There are several different versions of the Select. The gauge and chamber length are inscribed on the side of the barrel, forward of the receiver. They are inscribed as follows on the receiver:
• 23A" and 3" Magnum. These models are designed to shoot all factory loads from 23A" up to 3" Magnums. These models are designed to accept up to 3" factory loads. (They are not designed to shoot 3LA" shells.)
• 23A". Select shotguns with this designation are usually target models. They are specifically configured to be able to handle all factory 23A" loads including the lightest target loads up to heavy 23A" hunting field loads. (23A" target models are NOT designed to shoot 3" or 31/2" shells.)
Take extreme care to note the gauge of your shotgun as inscribed on the side of the barrel. You must shoot only shells of the correct gauge. For example, inadvertently placing a 20 gauge shell in a 12 gauge shotgun is extremely hazardous. The 20 gauge shell can slide forward through the chamber. The rim of a 20 gauge shell will stop when it comes in contact with the end of the 12 gauge chamber (an area called the forcing cone). It is possible for the shooter to think that the chamber simply is not loaded and then insert a 12 gauge shell behind a 20 gauge shell. When the 12 gauge shell is fired, the barrel may burst, destroying your firearm and possibly causing serious injury to yourself or others.
Never mix shells of different gauges in hunting clothes or other gear. Train young shooters about the importance of using the correct ammunition for any firearm.
MAKE SURE YOU USE ONL Y THE EXACT AMMUNITION/GAUGE AS LISTED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BARREL
WE CAN ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTS WHICH OCCUR THROUGH THE USE OF SHELLS OF INCORRECT GAUGES OR THOSE THAT WHEN FIRED, DEVELOP PRESSURES IN EXCESS OF INDUSTRY STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE SPORTING ARMS AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS' INSTITUTE (SAAMI).
DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY VENTILATED AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS, OR HANDLING AMMUNITION MA Y RESUL T IN EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND OTHER SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS, REPRODUCTIVE HARM AND OTHER SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION AT ALL TIMES. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER EXPOSURE.
Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious personal injury and damage to the firearm due to excessive pressure. Reload only after proper instruction and in strict compliance with instructions and data contained in current reloading manuals.
Winchester ammunition is always an excellent choice for your new Winchester firearm, delivering the unmatched performance and dependability you want.
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