When using a Mossberg 935 with a rifled barrel, what would be the best slug to use a 3 1/2 or a 3″. I guess if I can get good accuracy with the 3′ and save a little shoulder that would be great, but if I had to take the kick to get the best accuracy, I would deal with it. Thanks in Advance, Joe
Subject: 3″ FIRED IN 3 1/2″ CHAMBERS
In 99% of all guns the 3″ length slug will
shoot VERY WELL out of a 3 1/2″ chamber.
I don’t think the difference in accuracy can be seen under field conditions…
MOST TIMES THERE IS AN ACCURACY ISSUE WHEN YOU TRY TO SHOOT A 2 3/4″ OUT OF A 3 1/2″ CHAMBER.
IN SOME GUNS IT JUST DOSEN’T MATTER AND THERE IS NO ACCURACY ISSUE BECAUSE OF THE LONGER CHAMBER.
IT IS A MATTER OF TRIAL AND ERROR. SORRY THERE IS NO SET ANSWER ON THIS ONE….
Since the 3 1/2″ mag can be loaded to slightly more pressure 13,500psi max) then the 3″ shell at 11,500psi, a little more range is available. They are harder to make shoot well because of the added recoil.
So it becomes a matter of accuracy and how far you intend to shoot as to which one you choose.
Hope this helps,