Shotgun Plug Adjustments
Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:37 AM
Notice when you buy a Model 500 Mossberg.....You take it home....Go out into the field and you can't get shells to work into the magazine. There is a plug in there and you need to cut it a bit...In this case the Mossberg just hae a dowel rod for the plug...So you have to cut it off at the right spot so it will accept only two shotgun shells.. Heard someone tell me they had to do that for their Brownig BPS too....I don't remember doing that to mine???
I just purchased a Benelli......Um was so nice it had the plug in it...I took it to a safe place and put in all three type shells that it takes. What a rewarding surprise that I did not have to cut it at all to make the 2 3/4, 3. and or the 3 1/2 two each shells to fit...Neat thing is 2 3/4 will only allow two to enter as will the 3 1/2 incher. Thing was kind of like a computer...No matter what size it was I did not have to play around in there where the plug was.....
So far I have had to cut the Mossberg 500 20 gauge and the Mossberg 500 410. However I really think that Mossberg did this to make it a single shot should a mom or dad want the kid to hunt with a single shot first??????However should you get a gun and it will not take the two each shells it could be that you will need to reduce the plug a bit...make sure you find that area of gun manual that explains this and cut it to the size it recommends.
Also might be good that you have the gun dealer cut and adjust it for you before you take it home...Just in case you do not know how to cut a wooden dowel rod to make it the appropriate size in a gun magazine....
Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:58 AM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:27 PM
Got me to thinking here. Ever since I took the riot gun out of
the trunk lid of my squad car, I have never put a plug in it.
I don't even have one for it, nor have I even thought of making
one. It seems that I forgot that if I want to use one of my
shotguns for hunting that I need a plug in them. Right now,
one gun will hold eight, and the other will hold five. Kinda
much to use for hunting, huh? lol
Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:09 AM
In any case, the 3 rounds in the gun, not just the mag tube, comes from an international treaty between the U.S., Canada and Mexico regarding migratory birds. Has nothing to do with PA.
"...for quail..." Might be an Oklahoma hunting reg thing. Up here, in Ontario, our MNR(Ministry of Natural Resources) decided it'd be 3 rounds in the shotgun for any hunting.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:09 AM
It probably is...or maybe I should say "was"... Actually it's been quite a few years since I hunted quail, and I just looked at our state regs, and can not find this on the regulations for quail any longer.... However, I did find it under "MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS REGULATIONS".... It states, "No person shall take migratory game birds with a shotgun capable of holding more than three (3) shells, in the magazine and chamber combined, unless otherwise provided." ....and.... "Violations of state migratory game bird regulations are also violations of federal regulations."
Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:34 PM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:09 AM
Me thinks this is probably one of those antiquated old Pa game laws that they probably could change and make them equal to other states.....
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