I shot a couple rounds of 3" magnum 12 pellet 00 buck from remington last weekend.
I was sorely unimpressed.
I was patterning my shotgun with the 2 3/4" 9 pellet 00 buck from remington and stuck in a few 12 pellet magnum rounds to see how they compared.
The magnum shells suck. Their performance was horrible. I'll never buy them again and I'll never trust them for home defense or for any kind of hunting. (I figure if I'm doing either of those activities I'd like to hit what I'm aiming at, and these shells won't help me do that.
For the exact specs, you can see the info I posted here:
In the future, I'd like to try another brand and see if the 3" magnum vs. 2 3/4" regular shell have a similar comparison.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?