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oneeyebear
08-13-2012, 12:25 AM
...so I went to sportsman's warehouse the other day and ended up buying the wrong size shells. Ended up getting 20 Gauge instead of 12 Gauge. Now I have 100 rounds of shells that I can't use and as far as I know sportsman's warehouse isn't going to do an exchange for me. Any ideas on what I can do? It bothers me that I just wasted $26

XDshooter
08-13-2012, 12:58 AM
...so I went to sportsman's warehouse the other day and ended up buying the wrong size shells. Ended up getting 20 Gauge instead of 12 Gauge. Now I have 100 rounds of shells that I can't use and as far as I know sportsman's warehouse isn't going to do an exchange for me. Any ideas on what I can do? It bothers me that I just wasted $26

If you have a membership to a shotgun club, they usually rent guns to members for free. Could always try a different gauge gun.

Unless you have something other than birdshot.

oneeyebear
08-13-2012, 1:02 AM
Nope don't happen to have a shotgun club membership

KWalkerM
08-13-2012, 1:10 AM
trade with friends

Chaos47
08-13-2012, 1:19 AM
Sell / Trade them in the WTS Ammo section?
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=169

oneeyebear
08-13-2012, 2:08 AM
Ohh nice yea i will make a post there thanks

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coyotebait
08-13-2012, 12:07 PM
You could ship them to me for proper disposal. :shrug:

NorCalXJ
08-13-2012, 6:20 PM
Buy yourself a 20G :D

Grumpyoldretiredcop
08-13-2012, 6:23 PM
Buy yourself a 20G :D

^ This, indeed, or find a friend with one who'll loan it to you so that you can properly dispose of the offending ammo.

CK_32
08-13-2012, 6:36 PM
And I bought the wrong barrel... Where in the same boat.

oneeyebear
08-14-2012, 6:12 AM
Damn they wont take back a barrel??

I would consider a 20 Gauge eventually but I'm good with my 12 Gauge for now =D

-hanko
08-16-2012, 10:05 AM
...so I went to sportsman's warehouse the other day and ended up buying the wrong size shells.

Any ideas on what I can do? It bothers me that I just wasted $26
Write down your gauge on a sticky note, take it with you next time you need ammo.;)

hth

-hanko

robcoe
08-16-2012, 10:07 AM
...so I went to sportsman's warehouse the other day and ended up buying the wrong size shells. Ended up getting 20 Gauge instead of 12 Gauge. Now I have 100 rounds of shells that I can't use and as far as I know sportsman's warehouse isn't going to do an exchange for me. Any ideas on what I can do? It bothers me that I just wasted $26

Well, there is only one reasonable solution, buy a 20ga shotgun.

phrogg111
08-17-2012, 1:36 AM
Can't believe no one has posted this:

BUY A 20 GAUGE ADAPTER FOR $20!

They work in any 12 gauge shotgun!

http://www.shotgunadapters.com
http://www.gunadapters.com

RudyCakes
08-17-2012, 9:22 PM
Can't believe no one has posted this:

BUY A 20 GAUGE ADAPTER FOR $20!

They work in any 12 gauge shotgun!

http://www.shotgunadapters.com
http://www.gunadapters.com

Don't those only work with break action double barrels? I could be wrong.

Full Clip
08-17-2012, 9:46 PM
Buy yourself a 20G :D

Yeah, pretty crafty way to give yourself an excuse to buy a new gun...

oneeyebear
08-18-2012, 12:00 AM
Wow definitely getting that adapter if its compatible

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L84CABO
08-18-2012, 1:48 PM
Buy yourself a 20G :D

^ THIS! FOR THE WIN!

How is there even a question here? Clearly this is God and the Cosmos telling you that you need a 20 gauge. You don't want to piss off God and the Cosmos now...DO YOU!? :43:

oneeyebear
08-18-2012, 6:28 PM
Haha i guess i shouldnt but I'm not into shotguns very much mostly picked up my 12g for home defense

Dont get me wrong they are great to shoot but my 12 gauge is enough for me right now
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phrogg111
08-19-2012, 3:17 PM
Don't those only work with break action double barrels? I could be wrong.

They work in everything!

I've used 12 gauge to .357 magnum/.38 special, and 12 gauge to .22LR adapters in my 36" bolt-action shotgun before and after I sawed off the barrel to 20", and I've used them in my 32" full choke Winchester 1897 - no damage to the barrel! That's a pump gun, works perfectly!

Obviously these adapters won't be cycling semi-auto guns - but they'll work in those too! If you've got a 2 3/4" chamber, you're good!

CK_32
08-19-2012, 3:24 PM
Damn they wont take back a barrel??

I would consider a 20 Gauge eventually but I'm good with my 12 Gauge for now =D

Misread the discription on eBay.. My fault no returns.

chillincody
08-19-2012, 3:51 PM
Can't believe no one has posted this:

BUY A 20 GAUGE ADAPTER FOR $20!

They work in any 12 gauge shotgun!

http://www.shotgunadapters.com
http://www.gunadapters.com


OMFG I need one of these :D any one know if it would work in my single shot 12 g with built in full choke barrel ???

CK_32
08-19-2012, 4:09 PM
IMO those are retarded wastes of money.

You have to eject the 20 shell conversion every shot.. Not worth the time of day IMO

chillincody
08-19-2012, 4:35 PM
IMO those are retarded wastes of money.

You have to eject the 20 shell conversion every shot.. Not worth the time of day IMO

yeah but my local range wont let me shoot any of my guns only pistol calibers so 20$ is better than buying a new gun for my broke arse :43:

oneeyebear
09-24-2012, 10:51 PM
Can't believe no one has posted this:

BUY A 20 GAUGE ADAPTER FOR $20!

