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I know nothing about shotguns but just got a mossberg 935 so I am trying to learn as fast as possible to I can start shooting and reloading. This gun can shoot 3" and 3.5" shells. Which shells are best for what purposes? Why should I buy one length shell over another? I plan to use the gun for target shooting and hunting
 

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Normaly 3 1/2 inch shells are used for turkey, geese, and ducks.
2 3/4" shells are for upland game, rabbits, squirrels and 3" shells for anything from a phesant on up to deer. I havent seen a 3 1/2" slug load yet.
 

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You can use 2 3/4 on anything from small game to geese and turkeys.
The 3 inch is just more affective at longer ranges.
Same with the 3 1/2 but it puts more pellets in the air.
We use the 2 3/4 on everything up to swans.
The 3 inch shell will be cheaper to buy than the 3 1/2's.
Have fun with your new shotgun.
 

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The 3.5" shells are murder on the shoulder in my Mossy 835 pump... hopefully more tolerable for you in the semi-auto. I used them for turkey hunting and deer. I've not been duck or geese hunting with it, so most other hunting I've done with it was 2.75".

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Lightfield makes a 3.5" slug (sabot slug). Why anyone would EVER want to put yourself through that sort of torture I'm not sure for such minimum gains in FPS and downrange energy.
 
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