dukhntr wrote:rebelp74 wrote:BlackDogNigel wrote:Pick a good shotgun that's pretty in your hand at a price you are comfortable. The 3.5" shells are good for giving you a bruised shoulder during goose hunts but that's about it.
Growing up I was humbled by my father and his old Ithica SxS 20 with 2-3/4" shells; two triggers to boot. What I'd give to get him back in a duck blind.....
I've shot a Stoeger 2000 for several years and just switched to a Mossberg 935 to get the top safety. For all you fancy pants, they kill just as many ducks as any other shotgun and I don't worry about actually hunting with them. All that matters is you like the gun in your hands.
Back then he probably shot lead! I agree that 2.75" shells are great if you could shoot lead, but these days with steel which is light weight and has no knock down power you need 3 or 3.5" to kill birds at distances more than 25-30yds.
So one of your posts says to buy an extreme because you've had it a week. (and it has yet to be "tested") then you say that you "need" 3 or 3.5" shells to kill birds past 30 yards? I'd suggest you spend more time at the range shooting. I use 3" shells for everything, including big honkers. I can/have consistently shot ducks under 40 yards with 2.75" shells....Just saying.
Indaswamp wrote:jaysweet3 wrote:Looks a little small.
Dat's what She said....
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