Tndeer Logo

Page all of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3138656 - 01/25/13 10:03 AM Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"????
CAMARO12
8 Point


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 2128
Loc: HARDEMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Offline
For those that have patterned both, have you found any noticeable advantage in shooting the 3.5" shell over the 3" one??? Ad please list what gun and choke you use?? Thanks.
Top
#3138669 - 01/25/13 10:13 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
REN
Good ol' Boys "Team Grizzly"
12 Point


Registered: 10/24/07
Posts: 5041
Loc: Wilson County, TN

Offline
I shot 3" and 3.5

here is the 3.5




Here is the 3

_________________________
VooDoo Mafia

John 3:16



Top
#3138679 - 01/25/13 10:17 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: REN]
CAMARO12
8 Point


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 2128
Loc: HARDEMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Offline
Did you pattern the 3 inch load with the Hevi Shot .656 choke?? I'm interested in comparable patterns using the same choke.
Top
#3138689 - 01/25/13 10:21 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: REN]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point


Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 7636
Loc: Atoka, TN

Offline
While the 3.5" pattern above has 40 more hits in the circles shown (18% increase), the 3" pattern looks more uniform to my eyes. At the end of the day, both are more than enough to get the job done if we do our part and shoot straight.
_________________________
Andy S.

Top
#3138700 - 01/25/13 10:24 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
Lawrence
8 Point


Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 1902
Loc: MT. Juliet Tennessee

Offline
REN
GREAT PATTERNS
I USED AN 870 SM 23"
WITH A HEVI SHOT CHOKE .662
AND NOT THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO
SO I USED THE 3"
_________________________
Gobble
Gobble

BOOM


Top
#3138703 - 01/25/13 10:25 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Andy S.]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point


Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 7636
Loc: Atoka, TN

Offline
Camaro12 - are you considering only shooting 3" because of recoil, cost or what? Just wondering because I have a friend that only shoots 3" Nitros because of difference in recoil (when compared to 3.5" Nitros) and he flat murders the turkeys out to 45 yards, no problem. They shot great in his gun and he has been very pleased over the last few years with the change from 3.5" to 3".
_________________________
Andy S.

Top
#3138732 - 01/25/13 10:43 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Andy S.]
CAMARO12
8 Point


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 2128
Loc: HARDEMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Offline
Andy, I'm asking because I have shot the 3 inch Blends for a couple of years thru my 3" chambered Remmy 11-87's and I'm toying with the idea of hunting with my Browning Silver this season. With it's 3.5" chamber, I can shoot both shells but didn't want to have to purchase the 3.5" load if it didn't put an appreciable number of pellets in a 10 inch circle at 40 yards.
Top
#3138735 - 01/25/13 10:44 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
REN
Good ol' Boys "Team Grizzly"
12 Point


Registered: 10/24/07
Posts: 5041
Loc: Wilson County, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
Did you pattern the 3 inch load with the Hevi Shot .656 choke?? I'm interested in comparable patterns using the same choke.


yes just didnt have the pic handy. the 3" shot VERY compairable to the 3.5 using the sumtoy so i went with 3" on that choke.

the Hevi choke with 3" was around 198-205 depending on where you put the circle and had about the same overall pattern so i went with 3.5 in that gun/choke combo.

I use the Sumtoy set up in my M2000 99% of the time though
_________________________
VooDoo Mafia

John 3:16



Top
#3138737 - 01/25/13 10:44 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Andy S.]
Roost 1
10 Point


Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 3220
Loc: KY

Offline
If I were going to limit myself to 45yds I would be shooting lead not Nitros.. To each their own.....:)
_________________________
VooDoo Mafia

Z7extreme
Savage 10ML 2
Remington 700P

Top
#3138766 - 01/25/13 10:56 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Roost 1]
CAMARO12
8 Point


