bennyboy72 wrote:I have always shot 3 1/2 #2s along side my dad who uses 2 3/4 #4s. We always shoot when they are finishing so he always does just as good as me. I know that when I have used bigger shot like BB or BBB I have found the shot rolled up and stuck inside the feathers before they even reach the flesh. Obviously some of them make it to the vitals but I've often wondered how many of the birds I've unloaded my gun on where all the shot rolled up in the feathers. I know I'm not a perfect shot and definitely miss my fair share but sometimes you just know you hit with every shot and they fly away laughing at you. I have know idea if anyone else has ever noticed this before with the bigger shot but I've never seen it happen with smaller shot sizes?
Bill Herian wrote:I would rather decoy ducks, but geese, geese are another story. Jump shooting geese is like playing dodgeball with fat kids. And I love dodgeball.
ducking&diving wrote:i have both, an M2 and an Extrema2. i like the 3 inch shell. in the m2 the recoil isnt bad. if it were a SBE 2 it would be worse due to inertia system.
SkyBuster302 wrote:Ive shot honkers with 3 in until I could afford a 3.5 in gun. I could kill em with the 3 in but you can't get up there and kill em like a 3.5 will. The big difference is distance. In my opinion if you got it you can use it. Spend the extra money cuz you might not ever know when you'll need that extra *** behind that shot ..
jaysweet3 wrote:Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30".....
That's how I got a 13" pecker.
matt_3479 wrote:Before the 3 1/2" shell came out what do oyou think everyone used?
before the 3" came out, what do you think everyone used?
Why do you think they upgraded the length of the chamber? because the others didn't work? because the others didn't have the power? No, it was actually because people wanted the extra power, extra range for the big geese at extended ranges. And those 3 1/2 shells really put a number on them. Now as people what they use most often and they will tell you there preference but every size has done it for years and will continue to.
In my hunting party we have 5 guns that only shoot 2 3/4" and yes one of them was me. We killed just as many birds as everyone else. You could tell on the further shots how the larger 3" helped and now the 3 1/2". I then wanted to upgrade my gun not because i didn't like 2 3/4" but because half my party uses 3" and this way i can grab any shell and throw it in. So i picked up the 3" maxus. This gun fits me better and so my shot has improved. My range has improved, so my success has gone up. but both work. Now we recently had a guy pick up a 3 1/2" gun only cause the supernova only came in that chamber so he grabbed it.
The 3 1/2" really beats you up, especially after a full day of shooting. The 3" is a lot more tolerable and works amazing, why up size. Its all preference. My preference is 3" cause i dont need the 3 1/2" and it saved me 250 dollars.
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