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#1210337 - 03/02/09 01:21 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: ]
turkeyhunter
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I agree captainhook. Most of my shots tend to be much closer than 30 yds. I had always used the 3.5 shells thinking they did much better. I was suprised when I actually got them on the range. All guns pattern differently.
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#1210356 - 03/02/09 01:34 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: turkeyhunter]
go_okfishin
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Registered: 12/14/03
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Yea I'd say 99% of my shots are within 20-25 yards. But I take my gun to the range and know what it can do at 40 yards so if I need to take a 40 yard shot in the open I do. it's rare though. Lot more exciting to get em as close as you can.
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#1210394 - 03/02/09 01:50 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: go_okfishin]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
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I get just as good of patterns out of 3 inch shells with my setup anyway. Of course I dont often shoot over 30 yards.
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#1210449 - 03/02/09 02:32 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
deerchaser007
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Registered: 12/17/02
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly_Johnson
 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...


Well ain't you a stud....... ;\)

I did see a new remington sureshot thumbhole stock with the supercell pad and its left/right hand that i would love to put on my 870. I would still use 3 inch shells though. I think thats plenty good enough for 50 yards or closer with the right load and choke.
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#1210453 - 03/02/09 02:36 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: deerchaser007]
Trapper John
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Registered: 03/13/99
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In my gun the 3.5 inch shells invariably have a looser pattern. The extra recoil and cost isn't worth it for me.

Try a few through your setup and see if they're worth it.

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#1210485 - 03/02/09 02:54 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: deerchaser007]
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 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
I did see a new remington sureshot thumbhole stock with the supercell pad and its left/right hand that i would love to put on my 870.


Tell you what, if you want to hold one to see if you like it FIRST, I could drive out that way and you can HOLD mine and see what you think... I have some friends that live around Beech Grove area and if you want to meet somewhere around there that would be fine with me.... or I could just stop by on the way to their house one saturday.

I might even bring some shells and let you SHOOT it TOO!!
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#1210530 - 03/02/09 03:17 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
deerchaser007
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Registered: 12/17/02
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly_Johnson
 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
I did see a new remington sureshot thumbhole stock with the supercell pad and its left/right hand that i would love to put on my 870.


Tell you what, if you want to hold one to see if you like it FIRST, I could drive out that way and you can HOLD mine and see what you think... I have some friends that live around Beech Grove area and if you want to meet somewhere around there that would be fine with me.... or I could just stop by on the way to their house one saturday.

I might even bring some shells and let you SHOOT it TOO!!


You teasing me ..... \:D
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#1210625 - 03/02/09 03:28 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: deerchaser007]
Grizzly Johnson Moderator
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I wouldn't do that to a fellow...
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#1210718 - 03/02/09 03:54 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Gravey
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I get about 10 yards more distance out of 3 1/2" than 3".
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#1210884 - 03/02/09 06:01 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: Gravey]
bogger
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Registered: 12/03/08
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if they made a 4" i would shoot it! by the way got my sureshot stock thanks grizzly


Edited by bogger (03/02/09 06:03 PM)

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