Hey tex, Great article I saw it too. My feelings exactly!! Alot of what sells nowadays has to be new stuff. The marketing guys can only promote so much of the old things... How mad does one have to be at a duck or turkey to use a 3.5" Mag shell at 20-40 yards!!?? Anyhow the 2 3/4 stuff is much easier to find, shoots softer and is cheaper also. Just another thought. Be well all.