They work in any 12 gauge shotgun!

http://www.shotgunadapters.com
http://www.gunadapters.com

Just updating this thread. I ordered my adapter and luckily it came today right before we go shooting. So i will be testing it tomorrow, i have tested its fit and surprisingly it even pulls it from the shotguns magazine. So if i got 2 or 3 more it would eliminate the inconvenience of loading one at a time

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56Chevy
09-25-2012, 10:30 PM
Buy yourself a 20G :D
That's what I did when I accidentally bought 20 gauge shells. Yes, it was an accident!:p

ROCKETW19
09-26-2012, 3:38 PM
...so I went to sportsman's warehouse the other day and ended up buying the wrong size shells. Ended up getting 20 Gauge instead of 12 Gauge. Now I have 100 rounds of shells that I can't use and as far as I know sportsman's warehouse isn't going to do an exchange for me. Any ideas on what I can do? It bothers me that I just wasted $26

lol I did the same thing at walmart. damn 20G was behind some 12 g I bought 3 boxes and 2 were 20g no returns some weird law.
I am going to shooting range and give to them maybe trade for a few 12 what ever but it aint worth shipping to sell. and lesson learned I will always tripple check the ammo from now on. I have slugs so if anyone is in roseville you can have them

SCZ
09-26-2012, 5:11 PM
Just updating this thread. I ordered my adapter and luckily it came today right before we go shooting. So i will be testing it tomorrow, i have tested its fit and surprisingly it even pulls it from the shotguns magazine. So if i got 2 or 3 more it would eliminate the inconvenience of loading one at a time

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2 or 3 more you might as well have bought a 20ga mossy 500 ;)

Please do let us know how this thing works, I'm quite interested in one of these now to see if my wife would be comfortable with 20ga recoil (since she HATES the 12ga.)

trew10
09-26-2012, 5:14 PM
...so I went to sportsman's warehouse the other day and ended up buying the wrong size shells. Ended up getting 20 Gauge instead of 12 Gauge. Now I have 100 rounds of shells that I can't use and as far as I know sportsman's warehouse isn't going to do an exchange for me. Any ideas on what I can do? It bothers me that I just wasted $26

Don't feel bad it happens. If you have the receipt they should exchange them you are not returning them.

beretta929mm
09-26-2012, 5:19 PM
same thing happed to me once at Walmart. The clerk grabbed the wrong box. I caught the mistake after paying, so I was eligable for an exchange.

AAShooter
09-26-2012, 5:36 PM
http://www.littleskeeters.com/products.htm

ROCKETW19
09-26-2012, 9:38 PM
Don't feel bad it happens. If you have the receipt they should exchange them you are not returning them.

not atf law you can not do it! well that was what I was told at least. once it is paid even if you are standing right there it is final.
silly specialy since when I got wrong ammo it was begind the 12 gauge box so I just assumed it was all 12G when clerk grabbed it.

XVIga_Rob
09-26-2012, 10:07 PM
lol I did the same thing at walmart. damn 20G was behind some 12 g I bought 3 boxes and 2 were 20g no returns some weird law.
I am going to shooting range and give to them maybe trade for a few 12 what ever but it aint worth shipping to sell. and lesson learned I will always tripple check the ammo from now on. I have slugs so if anyone is in roseville you can have them

I'm in Antelope and will take the 20's off your hands.

ROCKETW19
09-26-2012, 11:43 PM
I'm in Antelope and will take the 20's off your hands.

sent you PM! no problem they are yours

oneeyebear
09-27-2012, 1:18 AM
So an update about the adapter. Don't waste the money, mine broke in my Remington 870 after about 10 shells. I will post pictures and the website i bought it from as well

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SureShot241
09-27-2012, 9:40 AM
I almost did that when I was at Walmart getting 100 rounds of birdshot. They had it all in a special section, except the genius who stocked it made it alternate from 20ga to 12ga back to 20ga and etc..

Canucky
09-27-2012, 9:44 AM
Hey bear!!!! email your # I will trade you for 12guage.
I'm in Roseville.
That is if you haven't made a deal with Rob.

ElToro
09-27-2012, 9:34 PM
i got about 50 boxes of 20g one night at Wally for $1 a box. federal game loads. in 6 and 7.5 and 8. took a while to find a good 20g, im still shooting it up...

ke6guj
09-27-2012, 9:40 PM
not atf law you can not do it! well that was what I was told at least. once it is paid even if you are standing right there it is final.


no such law that I know of prohibits a dealer from returning/exchanging ammo. It is basically a CYA rule that the sellers have, and they hide behind "its against the law to return/exchange ammo" BS.

ROCKETW19
09-27-2012, 11:49 PM
no such law that I know of prohibits a dealer from returning/exchanging ammo. It is basically a CYA rule that the sellers have, and they hide behind "its against the law to return/exchange ammo" BS.

to be 100% honest I have no clue but the guy selling the ammo talked way to good about ATF ect even told me a story about a guy buying then trying to return right then ect. I belived him even at the customer service desk at walmart there is a big sign saying no return or exchange on ammo. why wouldnt they exchange ammo unless something is stopping them?

But again it was $30 bucks worth of slugs I didnt care to much since I should of looked anyways.

oneeyebear
09-28-2012, 3:51 AM
So that website I bought the adapter from was http://shotgunadapter.com/

And this is what it looked like after about 15 shells....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/paintball31390/2012-09-28_03-44-42_187.jpg

I have not tried to contact the seller yet to see if anything can be done. In all fairness the website states that the adapters do not work well in pump shotguns, but at the same time it doesn't say that the adapter will break.