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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2019, 08:43:07 AM »
Don't get caught up with shell length. I look at the amount of shot, and velocity. you can have identical loads in a 2 3/4 and 3" shell, but pay a lot more for the 3". Sounds like you hit the jackpot! 1 1/4oz at that speed is a great load.
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2019, 08:46:25 AM »
I came across a kid who was buying 3 1/2 inch #4's because that's what his friends told him to buy.  I told him he didn't need to get pounded like that.  He was skinny and his bones weren't all that deep.  Something around 1400 fps and 1 to 1 1/4 oz of shot is all that's needed for ducks.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2019, 09:18:24 AM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying, s if they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2019, 09:26:47 AM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying, s if they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2019, 09:39:30 AM »
If you get them inside of 35 yards your golden...

T, I was gonna say the same thing.

If they were within 30 yards I would pop them no issue with 2 3/4.

Iíve recently upgraded to a much better shotgun in 3.5 though, so Iím gonna blow a little money on different shells to see what she likes.


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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2019, 10:01:29 AM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying, s if they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2019, 10:13:33 AM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying as if because they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if because they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.
Just a couple of typos, but I got them fixed for you bud.

I have a prediction of what's going to happen with that 10 gauge... :chuckle:

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2019, 10:57:36 AM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying as if because they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if because they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.
Just a couple of typos, but I got them fixed for you bud.

I have a prediction of what's going to happen with that 10 gauge... :chuckle:

Yes sir!!!

I am highly confident that when I finally get the big 10 the ducks will fall from the sky!!!!!!
I mean, you just can't miss with that many pellets.
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2019, 10:59:12 AM »
10 gauge tungsten and you should be golden, can't miss.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2019, 11:08:33 AM »
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.

Guess I'm alone on this thread.  Those shells are starting out too slow.  An advertised speed of 1,350 is weak even if it chronographs as claimed.   2-3/4" works fine but I wouldn't run anything that doesn't start out over 1,450 fps on waterfowl.   

The ammo you have is going back to what steel was at the start.  The original limp crippler ammo.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2019, 11:46:01 AM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying as if because they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if because they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.
Just a couple of typos, but I got them fixed for you bud.

I have a prediction of what's going to happen with that 10 gauge... :chuckle:


yeah... he will be in the market for an 8 gauge.

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2019, 12:26:56 PM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying, s if they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.

I thought you liked O/U's?

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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2019, 11:19:37 PM »
Kinda miss my big 10, it kicked less than my old 870 with 3Ē shells. It had sling swivels on it for a reason though, it was something like 12lbs. Always loved the reaction from others when Iíd pull that flak cannon out of the case.

Iíve been on sort of a hiatus from duck hunting the last couple years, but I was shooting a lot of 2 3/4Ē when Rogers was selling nitro steel for $79 a case. Never been able to see much more benefit to 3Ē shells, other than being more common. Even brought my 20ga a few times with 7/8oz #4 loads and was very pleasantly surprised.
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2019, 11:18:39 PM »
I don't think 2  3/4" shells are adequate for ducks.

Far too often when using them, the ducks just keep flying, s if they were never hit.

so I switched to 3  1/2" shells.

Surprisingly, when shooting the 3  1/2" shells, the ducks also just keep flying as if they weren't hit.

So, I am in the market for a 10 gauge.

I thought you liked O/U's?

That looks perfectly adequate for ducks.      :tup: :tup:
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Re: 2 3/4 inch for ducks
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2019, 07:42:37 AM »
My brother in law shot 2 3/4 3 and 4 shot for geese for 2 years because he got a steal of a deal. I shot turkeys with old ass lead shells that were 2 3/4. You don't really need more. I shoot mostly 3" because I normally find better deals in those rounds. People that preach bigger shells normally sky blast or can't shoot for *censored* anyways.

 


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