Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

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Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by fastfreddy » February 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm

With some of the 2 3/4 loads being developed now, there looks to be no need in 3" shell anymore.

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by GLS » February 22nd, 2018, 2:02 pm

No, especially if you are sitting on a 100 unfired 3" hulls and you have a good recipe for them that you've used. Gil

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Post by CMR » February 22nd, 2018, 2:35 pm

What Gill said

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Post by fastfreddy » February 22nd, 2018, 3:07 pm

GLS wrote:No, especially if you are sitting on a 100 unfired 3" hulls and you have a good recipe for them that you've used. Gil
Hulls can be trimmed easily.

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by taylorjones20 » February 22nd, 2018, 3:23 pm

The loads that I shoot are all 3"

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Turkinator » February 22nd, 2018, 5:08 pm

Think I'll stick with the two 3" loads that I use.

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Tpatt » February 22nd, 2018, 6:27 pm

Have 10 boxes of 3" heavyweight to use up. So it will be a few years before I think about it.

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by duurmeehr » February 22nd, 2018, 6:55 pm

I've gone to the .410 with TSS now BUT

My 20 gauge with the 3" Federal HW #7 absolutely has killed like Thor's hammer the last several years. If I ever go back to it that's what I will shoot until I shoot up all I have ratholed and can't find any more.

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Gooserbat » February 22nd, 2018, 11:20 pm

I recently got a 1 3/4 oz 20 ga load. It's a 3" and I'm curious.
I just came to squeeze the wattles.

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Sloppy_Snood » February 23rd, 2018, 10:35 am

3-inch 20 gauge hulls are very useful because a hull trimmer can be utilized to remove the skived edge. It is very difficult to find 20 gauge hulls that are NOT already pre-skived.

In my experiences with a GAEP 20 OTP roll crimping toolhead, unskived hull plastic produces a much better looking and OSC-compressing roll crimp. I trim stock 3" Fiocchi and Cheddite hulls to 2.73" and then roll crimp down on 1 5/8 oz. TSS 9s with a cardboard overshot card from BPI.

Remember kiddos... roll crimp: "It's like star crimping... but for men." :violent1: :lol:
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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by howl » February 23rd, 2018, 10:54 am

I'm working on the theory that a 3" brass shell will offer some benefit because it makes the entire path out of the chamber and down the bore the same diameter. That's the story muzzleloaders have told. Plus, they got style.
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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Turkinator » February 23rd, 2018, 8:02 pm

howl wrote:
February 23rd, 2018, 10:54 am
I'm working on the theory that a 3" brass shell will offer some benefit because it makes the entire path out of the chamber and down the bore the same diameter. That's the story muzzleloaders have told. Plus, they got style.IMG_20180216_101455482.jpg
Those are sweet! But I think I heard my M2 say " are you serious"

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by BumbleFoot » February 23rd, 2018, 8:28 pm

fastfreddy wrote:
February 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
With some of the 2 3/4 loads being developed now, there looks to be no need in 3" shell anymore.
Seems like that might depend on what someone’s “need” is. :dontknow:

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by fastfreddy » February 23rd, 2018, 8:46 pm

BumbleFoot wrote:
fastfreddy wrote:
February 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
With some of the 2 3/4 loads being developed now, there looks to be no need in 3" shell anymore.
Seems like that might depend on what someone’s “need” is. :dontknow:
I guess I look at it as, it will preform better than any 3” that exists, and functions in more guns than a 3” load will.

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Post by 2Shooter » February 23rd, 2018, 9:23 pm

I lke the 2 3/4" better than the 3" because of the VP90 wad. The VP90 wad is called the "TANK" for a reason!!! You don't have to worry if the 2 3/4" is to long to cycle in semi-auto's!!!

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Shooter » February 23rd, 2018, 9:54 pm

fastfreddy wrote:
February 23rd, 2018, 8:46 pm
BumbleFoot wrote:
fastfreddy wrote:
February 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
With some of the 2 3/4 loads being developed now, there looks to be no need in 3" shell anymore.
Seems like that might depend on what someone’s “need” is. :dontknow:
I guess I look at it as, it will preform better than any 3” that exists, and functions in more guns than a 3” load will.
You bout ready to run that Stang???

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by fastfreddy » February 23rd, 2018, 10:20 pm

Shooter wrote:
fastfreddy wrote:
February 23rd, 2018, 8:46 pm
BumbleFoot wrote: Seems like that might depend on what someone’s “need” is. :dontknow:
I guess I look at it as, it will preform better than any 3” that exists, and functions in more guns than a 3” load will.
You bout ready to run that Stang???
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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by fastfreddy » February 23rd, 2018, 10:21 pm

2Shooter wrote:I lke the 2 3/4" better than the 3" because of the VP90 wad. The VP90 wad is called the "TANK" for a reason!!! You don't have to worry if the 2 3/4" is to long to cycle in semi-auto's!!!
Agree 100%

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Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by CMR » March 5th, 2018, 11:41 pm

SS, what hull trimmer are you using?


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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Sloppy_Snood » March 9th, 2018, 7:33 am

CMR wrote:
March 5th, 2018, 11:41 pm
SS, what hull trimmer are you using?
GAEP 20 gauge hull trimmer.

LINK: GAEP Hull Trimmer (Click Here)

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by CMR » March 9th, 2018, 12:22 pm

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Fizz » April 5th, 2018, 1:14 pm

No but I think think the 3,5" 12 gauge will become obsolete!!!

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by pedro » April 5th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Obsolete, probably not. Definitely not necessary.

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Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

Post by Roy » April 5th, 2018, 5:08 pm

I dont know anything about what u guys are talking about. But, i think its pretty interesting
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