Need a little help from my friends. As some of you know I added a few nice oldies to the collection lately. One being a Winchester 97 Takedown. I've spent a lot if time digging through the internet and there seems to be a bunch of contradictory information out there. Specifically around the chamber length, 2 1/2, 2 5/8 and 2 3/4. As a side note mine was made in 1927 if that will have any bearing on things. I've decided that shooting 2 3/4" shells should be fine however I'm looking for a load that will be kind to the old girl. As I have all the equipment to reload I figured why not? Since this isn't going to be my "shoot every weekend'r", more just for fun, I was thinking about 1 oz of shot with 17.5 grains of Clay Dot which should give me around 6,800 psi. All the 1 1/8 oz loads I found were around 10,000 psi. I also have HS6, H110, Unique and Bullseye powders to work with. Please let me know if you think I'm on the right track and if not, I'm open to suggestions. The type of duty this shotgun will see is either hand thrown clay birds, one of those mechanical jobs you anchor to an old tire and bunnies/squirrels out at the ranch.