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Offline chuckster

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2 3/4 inch for ducks
« on: November 14, 2019, 07:30:48 PM »
So I just got two cases of rio blue steel 3 shot 1 1/4 oz 1350 FPS from Rodgers for 75 a case. I have never shot 2 3/4 at ducks but for 7.50 a box I wanted to give it a try. Anyone have experience shooting 2 3/4. Seems like if I keep it within its limitations it should be ok. But was just wondering if anyone had firsthand experience with the shorter load.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 07:34:28 PM »
Iíve shot hundreds of ducks and geese with 2 3/4Ē shells.  All Iíve ever shot is my old 2 3/4 full choke 870.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 07:37:59 PM »
I donít bird hunt much anymore, but the last day I did a couple years ago, the 2 3/4Ē shells still worked well.


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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 07:41:26 PM »
If you get them inside of 35 yards your golden...
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 07:52:10 PM »
I donít bird hunt much anymore, but the last day I did a couple years ago, the 2 3/4Ē shells still worked well.

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Perfect :tup: :chuckle:  I thought that ducks and geese had grown immune to 2-3/4" :chuckle:
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 08:01:05 PM »
I switched to shooting mainly 2 3/4 two years ago. They pattern better out of my gun than 3-3 1/2 do resulting in more kills. And a lot less stress on the shoulder!
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »
I donít bird hunt much anymore, but the last day I did a couple years ago, the 2 3/4Ē shells still worked well.

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Perfect :tup: :chuckle:  I thought that ducks and geese had grown immune to 2-3/4" :chuckle:
:yeah: Iíve always shot Kent 2 3/4 2 shot never had a problem. They will knock down any bird just fine, itís not the arrow itís the Indian.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 08:26:03 PM »
I donít bird hunt much anymore, but the last day I did a couple years ago, the 2 3/4Ē shells still worked well.

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Perfect :tup: :chuckle:  I thought that ducks and geese had grown immune to 2-3/4" :chuckle:
:yeah: Iíve always shot Kent 2 3/4 2 shot never had a problem. They will knock down any bird just fine, itís not the arrow itís the Indian.
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 09:13:42 PM »
All I shoot ducks with is 2 3/4"

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 09:14:00 PM »
 :chuckle:

 Man Iím getting old! How did we ever manage to kill fowl before the 3Ē shells were invented? :chuckle:

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2019, 09:34:21 PM »
All I shoot is 2.75 inch and end up killing more birds then all my idiot buddies who won't shoot anything other than 3 or 3.5 inch. Hell, I folded up a goose yesterday at around 75 yards with 2.75 inch 2 shot.  Can't even remember the last time I bought 3 inch shells haha, I'm just too cheap I guess

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2019, 09:42:34 PM »
All I shoot is 2.75 inch and end up killing more birds then all my idiot buddies who won't shoot anything other than 3 or 3.5 inch. Hell, I folded up a goose yesterday at around 75 yards with 2.75 inch 2 shot.  Can't even remember the last time I bought 3 inch shells haha, I'm just too cheap I guess

Iím in this boat as well. 2 3/4 number 2 or 3 shot for ducks.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2019, 10:55:51 PM »
All I shoot is 2.75 inch and end up killing more birds then all my idiot buddies who won't shoot anything other than 3 or 3.5 inch. Hell, I folded up a goose yesterday at around 75 yards with 2.75 inch 2 shot.  Can't even remember the last time I bought 3 inch shells haha, I'm just too cheap I guess

Iím in this boat as well. 2 3/4 number 2 or 3 shot for ducks.
Exactly, there's no ballistic difference between a 2.5 inch shell and a 3.5 inch shell, only thing is, you'll get a bit denser of a pattern with the longer shell, but honestly, inside of 50 yards you probably won't ever notice a difference

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2019, 08:32:48 AM »
My stepdad used to knock down ducks with his o/u .410!! It can be done. Good shooting and close shots.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2019, 08:41:23 AM »
It all depends on if you hit them or not...

Rogers has 3" on sale with rebate for $80 every year, so you could get either for about the same price.

Plenty of people shoot ducks and geese with them, the less pellets the shorter your shot has to be to have the same density in the 30" circle.

 


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