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Old 06-21-2012, 06:03 AM   #21
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Here's a few facts on those 12 gauge loads:
A 3" #4 shot shell has 41- 20.7 grain pellets moving at 1225fps.A 3.5" #4 shot shell has 54- 20.7 grain pellets moving at 1050fps.Energy per pellet from the 3" shell is 69 ft lbs energy.Energy per pellet from the 3.5" shell is 51 ft lbs energy.Total combined energy from the 3" shell is 2829 ft lbs energy.Total combined energy from the 3.5" shell is 2737 ft lbs energy. my opinion-I don't think it makes one bit of difference what you use between these choices,except you may get a hair more penetration on the 3"..and I mean a hair literally,like one hair deeper on that coyote.
That's good info though. Much appreciated.
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That's good info though. Much appreciated.
Yeah, that's awsome...info like this (and the people that provide it, obviously) are what makes this forum so great!! I learn a lot everytime I post :-)
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That's good info though. Much appreciated.
credits go to midwayusa for their detailed ammunition velocity numbers,Wikipedia for its "lead shot" details of diameter and weight for any given shot size and to beartooth bullets for their foot lbs energy calculator,put them all together and you can find out lots about your ammo.
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credits go to midwayusa for their detailed ammunition velocity numbers,Wikipedia for its "lead shot" details of diameter and weight for any given shot size and to beartooth bullets for their foot lbs energy calculator,put them all together and you can find out lots about your ammo.
Damn ! Way to use them resources man
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I shoot 3" mag slugs. I couldn't imagine half an inch longer. my gun can handle 3.5" shells doesn't mean I can.

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If a 2-3/4 wont kill it neither will a 3 or 3.5

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Yeah, that's what I thought too...

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My Mossberg 835 with 3.5" slug bbl chamber shot like crap.
Sabot 2 3/4" and 3" stuff, a couple different brands= unusable.
Worst slug gun ever.
I got it to semi behave using 3" fosters.
Rough bore meant that too was a bit of a pain.

3.5 slugs might have helped it.

Funny, when Remington came out with their 3.5" Supermag combo the slug bbl was a 3". Yeah that's what they made regularly, but interesting that they didn't ream them to 3.5".

Possibly trying to avoid the Mossberg problem.

90 slugs, from the bench, in 2 days.

Last friggin' Mossberg I bought. Went 3 for 3 with it on deer and then sold it.

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