Author Topic: I'm a wimp..  (Read 1032 times)

Sonny

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I'm a wimp..
« on: June 14, 2012, 11:20:39 PM »
It's true... :(

Ok,I haven't duck/goose hunted since the good old days of lead shot,yeah it's been awhile but I'm thinking I should get back into it.

So I bought a 870 express super mag,yeah the one that will take 3.5 inch shells.

After only seven shots (at the range) I had to put this puppy down...Damn those high veloscity steel loads kick like my wife when I'm snoring badly.. :(

So my question is what about 3 inch ammo,is the kick a little less and would it still reach out and touch someone?

JIMMY 808

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Re: I'm a wimp..
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 11:38:39 PM »
When you were shooting did you shoot at Clays?  Or just fire the shells off moving with the gun makes a huge difference. 

  A 3 inch shell will do you just fine. 

Sonny

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Re: I'm a wimp..
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 11:56:48 PM »
3.5" kick like a mother in that gun or any pump.   3" are fine in any gun. All I shoot is 3" unless I am goose hunting over water.  For field use 2 3/4 or 3" work fine.

Thanks...sometimes bigger is NOT better..lol

BruceW

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Re: I'm a wimp..
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 12:33:09 PM »
Seconded a semi will have much less felt recoil than a pump.  I went with a moss. 935.  Nice gun, even smoother than an old auto 5, and IMHO that's saying something.

Son and I were patterning an old model 55 tight choke bolt for turkey.  Shoot it, check it, back up 10 steps, repeat.  We got as far as 75 yds, I looked at him, said, "Wanna shoot it some more?"  He answered, "No, you?".  It's patterned to 75 yds.   :)