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Old 09-07-2019, 09:29 AM   #11
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I'm not sure if we're talking about the same thing, so here's a picture of what I have from an Amazon Ad:
https://www.amazon.com/MEC-8850-SHOR...y&sr=8-1-fkmr0

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Old 09-11-2019, 01:10 PM   #12
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I'm not sure if we're talking about the same thing, so here's a picture of what I have from an Amazon Ad:
https://www.amazon.com/MEC-8850-SHOR...y&sr=8-1-fkmr0

That's it. I have the same for my 3" loader. Used it once. Worked well.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:48 PM   #13
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It does work very well. I shot sporting clays with a .410 two different occasions using 3" and 2-". I'd shoot a presentation with one, then the other.

The 3" didn't really do much more than the 2-" so I pretty much quit using 3". Kept the hulls, though, in case I change my mind.
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Unless you use wads with shot cups that reach up long enough to include all of the shot in the 3" shell, the shot that is not in the cup gets deformed enough to make the pattern erratic. That is probably why you don't see any improvement when using 3" vs 2 1/2.
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Unless you use wads with shot cups that reach up long enough to include all of the shot in the 3" shell, the shot that is not in the cup gets deformed enough to make the pattern erratic. That is probably why you don't see any improvement when using 3" vs 2 1/2.
I do see an improvement shooting doves with the 3" over the 2 1/2. My kill ratio is higher. Only the outer pellets above the shot cup "scrub the barrel" as you say. If you want a full length shot cup for the 3". Ballistic products offers one.
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Originally Posted by dawgs2 View Post
Unless you use wads with shot cups that reach up long enough to include all of the shot in the 3" shell, the shot that is not in the cup gets deformed enough to make the pattern erratic. That is probably why you don't see any improvement when using 3" vs 2 1/2.
That's exactly what the problem is. It's kind of reminiscent of the days before shot cups and the reason why almost all shotguns were full choke in those days.
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