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Old 06-14-2012, 05:32 AM   #21
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Talk about getting old, a wad hang up in the choke at the last shot. Better ease up on the triple chokes there carradine
Ya I know.....but when you have the reputation the Shop has you test everything to the limits we sold both of them shotguns for $600 shortly there after.....both had 300 shells through them.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:46 AM   #22
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3.5" is good if running steel on geese.
I've used BBB standard stuff successfully, but I've lost a few birds to it, and many aren't dead when they hit the deck (require a ground swat to keep them out of standing corn or a grab and twist).

Most shots 35 yards and in.

Have not tried Black Cloud or Blindside in 3.5".

I switched to Bismuth 2's in 3" and hammered geese dead to 50 yards. Works waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better. But damn 'spensive. Especially now.

I have an 870 Supermag. I run 3" lead #4's for turkey, seems a good 45 yard and in load (WW JV's in a Superfull choke). For geese I might try steel Blindside 3.5" BB with a modified tube- got a box, dunno if it will be better than my past experiences with steel and honkers.

If it sucks, then back to Bismuth 2's in 3"- and an 1100 magnum, the 870 supermag then a loaner

Ducks I ran #1 steel way back, took a few, worked fine. I switched to geese only after that, as my spot was much better for honkers and the meat yield more............plus I shot them over the dry land section of that farm

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Thanks for all the replys! Marlin and Primer....I had to read your comments about three times a piece before I got it figured out but I think Im good (ps nice Carradine joke)

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i read that the 3" mag rounds work better than the 3.5 anyways. I can shoot 3.5 but I like my arm attached to my body.

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Anyone use a recoil taming stock like knoxx with a 3.5? If they work like they claim, and add a slip on recoil pad, I could see a 3.5 being somewhat comfortable to shoot.

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Anyone use a recoil taming stock like knoxx with a 3.5? If they work like they claim, and add a slip on recoil pad, I could see a 3.5 being somewhat comfortable to shoot.
Yes I have used one and ya it was pretty sweet. My uncles binelli Vinci is badass and doesn't kick any harder than a normal 2¾ heavy field load. That's w 3.5" #7½ nitro mag super xx
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Hmmm, so what difference on max range does the 3.5 make?

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Hmmm, so what difference on max range does the 3.5 make?
Depending on brand, choke, shot size, and the wind-anywheres from 15 yards to 20ish yards.
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3.5" steel shot doesn't kick much.
3.5 lead is what thumps (or 3" lead).

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I live in canada and you need. 3.5 inch for geese up here, they can take alot damage and shooting at 45 50 yards gets difficult to drop the birds. But for regular duck 3 inch is nice just make sure you shoot for the head picking pellets out isn't much fun.

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