nealc104 posted a topic in BenelliFor anyone else who couldn't find the answer to why a 7 round magazine tube on an M4, and probably the other products as well, couldn't fit 7 rounds - I could not understand why my new M4 LE model with a 7 round tube would not hold 7 rounds of my Federal 00 Buck or Slug rounds - I checked for a limiter (which there shouldn't be one as it is a LE model, or any other blockage or obvious cause. With a well-hidden reference on the internet about 2 3/4 inch shells being slightly different lengths, depending upon shot / manufacturer, I tried bird shot - and voila, I could fit 7 rounds. What baffles me is that there is no information by Benelli about this fact, nor did CMC Government Supply, where I purchased the shotgun, offer this as a possible cause. Perhaps I am the only one that did not know that some shells are a touch shorter...if there is one person, check out this "solution." Of course it's not really a solution, as bird shot is not a tactical load (at least not in my book), and therefore to advertise a tactical shotgun as having a 7 round mag when you can't fit 7 tactical rounds, is deceptive.
Can anyone explain why the OEM 7-round magazine will only fit 6 rounds? I haven't seen this addressed anywhere and can't find a clear answer on the 'net. It is a law enforcement model that came standard with the 7-round mag. Thank you.