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Old 01-25-2017, 10:21 AM
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I have different guns that can handle 2 3/4, 3, or 3 1/2 shells. What would you guys recomend for shot size and load size?

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Old 01-25-2017, 11:16 AM
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Pray tell, what gun do your have that shoots a 2 2/3" shell? The best recommendation anyone can give is to get a variety of shells, pattern them out at 40 yards, and then use what gives the tightest pattern to blow Mr. Tom's head off!.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:26 PM
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Give us an idea of what gun and choke your considering using and I'm sure someone can help you from there.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:03 PM
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OP, no one can tell you which shell or shot size or gun to use. You need to buy some shells and go the patterning board and try the shells and guns and various chokes until you find the one that patterns best.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:53 PM
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I can tell you I use a Remington 870 12ga. I prefer 3" 5 shot out of my gun. Each gun is different so you really need to try different loads.
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Old 01-25-2017, 02:21 PM
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My 3" and 3 1/2" in Remington and mossburg both love 6's but it varies with each gun I have seen patterned

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Old 01-25-2017, 05:37 PM
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Give Federal 3rd Degree a try. Has been a good patterning shell out of most of my guns so far.
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:01 AM
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I'd recommend Winchester 3.5" HV #5's turkey loads!!! Start there first then try other loads if you don't get d decent patters at 40+ yards ��
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:09 AM
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Get your 3.5" gun, 2-3 turkey hunting friends, and 3-4 diff turkey loads and have fun! Your 3.5" gun should be able to handle anything from 2.75" on up to 3.5".


Recommendations: at least a 3" shell. Shot size #5 is a good starting point for lead shot. Once you get into the "hevi-stuff" then #6 or one of the blended shot loads might be an option. Personally, I like it simple.


You may be surprised at the results. And remember...a gobbler taken with a 2.75" shell is just as dead as one shot with a 3.5" shell.


Have fun, and good luck this spring!

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Old 02-03-2017, 03:29 AM
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I shoot 3.5" Hevi Shot Mag Blend out of my gun, not for the faint of heart.
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