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irontexan27
03-06-2010, 06:18
Wondering what options are out there for pump action shotguns that chamber 3.5 inch rounds?

Jon_R
03-06-2010, 06:26
I have a mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag it takes 3.5" shells. I don't use it for much. Deer hunting a couple times. Never had any problems with it. It is on heavy side.

byf43
03-06-2010, 06:55
Remington 870 SuperMag.

I bought one about 2, maybe 3 years ago from Dick's Sporting Goods.

Got a heck of a deal on it. After rebates, and a 'gift card' with 'reward points' and being on sale, I got this scattergun for less than $150.00!!!
(And it's still NIB!)

Aceman
03-06-2010, 07:25
Hunting rhino's or elephants? I just really don't see the need for 3.5 unless we are talking about reallllyy long range goose/duck etc...on the wing.

22highcaps
03-06-2010, 07:37
I like the Nova for 3.5's myself.

I don't care for the balance of the Mossbergs and the 870 Super Mags tended to jam on me. I have never had that problem with any of my five regular 870s.

buyobuyo
03-06-2010, 07:48
Browning has 3.5" models in their BPS line.

NWanner
03-06-2010, 16:20
Mossberg 535/835 in various models
Remington 870 Supermag in a few different models
Remington 887 (new)
Benelli Supernova in various models

I only have experience with the Mossy 835, but it's very similar to the 590A1. I currently have mine setup with an 18.5" smoothbore, extended tube, and pistol grip :)

Puppy
03-07-2010, 04:19
High flying Canadian Geese is about the only thing I can think of that'd need a 3.5" shell, but personally I think a 10 gauge is an even better choice though if your looking for a "Goose gun".

Aceman
03-07-2010, 08:18
High flying Canadian Geese is about the only thing I can think of that'd need a 3.5" shell, but personally I think a 10 gauge is an even better choice though if your looking for a "Goose gun".

Ahhh - 10g. The good old days.

NWanner
03-07-2010, 16:58
High flying Canadian Geese is about the only thing I can think of that'd need a 3.5" shell, but personally I think a 10 gauge is an even better choice though if your looking for a "Goose gun".
How's the cost of 10ga ammo compared to 3.5" 12ga these days?

mixflip
03-07-2010, 17:25
Here is my 3.5" shooter (and 2 3/4" and 3"). A Benelli SuperNova

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/CIMG5291.jpg

gnasty1521
03-12-2010, 20:43
^^^ Any chance to show it off huh? It's all good love your videos. Anyway, I honestly can't remember the last time I have seen a 10 gauge round for sale???

mixflip
03-12-2010, 21:58
Lol, yeah I love this thing.

Nutt51
03-13-2010, 08:37
Have an 870 Express Super Mag Turkey Gun.
23'' barrel, 3 1/2 in. chamber.
Never fired a full size magnum shell in it and
probably never will.
Like some of the above posts, geese and ducks
would take a 3 or 3 1/2, which I do not hunt.

DYLANB80
03-13-2010, 11:13
I use a Benelli Nova for all my 3.5" needs. Goose, duck, and turkey. I have several shotguns and this is the only one that will take the 3.5" shells. It is one of my favorite hunting guns because it is also very light.

irontexan27
03-15-2010, 16:42
thanks for the suggestions guys. From what I have seen the 3.5 12 ga has pretty much killed off the 10 ga market. Federals top 3.5 load is heavier than there 10 gauge loads and the 12 fires it at a greater velocity.

honestly for all intents and purposes I dont "need" a gun that fires 3.5s, but I do think that you could make a nasty defense round from that shell. I mean one could pack a bunch of #1 buck in there and still get magnum velocity....

DaveFJ80
03-15-2010, 22:50
Ok, I'll show mine off too :supergrin:. My 3.5" shooter, if I ever decide to use 3.5" shells. With my +2 mag extension, I can fit 7 of the 2.75" shells in there, enough needed for what I use it for.

http://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/mugenef8/Benelli/SuperNova/399.jpg

Old Guard Dog
03-16-2010, 07:38
Remember, the Mossberg 835 is overbored, and you cannot shoot slugs. Should say it right on the barrel.

NWanner
03-17-2010, 20:18
Remember, the Mossberg 835 is overbored, and you cannot shoot slugs. Should say it right on the barrel.
Not true in the obvious case of the rifled slug barrel 835s, but you can also special order an 18.5" smoothbore straight from Mossberg that has the 3.5" chamber and can shoot slugs. I know cuz it's on my 835 now ;)

stopatrain
03-18-2010, 18:35
I have a Benelli SuperNova and it is a great shotgun!

8-Ball
03-25-2010, 16:39
Not true in the obvious case of the rifled slug barrel 835s, but you can also special order an 18.5" smoothbore straight from Mossberg that has the 3.5" chamber and can shoot slugs. I know cuz it's on my 835 now ;)

In what finish? Do you know where I can get anything but a X-full choke?

NWanner
03-25-2010, 19:41
Blued finish with cylider bore choke. I don't think they make a choked 18.5", but my 20" barrel takes the accu-chokes.

8-Ball
03-25-2010, 21:37
I have the Mossy oak finish on my turkey gun, but I can't find a rifled barrel with that finish for deer.

I can't find any choke tubes around here for it either. I'd like to have a full and modified for shooting birds and rabbits.

Sorry for the hijack.

NWanner
03-25-2010, 21:45
I have the Mossy oak finish on my turkey gun, but I can't find a rifled barrel with that finish for deer.

I can't find any choke tubes around here for it either. I'd like to have a full and modified for shooting birds and rabbits.

Sorry for the hijack.
Have you tried ordering directly from Mossberg? You could also have your local FFL order through one of their distributors. It'a not going to be items they normally stock.