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 2128
Loc: HARDEMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Offline
Then let me go a step further. Has anyone patterned both shells thru and Invector Plus barrel and if so with what choke and what were the results of the patterns??
Top
#3139003 - 01/25/13 01:34 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
knightrider
12 Point


Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 5890
Loc: tn

Offline
the 3 patterns better for me because i jump like a sissy from those punishing 3.5
_________________________
behold the lamb of GOD,when he nocks please answer it may be your last chance!!!!
happy hunters against armchair biology
killing tomorrows trophies today

Top
#3139215 - 01/25/13 04:01 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: knightrider]
deerhunter10
10 Point


Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3268
Loc: maury county tn

Offline
there's a difference if your gun can shoot 3.5" then id shoot them. ive had very similar results as ren. out of my Mossberg 835.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners






Top
#3139256 - 01/25/13 04:41 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: deerhunter10]
timberjack86
12 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7467
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
I like the 3 inch because If I get in a bind shooting at a gobbler there is less of a chance of breaking my nose or collar bone. I have witnessed both calling birds for friends shooting the 3.5s
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3139272 - 01/25/13 04:50 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: timberjack86]
muddyboots
12 Point


Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 6837
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Offline
About 50 pellets differnce in a remington in a 10 inch circle.
_________________________
X Force is Bad!
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

Top
#3139293 - 01/25/13 04:59 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: muddyboots]
CAMARO12
8 Point


Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 2128
Loc: HARDEMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Offline
My Remington's are just 3 inch so I'm really interested in those loads thru and Invector Plus barrel.
Top
#3139701 - 01/25/13 09:26 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
deerhunter10
10 Point


Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3268
Loc: maury county tn

Offline
I don't notice to much of a difference in recoil from 3 to 3.5 im a bigger dude so I am young idk if that makes a difference but a 3.5 inch load isn't that bad to shoot plus in a year even if you pattern it youll probably shooting it 6 or 7 times max that's if you tag out.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners






Top
#3139809 - 01/25/13 10:42 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: deerhunter10]
Spurhunter
8 Point


Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1771
Loc: West TN

Offline
I do all my pattern shooting out of a lead sled and when shooting a longbeard I never feel the recoil, so it's 3.5 for me.
_________________________
Member-National Wild Turkey Federation
Member-Colonel Tom Kelly's Tenth Legion
Member-National Rifle Association

And, I was "spurhunter" YEARS before the imposters showed up.


Top
#3143147 - 01/28/13 09:26 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Roost 1]
chrmayo
6 Point


Registered: 11/08/08
Posts: 939
Loc: Mckenzie, Tn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
If I were going to limit myself to 45yds I would be shooting lead not Nitros.. To each their own.....:)


What do you shoot and where do you limit yourself?

Top
#3144370 - 01/29/13 06:27 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
fredfred
8 Point


Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 1495
Loc: crossville, tn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
Then let me go a step further. Has anyone patterned both shells thru and Invector Plus barrel and if so with what choke and what were the results of the patterns??


Never shot a 3" mag blend but heres a 3.5"
[img][/img]
_________________________
AKA: Luke Sky Dumper

Democrats and liberals have turned our country into a bunch of SISSYS

Top
#3147579 - 01/31/13 10:25 PM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: fredfred]
Layne
4 Point


Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 155
Loc: Eads TN

Offline
I shoot 3" blend through my Browning BPS with the invector plus and a Indian Creek .665, patterns great.
Top
Page all of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Kirk, Crappie Luck, Grizzly Johnson 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104389
RUGER
85545
Deer Assassin
64245
BSK
59522
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
Fish N Hunt, bowednlazy, ULTIMATE TARGETS, Philski, Original Booger
13295 Registered Users
Who's Online
8 registered (Bowdacious, paincave_2000, redhunterZ71, Tony USMC, SharpEyeGirl, WORM82, 1 invisible) and 109 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13295 Members
42 Forums
85590 Topics
1034228 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
April
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 0.259 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.