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2 3/4" VS.3" Magnum Buckshot?

This is a discussion on 2 3/4" VS.3" Magnum Buckshot? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I too am a fan of #4 for many of the reasons stated by Lance, and I've covered same in other thread postings. And same ...

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    I too am a fan of #4 for many of the reasons stated by Lance, and I've covered same in other thread postings.

    And same as Guardian I too keep a few shells of 00 Buck (2 3/4") at hand as well as a pair of slug shells (Remington Slugger) for purpose of dealing with dangerous beasts be it canine or in my area black bear.

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    One other 2-3/4" option is Centurions' "Buck&Ball" load which is 6 #1 buckshot followed by a .65" ball traveling at 1300 fps. If anybody or anything is hit with that, they're going down!
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    I realize this is an old thread (zombie thread? LOL) but i just picked up a box of 12 gauge Winchester Ranger Low Recoil "Law Enforcement Only" 00 buckshot. Haven't had a chance to test any of it yet. Anyone have any experience with this load? I've only ever shot regular 00 buck (military).
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    I'm surprised to hear all the, "2 3/4 should be plenty?" I like that I can carry one more 2 3/4 shell and the fighting gun is lighter but 3" is awesome. I have a belt of nothing but 00 3" shells. I also have a belt of PDX1 2 3/4 and Slugs. I agree that you may practice less with the 3" but they way I look at it is if my life is on the line I want the most powerful tool to defend it. When your adrenaline is flowing you won't feel one bit of recoil.

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    I shoot several different brands but usually load Winchester Ranger low recoil 2 3/4 00 buck for HD,at less than 10 yards anywhere in my house those 9 pellets are gonna leave one small ugly pattern and will very likely have the wad stuck in there too
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    I use the Federal low recoil flight control in #1 buckshot. (LE1321B)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanAction View Post
    I'm surprised to hear all the, "2 3/4 should be plenty?" I like that I can carry one more 2 3/4 shell and the fighting gun is lighter but 3" is awesome. I have a belt of nothing but 00 3" shells. I also have a belt of PDX1 2 3/4 and Slugs. I agree that you may practice less with the 3" but they way I look at it is if my life is on the line I want the most powerful tool to defend it. When your adrenaline is flowing you won't feel one bit of recoil.
    I think you missed the post where it was pointed out a 3" shell actually isn't more powerful, it just has a bit more payload.

    And, all things being equal, you will get back on target faster with a 2-3/4" shell that with a 3"...because counting on a one shot stop is unwise with any weapon.
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    2 3/4 seems adequate for me..... either one will get someone attention...never compared them side by side, but i figured cost difference, as one factor, if i want to go big, i grab the turkey /duck hunitng gun n 3 1/2 inch shells, but i only want to go big when i go hunting....
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaiahM33 View Post
    I realize this is an old thread (zombie thread? LOL) but i just picked up a box of 12 gauge Winchester Ranger Low Recoil "Law Enforcement Only" 00 buckshot. Haven't had a chance to test any of it yet. Anyone have any experience with this load? I've only ever shot regular 00 buck (military).
    Haven't shot it years but it was ok. Didn't do anything close to scientific testing of it. The thing to remember is that there are only two ways to reduce recoil. You either reduce your "throw weight" or your velocity.
    For inside the home I think they are entirely adequate. For out in world I prefer the fifteen pellet magnum loads.
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    I like #4 buck for HD, I still get a tight pattern and don't have as much penatration as 00
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I like #4 buck for HD, I still get a tight pattern and don't have as much penatration as 00
    I'm a big fan of #4 as well for the same reason

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    3" kicks like a mule....NO FUN AT ALL....2.75" very noticeably less recoil....LOTS OF FUN....I shot 15 slugs and 5 OO buckshot a few days ago and my shoulder is fine. I've been told that #4 shot is plenty good for HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    I think you missed the post where it was pointed out a 3" shell actually isn't more powerful, it just has a bit more payload.

    And, all things being equal, you will get back on target faster with a 2-3/4" shell that with a 3"...because counting on a one shot stop is unwise with any weapon.
    I guess my hand missed the point cause the 3" shells sure feel more powerful than the 2 3/4. If the 3" are not more powerful why would it be easier to get back on target then? I'll be honest, I'm having a hard time buying that a 3" doesn't have more powder and isn't more powerful and doesn't kick harder. I wonder why they call them magnum loads?
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