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how many shotgun shells?
so me and a buddy got into an epic arguement today about the number of shotgun shells you can have in a shotgun while your small game hunting (squirrel, rabbit, and racoon)
i said you can have as many as your shotgun will hold, ie, most stock pumps without a plug will hold 6, a semi auto will hold 3. that the only time your limited to 3 shells and have to have your plug in your shotgun is while hunting migratory waterfowl, such as ducks and geese.
he swears up and down that you can only have 3 shells, and if your hunting with a pump, you have to have the plug in the gun to limit you down to 3 shells just like a semi auto, reguardless of what your hunting, you can only have 3 shells in the gun.
now we both have valid arguements that make sense for our stance.
i said you can squirrel hunt with a .22, and mine holds 16 bullets, i deer hunt with a 30-30 that holds 8 bullets, so why am i limited on a shotgun even when most pumps come from the factory capable of holding 6 shots.
his arguement is, that semi auto shotguns only hold 3, so pumps can only hold 3 when your hunting anything, but for home protection and skeet shooting you can have more than 3 shells in a pump.
so can someone give us an official ruling to settle the debate? who is right about what?