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alex is a DUCK hunter wrote: If you shoot enough 3.5in will make you develop a flinch...
alex is a DUCK hunter wrote:I shoot an A300 and love it, i got mine dipped in Natural Gear gear lol. If you shoot enough 3.5in will make you develop a flinch which is never good.
greasy70 wrote:Also just a general question for my knowledge with the shells, is the main benift of the 3.5" is that you are going to get more shot out the shell? Cause I would think that is the only benefit, as a 1 1/8oz load in a 3" or 3.5" shell would go the same distance since they are the same size oz. Or am I totally confused.
BBK wrote:The 3.5" shells will hold more shot, thus giving you a better pattern at longer ranges... usually.
A 3" 1 1/4 load is going to be going about 1400-1475fps. A 3.5" 1 1/4 load is going to be going 1650fps or about that. That added speed will equate to your shot being lethal to a longer range. Its all about penetration.
mudpack wrote:Do we need 3.5" shells to kill waterfowl? No. We don't even need 3" shells to kill waterfowl. I daresay more ducks and geese have been killed with 2 3/4" shells than with 3" and 3.5" shells combined.
I have three waterfowl guns; two are 3", one is a 3.5". I shoot the 3" a LOT more than I shoot the 3.5" gun. So far this season, I've shot 264 shells....all 2 3/4"...and killed 144 ducks. I'll be transitioning to 3" in November, as the big birds become predominate in the bag....but I could shoot 2 3/4" all season and not feel particularly handicapped.
That said, a 3.5" gun is handy to have....gives you options. However, if budget constraints make the choices a cheap 3.5" gun like the Stoeger or a good quality 3" gun like a Beretta or Browning or even a Benelli M2.....I'd go for the 3" gun in a heartbeat.
Missouridukhunter wrote: ......Just got back from Nodak a week ago...... Used it last year for fowl, shot in a trap league this summer and hunted this year with it. Havent even clean it once.. I know, I know shame on me. She's my baby but a work horse.
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