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Old 02-17-2005, 09:49 AM
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What do you get out of a 3.5 inch load that you don't get out of a 3 inch? Besides more kick...
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:05 PM
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a little thicker pattern ; and a little more distance ; and a loooooooott mor kick. I have had both. the 3 1/2 mossburg 850 I ponds off on an unsuspecting fellow. a total peace of junk.[:'(].

the 3" BPSit all it takes to get the job done.getting them in close is the name of the game anyway.[8D]
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:07 PM
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With all the new shell they have out now. I think your prob going to get a slight advantage with the 3.5in. I have the 3in mag but if i was to buy a new one it would prob be the 3.5in...
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:21 PM
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I have an 835 Mossberg with a Hastings choke tube. It's a turkey thumpin machine with Winchester 3.5 inch, #4s.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:42 AM
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whats the max distance you can get compared to 3 inch?
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:14 AM
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With A Remington 870 Express, 26" Barrel, Remington Super Full Trky
Winchester Supremes HV 3" #4's I Get A Super Tight Pattern At 60+ Yards
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:30 PM
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i use 3.5" out of my 835. I dont think they're needed to kill a turkey, but I guess its better to have more shot and energy if i need it.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:16 PM
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I shoot 3.5in heavi-shot with my MP153because 1) with this gun there is not much recoil with the 3.5's 2) Might as well have as much lead flying as possible. However, I want them in close when I thump em
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Old 02-19-2005, 02:18 AM
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The 3.5s kill good and throw more shot but man do they kick. I use #4 shot win.sup. 3in this load does well. I've killed several turkeys with a 20ga 3in #4 heavy shot at 40 yds,with not near as much recoil.
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:44 AM
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3" is plenny shell!
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