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View Poll Results: Which 12 ga. Semi-Auto Shotgun would you choose? *and why*

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  • Benelli

    120 43.80%
  • Beretta

    57 20.80%
  • Browning

    42 15.33%
  • Mossberg

    2 0.73%
  • Norinco

    0 0%
  • Remington

    27 9.85%
  • Weatherby

    2 0.73%
  • Winchester

    24 8.76%
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Thread: Poll on *Hunting* Shotgun(Semi-Auto)*Advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    If you want to shoot 3.5"s, go with gas operated vs inertia.
    Well I don't/didn't want to actually. I ran out of shells yesterday so my friend just handed me his SBE II and said I'll call you shoot.

    I don't plan on shooting 3 1/2's in my gun except when hunting Geese and Turkey, maybe.

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    Those 3 1/2s with an Xtra Full choke REALLY makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Hawkes View Post
    Those 3 1/2s with an Xtra Full choke REALLY makes a difference.
    But at Decoy Range? I mean Pass Shooting it seems worthy, but we decoy ducks for the most part.

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    Shoot a goose in the head or neck and he doesn't know if he's been killed with 3" or 3 1/2s... Good marketing by the manufacturers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin D View Post
    But at Decoy Range? I mean Pass Shooting it seems worthy, but we decoy ducks for the most part.
    They don't always want to finish just right. Bigger lakes sometimes means extreme distances. Dead is dead, no matter the distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Hawkes View Post
    They don't always won't to finish just right. Bigger lakes sometimes means extreme distances. Dead is dead, no matter the distance.
    Well yeah but for the most part we are shooting at around 15 to 30 yds. 3 1/2's at that range with a Full Choke would make Duck Sausage lol

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    LOL. Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Hawkes View Post
    Those 3 1/2s with an Xtra Full choke REALLY makes a difference.
    have you have never patterned your gun with this setup?? Generally Steel shot with tightly constricted chokes (full or extra full) equals a terrible pattern. steel usually likes to be constricted as little as possible.

    3.5" shells are better as they have more pellets in the load so you get a more dense pattern. It doesn't really give you any extra range as the steel losses its velocity at the same rate weather youh ave a 1oz load or an 1.375oz load. The denser patter just means less criples when shooting within range
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Shoot a goose in the head or neck and he doesn't know if he's been killed with 3" or 3 1/2s... Good marketing by the manufacturers...
    they are catering to the same mentality that thinks you need 1700fps to kill birds, that new "hardcore" "extreme"shooter..3-3.5 inch magnums are for hunters that cant call/decoy birds inside 30 yards, or for guys that sky bust geese at sixty yards and will swear the birds were right over their heads
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    they are catering to the same mentality that thinks you need 1700fps to kill birds, that new "hardcore" "extreme"shooter..3-3.5 inch magnums are for hunters that cant call/decoy birds inside 30 yards, or for guys that sky bust geese at sixty yards and will swear the birds were right over their heads
    I don't know man, marsh hunting offers a whole lot more Pass Shooting than rice field hunting.

    Late Season birds aren't fond of decoying either. I think those shells have their purpose.

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