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1 3/4" 12G shells

  • 13-09-2022 5:07pm
    Registered Users Posts: 594 ✭✭✭

    Just found out these things exist😮

    Where can they be got?

    seems like they should be a cheaper alternative?


  • Registered Users Posts: 280 ✭✭Mississippi.

    They are just the ordinary 70mm cartridges.

    It's not easy to get the 2" ones.

  • Registered Users Posts: 594 ✭✭✭slipperyox

    No, They are 1 and three quarter inch, yet similar to 2 and three quarter

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,596 ✭✭✭Feisar

    Doubt they'd be cheaper as there isn't the cost savings afforded by volume.

    First they came for the socialists...

  • Registered Users Posts: 280 ✭✭Mississippi.

    I don't understand what type you are referring to then

    1 3/4" as in the title is 70mm.

    Apart from some 67mm ones that is the dead common size

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  • Registered Users Posts: 280 ✭✭Mississippi.

    Right right right

    I was way off

    70mm is 2 3/4"

    wee brain fart moment

    Tá brón orm

  • Registered Users Posts: 543 ✭✭✭Sika98k

    They will not be cheaper than 12 bore shells. For some time 20 bore cartridges were significantly more expensive than 12 more cartridges.

    Now as the popularity of them 20 bore has increased the volume of cartridges, the run time in the factory is longer, less time setting up.

    For comparison look at the price of 410 or 16 bore cartridges. Someone I know recently bought a slab (250) 410,s. Cost ? €95, my slab of 32grm 12,s cost me €85.

  • Registered Users Posts: 230 ✭✭cosieman

    If you are looking for something that kicks less you can use eley ambers or lyvalve they are both 21 gram shells and are have a surprisingly good range on clays

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,191 ✭✭✭✭Nekarsulm

    Dunno if those "mini-shells" come in much except slugs.

    Bit of a fad over in the USA for "home defense" use.

    You need an adaptor for your semi or pump, and then you need to take it out to dhoot 2 3/4 shells.

    Instead of 8 regular shells in your Mossberg 500 with the full lenght magazine tube, you can get 13 of these mini-shells to fit.

    All immaterial for Ireland, slugs and longer magazine tubes need a "restricted" licence here.