The Alter of the 12 3 1/2 shell

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  1. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    Who here have sold their soul to the 3 1/2 shell for waterfowl hunting and gopher control.
     
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    wildfowl4444 Elite Refuge Member

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    I would be hard pressed to buy a 3" only gun for waterfowl anymore. I like options when it comes to ammo
     
  3. rism

    rism Elite Refuge Member

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    So what is the reason for using 3 1/2" shells ?
     
  4. Damian Wiening

    Damian Wiening Elite Refuge Member

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    3.5" shells are made for the 10 GA :tu, anything else is a pretender that and they hurt my shoulder as opposed to the sweet 10 GA.
     
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  5. 30# MERGANSER

    30# MERGANSER Senior Refuge Member

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    More shot is the reason I would say same reason you started shooting 3in shells when they came out
     
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  6. fboutdoors

    fboutdoors Senior Refuge Member

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    10g for me also. Gun just fits me better than a 12g.
     
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  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I bought an 870 super magnum turkey gun because it was camo. 3.5 inch chamber. Seemed like a good idea. Then I shot it. Holy cow it was loud. 22 inch barrel. Then I put 3.5s and shot it at ducks SIX times I could not stand the pain.
    That extra power and kick hurt my middle finger bad. Traded it for a bee hive.
     
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  8. ixkaped2

    ixkaped2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Well said. 3.5's work just fine in my Rem10
     
  9. BJH

    BJH Senior Refuge Member

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    When it's time to go to work, the 3.5" is the tool of the trade! You can use anything you want to play with, but when it comes time to stack 'em up, you need the power 'n all the shot you can get! Heck, look att the market gunning days! They didn't mess around!
     
  10. Grossy23

    Grossy23 Senior Refuge Member

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    I shoot 3 1/2 12 gauge at geese. T shot or BBB. 3 inch 2s at ducks. The 3 1/2 12 gauge gives me flexibility to hunt both with one gun.
     

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