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#1269437 - 03/31/09 08:26 AM 3.5 vs 3" debate
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just a topic I was talking about with a buddy the other day, just looking for what others think.

is a 3.5 worth it or is 3" plenty? Would you buy a gun that only shot 3" or does it have to chamber a 3.5?

if you use 3.5 why? how much better did your gun do with it vs the 3"???

just a good debate I would like to see what others opinions are.
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#1269449 - 03/31/09 08:34 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: REN]
bigdeer
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mine patterns better with 3.5 than the 3s do but i would rather have a gun that shot all 3 size shells than just 2 think re sell would b better also 3.5 has a better range than 3s do
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#1269450 - 03/31/09 08:35 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: REN]
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I use 3 1/2. I like the ten extra yards of range. 3 inch is fine if that is what you want.
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#1269451 - 03/31/09 08:36 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: muddyboots]
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I bought a shotgun capable of shooting 3.5 inch shells. Turns out they don't pattern well for me and the extra recoil isn't worth it.

They die in front of 2-3/4 inch shells so 3 is fine for me. In fact 2-3/4 inch shells pattern better than the 3 inchers from my gun. I just lose a little distance. I still typically shoot the 3's.

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#1269454 - 03/31/09 08:40 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: Trapper John]
captain hook
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A 3.5" doesn't give yoy anymore distance but it does give you more pellets.

Bottom line shoot which ever length, shot size, or mfg of ammo that patterns best, and leave it at that.
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#1269458 - 03/31/09 08:42 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: Trapper John]
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 Originally Posted By: Trapper John
I bought a shotgun capable of shooting 3.5 inch shells. Turns out they don't pattern well for me and the extra recoil isn't worth it.

They die in front of 2-3/4 inch shells so 3 is fine for me. In fact 2-3/4 inch shells pattern better than the 3 inchers from my gun. I just lose a little distance. I still typically shoot the 3's.


I agree!!!!! my 3.5 don't patter as well as my 3" and it is not worth the pain!!!

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#1269499 - 03/31/09 09:01 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: cruff10]
muddyboots
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Here is my 3 1/2 at 40

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#1269507 - 03/31/09 09:04 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: muddyboots]
RussellvilleRob
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I shoot 3". I have never killed or had to shoot at one past 10-15 YDS.
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#1269509 - 03/31/09 09:05 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: captain hook]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
A 3.5" doesn't give yoy anymore distance but it does give you more pellets.

Bottom line shoot which ever length, shot size, or mfg of ammo that patterns best, and leave it at that.


Exactly, that's why I shoot a 3.5...... more pellets.
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#1269510 - 03/31/09 09:06 AM Re: 3.5 vs 3" debate [Re: muddyboots]
Timberdoodle
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Here is my 3 1/2 at 40



What kind of a setup do you have, mb?
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