View Full Version : FN SLP 18" Owners. I have a question

06-06-2012, 4:14 PM
I just brought my SLP home and tried to load some 2 3/4 Shells and I couldn't get it to take all 6?

So here is what I tried to load. Wolf 9 pellet 00 buck. I put a tape to it and it measures 2 1/2 inches and I could only get 5 shells in.

The second thing I tried to load was wold slugs which measure 2 1/4 inches long and it took all 6.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Don't bust my chops on the wolf ammo...

06-06-2012, 5:14 PM
Wolf is know for being longer than normal.... Common problem

06-06-2012, 8:39 PM
That may be true, but I took measurements of the shells and it was only 2 1/2 inches long.

Knife Edge
06-06-2012, 9:00 PM
Pull the spring out and reassemble. Some of my semi autos do stuff like this.

06-06-2012, 10:04 PM
OK, Did that and still issues. it appears that there is a cap at the end to hold the spring in place that may be restricting that last 1/2 inch that I think I would need to get them all in

06-06-2012, 11:56 PM
Try other brands of shells..... As you've discovered, Wolf buck runs long.

06-07-2012, 2:21 AM
I can't even put in 8 Winchester (owned by FNH) PDX1 shells into a 22" FN SLP (supposedly 8+1 capacity) and they are just slightly longer than 2 1/4".

When you want to max load your shotguns, you have to actually load them up.

06-07-2012, 5:44 AM
Different brands,different lengths. try a variety of brands,
My SLP MK1 has always accepted 8 in the tube, but I also trim my mag spring down a little too.

2 3/4" shot shells are measured after they are shot.

06-07-2012, 5:59 AM
2 3/4" shot shells are measured after they are shot.[/QUOTE]

Really? I guess that would make sense to some degree.