Just got this 3 1/2 today. i put 75 shells thru it however within the first ten shots three or four shells didnt want to fly out causing it to jam.
i got very frustrated because while i was paying off this gun ive seen people talking about it jamming. however after the third or fourth jam it didnt happen again for the rest of the 75 shots. i was shooting Estate Game and Target Load-2 3/4"-1oz shot-8shot.... we'll see what happens as i shoot more
My 3" gun will handle 1oz loads fine, if they are loaded 1250 - 1300fps. A buddy tried shooting some 1145fps factory loads thru it aand it failed every time.Since it is a "recoil" operated gun, you probably won't be able to shoot "light" target loads, or will experience problems such as you've mentioned.