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#1209697 - 03/02/09 07:45 AM 3 vs. 3.5
FallRutSpringStrut
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Is there that much of advantage of shooting 3.5 over 3. What does everyone think.
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#1209713 - 03/02/09 08:03 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: FallRutSpringStrut]
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About 15 yards
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#1209728 - 03/02/09 08:09 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: muddyboots]
go_okfishin
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3" shells cost less. I have shot birds up to 40 yards with 3" shells. It all goes back to how your gun patterns and how much recoil you want to put up with.
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#1209758 - 03/02/09 08:27 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: go_okfishin]
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Cost's a little more, holds a little more shot....
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#1209819 - 03/02/09 08:47 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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To be honest for me it is just a bit more confidence with 3.5 which can mean alot in the woods.

I have not seen a huge difference in my gun between the 2 but i feel more confident with 3.5's

although i have killed them with 2 3/4 - 3.5 any of them will kill them with a good shot
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#1209916 - 03/02/09 09:42 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Put them to the test on the range. I have done so. So far the 3.5 has not out done 3inch shells. I spent alot of money testing this.Of course this is out of my 870 super mag.665 mad max choke. I shot all size of winchester turkey loads doing this test. I will keep testing on other brands in the future if funds allow. But right now 3 inch shells do as good or better in my gun.
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#1209931 - 03/02/09 09:49 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: turkeyhunter]
BV
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The three and a half inch give you a little more shot and a lot more kick \:D
But I still use them.
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#1209958 - 03/02/09 10:00 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: BV]
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3" just feels better on my shoulder. I tend to flinch alittle with 3.5".
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#1210061 - 03/02/09 10:53 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: muddyboots]
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15 to 20 yards further 3.5 has tighter pattern!!!

Atleast mine do!!!
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#1210121 - 03/02/09 11:23 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: deerchaser007]
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 Originally Posted By: BV
The three and a half inch give you a little more shot and a lot more kick \:D
But I still use them.


 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
3" just feels better on my shoulder. I tend to flinch alittle with 3.5".



Well a 3.5" is a mans gun ya know..... Of course I do shoot a 10ga too... but not at turkey's \:D

Seriously, try changing the recoil pad, maybe one of those new SIMS recoil pads would help...
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