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Old 04-02-2006, 10:23 PM
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Does anyone hunt with a 2 3/4 inch load? Seems like they would do the job just as well as a 3 inch.
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:42 AM
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If they are close enough the only way you can tell the difference is on your end of the gun.

I shot some 2 3/4 Winchester supreme eliteextended range the other day and it performed very well. 1 1/2 ounces of shot with much less recoil than aregular 2oz.3 inch turkey load.

However, it should be mentioned that as the "target" moves downrange there is a noticable difference in performance (3" vs 2 3/4") in most guns. Not at all unexpected when you consider the differences in the payload of the shell.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:16 AM
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I know many that hunt with them and have great success.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:23 AM
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I like the 2 3/4

I am 46 and my sholder just don't take the
Bang of the hotter shells like it did when
I was in my 20's LoL

Just think about this our past hunters didn't even have
2 3/4 loads they had black powder
Shot guns with much lighter loads
and they killed the turkeys just fine.

So if 2 3/4 is what works for you then more power to you.

The 3 and 3 1/2 is just fine for them that like them.
But for me and my old sholder I like the 2 3/4.

Plus a box of 2 3/4 shell's is cheaper than a $500.00 gun LoL


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Old 04-03-2006, 07:14 AM
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i like 3 but 2 3/4 work decendalso if you can find some that shoot good in your gun

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Old 04-03-2006, 09:16 AM
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ORIGINAL: rochelle

Does anyone hunt with a 2 3/4 inch load? Seems like they would do the job just as well as a 3 inch.
This about sums up my views:

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1460884&mpage=1&key=&#146088 4
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:44 AM
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Rochelle, I have been doing it for over 50yrs and I go shoot my bird and come home. Never have I shot one over 20-25yds. If and when I can't call them within that range anymore, I'll go to Publix and buy one from then on!
Over the years, I have spent many hours sitting in the woods without a weapon, practicing the calls. Do the same with the quail. But like I mentioned before, to each his own!I'm not telling pepole this is the way, I'm saying it's my way! Millionsof turkeys have been takenwith paper 2-3/4" shells before the plastic Extended Range, Mag Loads and Hevy-Shot 3" and 3-1/2" shells were introduced. IMO, it's turning into a Turkey shoot instead of a Turkey hunt! But then again, to each his own.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:40 AM
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I plan on buying some to try. I can handle the recoil of larger loads but if I can save $by shooting the 2 3/4 loads why not
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:23 AM
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I hunt with 2 3/4 as well. Modified choke.I shot at a Mountain Dew can sideways at 30 yds with Wincherster turkey loads . Number 4s. I got 7 pellets in the can. It's a 2" circle. I was standing and might have done better with a rest.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:15 PM
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i been hunting turkeys with a win. 1400 with rhino choke tube,and win. supremesno# 4's for many yrs and have taken birds up to 43 yds with this setup. but mostly i keep it under 40.
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