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I am looking into buying my first shotgun for clay pigeon shooting/HD, and I am considering an 18" Supernova. I realize the shotgun will hold 4+1 shells, and with a TacStar tube extension it can be boosted to 7+1. My question is, can it hold 7 3.5", 3", or 2.75" shells? It would seem like common sense that you may be able to hold 8 or 9 of the shorter shells compared to the 3.5", but I cannot find anything that explicitly says this is the case.

 

Any other advice for a soon-to-be shotgun owner is appreciated.

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I am looking into buying my first shotgun for clay pigeon shooting/HD, and I am considering an 18" Supernova. I realize the shotgun will hold 4+1 shells, and with a TacStar tube extension it can be boosted to 7+1. My question is, can it hold 7 3.5", 3", or 2.75" shells? It would seem like common sense that you may be able to hold 8 or 9 of the shorter shells compared to the 3.5", but I cannot find anything that explicitly says this is the case.

 

Any other advice for a soon-to-be shotgun owner is appreciated.

 

 

7- 2 3/4 I don't have a extension but the standard mag tube will hold 3-3 1/2 shells.

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If it holds 7+1 it is talking about the 2-3/4 shells. That means the 2 3/4 shells would take up 19.25" of space + 1 in the chamber. Doing some simple math you could hold 5.5 shells of 3.5" ammo + 1 in the chamber. They may allow for some extra room so that you could get 6 shells in there but I would expect you can fit 5 3.5" shells, 6 3" shells, and 7 2-3/4" shells. Hope this helps.

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If it holds 7+1 it is talking about the 2-3/4 shells. That means the 2 3/4 shells would take up 19.25" of space + 1 in the chamber. Doing some simple math you could hold 5.5 shells of 3.5" ammo + 1 in the chamber. They may allow for some extra room so that you could get 6 shells in there but I would expect you can fit 5 3.5" shells, 6 3" shells, and 7 2-3/4" shells. Hope this helps.

 

 

2 3/4 inch shells are 2 3/4 inches after its been shot.(open hull)

 

Same think applys with 3's and 3 1/2.

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Even if the crimp is not included and it holds 7+1 2-3/4" shells, shouldn't the math work out or are there different amounts of crimp between the 3.5", 3", and 2-3/4" shells? I don't reload so I'm not sure, sorry about that.

 

 

I don't reload shotgun either. But if the shell is 2 1/2 inches x7= 17.5 inches. You have to have room for the mag. tube spring. I'm not sure about the crimp length on any of the shells.

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When you use an extension that is equal with the endo of the barrel they will hold 7+1 assuming the spring is the right length.

I have tried two different Benelli extensions on my SNT:

- Benelli + 1 tube = 6+1 with 2 3/4" shells

- Benelli + 2 tube = 7+1 with 2 3/4" shells

Just a note I sold my SNT and still have a complete +1 Benelli tube for sale.

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