How to "Ghost Load" or "Carrier Load" or "Float a Round" a Shotgun
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    How to "Ghost Load" or "Carrier Load" or "Float a Round" a Shotgun

    Some shotguns permit you to "float" a shell on top of the carrier, while one is in the chamber, and your magazine is full. In this way you can get the maximum capacity out of your shotgun. In this video the shotgun I'm demonstrating to "ghost load" is a M4 Benelli, with the full length magazine tube I put on it, I have a nine round capacity with carrier loading.

    Carrier loading is included in the USMC's operation manual for the M1014 (the Marine version of the M4).

    If you guys know of other shotguns you can do this with, let me know.

    Here's the video:

    http://youtu.be/vf7agIzbTvs
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    Thanks for the vid, too cool!
    Just did that with my Win 1300 pump giving me 9 rounds(7/1/1).

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    Works on my Stevens 320. It was a little harder to manipulate than the M4. now it's 6+1 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    Works on my Stevens 320. It was a little harder to manipulate than the M4. now it's 6+1 :-)
    Does not work on my 820. It has a tang on the bottom of the bolt that shoves the shell on the carrier into the magazine. So it is stuck at 6.
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    Did some digging on this. seems that it works ok on some semi-autos, but can cause major problems in pumps.
    -Austin

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    Austin was right. Major problems for pumps It worked when I put it in, was able to cycle the action and everything and now after being behind my headboard for a few days, I can't cycle the pump. I can't mail it in for repair or transport it legally like this. Looks like I screwed the pooch.

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    You can ghost/carrier load a Remington 870, too.
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