Tndeer Logo

Page 3 of 3 <123
Topic Options
#1210886 - 03/02/09 06:03 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: bogger]
6 Point

Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 705
Loc: Bellevue

\:D \:D
always lookin

#1210959 - 03/02/09 06:25 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: go_okfishin]
8 Point

Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 2090
Loc: West TN

3" have always patterned better out of my guns. I have always notice that 3.5"s have thrown inconsistant patterns on paper. I would tell someone to shoot both out of their guns and choke and see what patterns better for your set up. But for me its always been 3".
#1225044 - 03/08/09 10:56 PM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: baller_9]
TurkeyBurd Moderator
Woodpile Boys
10 Point

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3026
Loc: Chapel Hill

depends on the gun, but 3.5 is the better on the longer shot of course. to me it depends on the hunt. if im after that big burd early spring im only shooting 3.5. casual hunt im going to shoot whatever is in my bag. important hunt, big load. but good shot and they all die. good luck.
' it ain't fair, I gotta WURK!' -Porkchop Jacobs

#1225163 - 03/09/09 01:10 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: ]
8 Point

Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 1466
Loc: Clarksville, TN, hunt FCKY an...

 Originally Posted By: captain hook
Supposed to be an up close and personal experience where the bird is called down the gun barrel. Please someone explain.

Well,,, that is YOUR "mentality".
Noff said. \:\)

#1225180 - 03/09/09 04:38 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: medwc]
Game Eye
14 Point

Registered: 08/06/00
Posts: 8394
Loc: Tennessee

I kilt my first birds many yrs ago with my Grandpa's old Winchester model 12 20 gauge, 2 3/4" high brass 4s. Then went with the 12 gauge with 3" magnum loads number 5s. Now I shoot the Mossberg 835 with the 3 1/2" 5s.
The 3 1/2" will punish you on the range for sure, but they do pattern quite a bit better out of my gun, compared to the 3".

As far as explaining the extra range or firepower. Well, if you hunt turkeys long enuff you'll come to understand that these wary birds are extremely tuff. If you don't break em down they can and will get up and run away. When I pull the trigger I want to be confident the bird goin home with me. I do not shoot at them at 50 yds tho, but that's just me.

#1225410 - 03/09/09 08:43 AM Re: 3 vs. 3.5 [Re: Game Eye]
8 Point

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 1930
Loc: MT. Juliet Tennessee

I shoot both 3" and 3-1/2" shells
They both pattern really good out of my two 870's
I know for a fact that if I can get a bird in the 0-40
yard range he's a dead bird.


Page 3 of 3 <123

Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, Grizzly Johnson, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
Deer Assassin
Crappie Luck
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered and 19 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100243 Topics
1180151 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.012 seconds in which 0.007 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.