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Hey everyone, I just picked up a post war 16 gauge Elsie (SN FWS; associated with the Marlin buyout of Hunter Arms post 1945) and I’m very eager to go shoot it. My excitement has been dampened a bit reading opinions on what loads to shoot out of older guns. What’s a bit confusing is that this gun isn’t that old, at least not compared to many of these guns. I have 2 3/4”, 1 oz, 1165 FPS (2 3/4 DE) shells in both 8 and 6 shot. Am I safe to shoot these? Really want to shoot a few familiarization rounds of trap before going after birds in the field. Thanks!