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#3138656 - 01/25/13 10:03 AM Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"????
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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.
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#3138669 - 01/25/13 10:13 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
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I shot 3" and 3.5

here is the 3.5




Here is the 3

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#3138679 - 01/25/13 10:17 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: REN]
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Did you pattern the 3 inch load with the Hevi Shot .656 choke?? I'm interested in comparable patterns using the same choke.
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#3138689 - 01/25/13 10:21 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: REN]
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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.
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#3138700 - 01/25/13 10:24 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
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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"
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#3138703 - 01/25/13 10:25 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Andy S.]
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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".
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#3138732 - 01/25/13 10:43 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Andy S.]
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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.
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#3138735 - 01/25/13 10:44 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: CAMARO12]
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 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
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#3138737 - 01/25/13 10:44 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Andy S.]
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If I were going to limit myself to 45yds I would be shooting lead not Nitros.. To each their own.....:)
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#3138766 - 01/25/13 10:56 AM Re: Magnum Blends--3" vs 3.5"???? [Re: Roost 1]
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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??
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