I didn’t try any of the Accutip 2 3/4 as the owners manual stated that the 3” were the recommended load for this particular shotgun. I did use 2 3/4 Federal Trophy Copper for getting close on paper after bore sighting. They also shot well but did not group as well as the Accutips. I can’t remember what the #2 recommended load was. I’ll hsve to look at the owners manual again.Congrats on a dandy. Do you see any difference in patterning with the 3 compared to the 2 3/4?