Removed The Shotgun Plug...

what ever works, I suppose
 

Stieet

Senior Member
I remember an old post where a Game Warden visiting a dove field realized that the pencil used for a shotgun plug was almost too short to exclude the third magazine shell. He worked about thirty minutes until he was able to break the pencil and "hammer" in the extra shell and write the ticket.
 

ryanh487

Senior Member
Law just says it can't be removeable through the breech, doesn't say what it has to be made of. If it works, it works!
 

LEON MANLEY

Senior Member
I remember an old post where a Game Warden visiting a dove field realized that the pencil used for a shotgun plug was almost too short to exclude the third magazine shell. He worked about thirty minutes until he was able to break the pencil and "hammer" in the extra shell and write the ticket.
The 2.75 shells that are being made today are a little shorter than they use to be.
I have a Rem 870 Express 3" mag, that will accept a 3 shell in the chamber, if you push it really hard, with the factory green plastic plug installed. Most of the time the third shell will not stay in the mag and render the shotgun inoperable, while the jam is cleared.
 
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LT6767

Senior Member
The 2.75 shells that are being made today are a little shorter than they use to be.
I have a Rem 870 Express 3" mag, that will accept a 3 shell in the chamber, if you push it really hard, with the factory green plastic plug installed. Most of the time the third shell will not stay in the mag and render the shotgun inoperable, while the jam is cleared.
Yes I've noticed that some shells are different lengths... the Federal shells tend to be a lil longer than Remington shells.
 
Mine has a stick I picked up off the ground at the dove field parking lot. :)
 

PappyHoel

Senior Member
I have a dowel in mine from 30 years ago.
 

Nicodemus

FREELANCE ADMINISTRATOR
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A rite of passage when growing up. You had to be able to snap off a sweetgum branch the right length, remove the end cap, put the sweetgum plug in, get the gun back together and operable. All on a dead run.
 
There are a couple shotguns around that have a section of aluminum arrow in them .... light weight .... wrap the ends with electrical tape to keep the rattling down ....

my Benelli Montefeltro has what looks like a long flat headed nail that goes right through the spring holder under the cap ....

makes Nic's ordeal real easy and quick ...!!
 
A rite of passage when growing up. You had to be able to snap off a sweetgum branch the right length, remove the end cap, put the sweetgum plug in, get the gun back together and operable. All on a dead run.
There are a few of us who grew up in a culture that allows us to understand and relate with that post. :rofl:
 
I went one opening morning of Turkey. I had loaned my shotgun to someone for yote hunting. I though I might should check the tube and after the 4th one went in I had to cut a stick to put in it. Now it only hold one in tube and one in chamber. My stick may be a little too long but least I am legal.
 
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