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I was wondering. How MUCH harder does a 3" hit. What I mean is:


Little bit...
A LOT!
Some but not A LOT!
 
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.25 of an inch



but seriously you get more velocity out of a 3in at the expense of more recoil and fewer rounds

depending on the target 2.3/4 is plenty big for most animals and all humans
 

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I don't see the need to use a 3" mag in most instances for a slug gun. I do see the necessity in say a turkey gun for tighter groups at longer range. Whatever you decide, you are stuck with it when you sight it in or pattern for turkeys.
 

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For me, there's really no need for 3" loads unless you're hunting. I always use 2 3/4" loads while target shooting to avoid shoulder fatigue. Probably the single most annoying recoil from a shotgun I have ever felt was from Federal 3" 1 1/4 oz magnum slug loads. Those things hurt like hell. :cry:
 
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Maser said:
Those things hurt like hell
Yip the xtra 1/4" makes a difference,If you check the ballistics on them you,ll find they dont travel(much faster)if any then your 2-3/4s I dont shoot with anything else but 3"-3-1/2"Mag rounds,but range increases+the amount of shoot carried to the target :cool: (not 4 smokin Clays!)
 
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