slothman wrote:Who shoots 2.75" shells instead? I did for a long time for all types of game.
90 percent of my shots at ducks and geese is with 23/4inch loads of 7/8 loads -11/8 loads. speeds 1860 fps-1525 fps
If a duck hunter ever tries a 23/4 inch steel load especially after shooting 31/2 inch loads all the time and actually does there home work with patterns ect, and the biggest part is actually know how far the birds are at for yardage. you will find out after while that they kill the ducks and geese just as dead and your follow up shots/sight picture is there for all 3 shots. some say i have no problems with 31/2 inch loads kicking ect.
i love those people when they come and hunt with us. i say why don't you try one of my reloads and shoot at water over there were stick is in water for aiming point. I hand them my shotgun with empty already fired hull in chamber, they pull the trigger and they jerk a good 3 to 6 inches, getting ready fore the recoil, all there was click. then they cycle the action everyone chuckles abit and then they shoot the 23/4 inch hull load. not all but some ask to try few for the next flock. some ask for the loads that i shoot right away. some take there time feeling tough and call later on and get them after they shot somemore 31/2 inch loads. but atleast 65 percent of those people comeback the next year with 3inch or 23/4inch reloads/factory loads.
just some food for thaught