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You should break the gun in with heavy field loads, a box or so at least.

After that, it should cycle 3 dram 1-1/8 ounce loads with no problems.

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Benelli specifies a minimum load for their 12 ga, Inertia driven shotguns.

The 3 drams represents an older method of measuring a powder charge.

The full phrase is 3 drams equivalent, which means the powder charge produces the same amount of energy as 3 drams of black powder.


These days, shotshell manufacturers are not labeling their products with powder charge, but instead are labeling them with muzzle velocities.

A 3 dram 1-1/8 ounce load is a standard to heavy field load.

Light field loads and target loads generally fall below this mark, and therefor may not produce enough energy to properly cycle the weapon.

The inertia is generated from the same forces that produce recoil.

Shooting lighter loads may be easier on the shoulder, but they're right on the edge of being potent enough to make the gun work properly.


If you prefer to shoot light (I call them girly) loads, you may want to consider a gas-operated gun that can be tweaked to function with them.

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