Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

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Re: Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

Postby TommyMN on Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:37 am

Well i ended up buying a m3000 used. Wish me luck.
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Re: Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

Postby yukonjasper on Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:50 pm

rtk wrote:
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TommyMN wrote:Not a bad way of thinking. Though I find myself not ever needing 3.5s so I find myself wondering why I spent a little more sometimes for that option.


Same but i don’t wanna regret not having more options


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Re: Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

Postby rtk on Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:44 pm

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Re: Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

Postby crbutler on Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Good luck with the new shotgun.

I didn’t see what your main intended use was.

As to 3.5” vs. 3”, the extra length just gives you a bit more options with hunting loads, in particular nontoxic shells.

I shoot a lot of 3.5” waterfowl loads. What I’m using is replicating the old short mags in performance. (1.5 oz at about 1350 FPS). 2.25 Oz turkey loads are more nasty- and every turkey I shot was with 2.75” 1.5oz shells.

Unless you are pass shooting geese, the 3” shells will do everything you need until you get enough experience that you know what you want.
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Re: Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:39 pm

TommyMN wrote:Well i ended up buying a m3000 used. Wish me luck.

You will like it.
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Re: Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

Postby TommyMN on Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:07 am

crbutler wrote:Good luck with the new shotgun.

I didn’t see what your main intended use was.

As to 3.5” vs. 3”, the extra length just gives you a bit more options with hunting loads, in particular nontoxic shells.

I shoot a lot of 3.5” waterfowl loads. What I’m using is replicating the old short mags in performance. (1.5 oz at about 1350 FPS). 2.25 Oz turkey loads are more nasty- and every turkey I shot was with 2.75” 1.5oz shells.

Unless you are pass shooting geese, the 3” shells will do everything you need until you get enough experience that you know what you want.


No geese for me. So i should be fine. And i heard the 3000s go through the cheap cheap 2.75s much better. Guess I’ll find out.
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Re: Entry Level Semi-Auto Shotgun?

Postby TommyMN on Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:08 am

Holland&Holland wrote:
TommyMN wrote:Well i ended up buying a m3000 used. Wish me luck.

You will like it.


Hoping so. And it’s got the mods done i wanted so I’m ahead in that regard
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