2 3/4 vs 3 inch

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2 3/4 vs 3 inch

Postby radisson » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:55 pm

Just wondering what people have to say about using 2 3/4 inch shells on ducks seems like most are using 3 inch but are the 2 3/4 productive on woodies and mallards?
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Re: 2 3/4 vs 3 inch

Postby JustinNH » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:01 am

I shoot 3'' and find a happy medium between more pellets and more speed... but while it looks better on paper and in the math, unless you are a great shot and can hit birds farther out than the average shooter, 2 3/4 works just fine for most situations.... especially woodies and mallards. I don't notice a difference if I shoot a box of 2 3/4 or 3'' but I also don't normally shoot beyond 30 yards except maybe an easy shot or water hugging buffies and mergs.
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Re: 2 3/4 vs 3 inch

Postby blackjacks » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:05 am

I decided to try some blackcloud 2 3/4" #4s for teal this season after always shooting 3". Worked great for teal and had some geese fly by at 40 yards and dropped 2 in 1 shot with em. I'm convinced 2 3/4" is all you really need.
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Re: 2 3/4 vs 3 inch

Postby radisson » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:18 pm

Great info thanks guys!!
I will be buying some 2 3/4 to try this season as that's really all I saw available.
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Re: 2 3/4 vs 3 inch

Postby NHDuckHunter » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:47 pm

When it comes down to it for me, my days in the blind are limited. 3" shells give me an advantage. The ONLY down side is money. I will always spend the money to gain even a small advantage. Add that to my belief that whatever it is we are harvesting deserves to die quickly, and not get lost, its a no brainer.
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