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#1296849 - 04/20/09 12:59 PM 81 yard kill!
4onaside
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There was a nice article in yesterday's paper about a local hunter's two 2009 West Tennessee kills complete with a picture. One was killed at 19 and one 20yards, I believe. However,he also reported that he killed one last season at 81 yards, prefacing his report that "I know everyone will think that I'm lying". I don't presume that anyone is "lying". However, what is anyone doing shooting at a turkey at that range? This feat was accomplished using hevi-shot according to his report.
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#1296854 - 04/20/09 01:01 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: 4onaside]
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I heard the same thing at the Great Outdoor store in Jackson earlies this year too.
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#1296867 - 04/20/09 01:20 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: JohnnyBond]
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Without having read the article...it is VERY easy to misjudge yardage, especially if hunting a field edge....
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#1296878 - 04/20/09 01:29 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: CBU93]
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Cool beans! Great shot. Personal best 62yds
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#1296885 - 04/20/09 01:35 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: TurkeyBurd]
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My personal best is 52, I wouldn't even try that long of shot
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#1296902 - 04/20/09 01:46 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: easy45]
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My one and only was paced at 52 big steps, and thought it was closer than that when I shot. I was using #6 Hevi Shot and had 13 pellet holes in his cranium and neck. He went down like a safe fell on his head. I could see 81 if you held your mouth just right, but i couldn't do it. Guess I should clarify. I can see the shell performing at that range, but don't think it's realistic or ethical to even consider a shot that far.

Edited by Odocoileus v. (04/20/09 02:25 PM)
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#1296915 - 04/20/09 02:04 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Odocoileus v.]
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Oh dear lord.
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#1296948 - 04/20/09 02:39 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: smstone22]
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81 yards 1 inch here
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#1296962 - 04/20/09 02:53 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Coach]
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If you've patterned your gun at 81 yards and it puts 15-20 pellets in the head and neck everytime, then you can brag. Otherwise you're a slob hunter IMO and have little respect for the quarry you pursue.

I'm not aware of any shotgun/ shell combos out there which will do that consistently.

Now if you've already crippled the bird on your initial shot up close, I don't have a problem with attempting a follow up shot at 81 yards, although 99% of the time you're just wasting shells.

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#1296982 - 04/20/09 03:33 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: megalomaniac]
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me and spit knew a guy from jackson co. that killed one at 93 YARDS!!!! he said no shat???
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#1297017 - 04/20/09 03:54 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: FullStrut189]
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One thing that needs not be forgotten is that there is a difference in "yards" and steps.

If he didn't laser range it, then he may have killed it at 81 steps, but if isn't very big, that may very well be 60-65 yards.

Otherwise, he got lucky, very lucky. It isn't that that there wasn't any pellets to hit it, it's the fact that they had enough energy left to penetrate the bone.

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#1297023 - 04/20/09 03:57 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: VolDoug]
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[quote=VolDoug]
If he didn't laser range it, then he may have killed it at 81 steps, but if isn't very big, that may very well be 60-65 yards.
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Good point. My 52 big steps (approx a yard) would likely be 40-45 yards after taking into account terrain, etc.
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#1297104 - 04/20/09 05:05 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Odocoileus v.]
4onaside
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When I got my rangefinder to take out west last fall(another needless gimmick that I had to have lol), I ranged a stop sign on my street from my porch at 88 yards. I looked at it again today after reading the article. I can't imagine shooting at a turkey with a shotgun at anything approaching that distance. Forget the state of the art gun, choke and shells. Just the vision variations and natural movement of the hunter, breathing, pulse etc. would make it highly questionable. I start to get antsy at 40 yards(the maximum that I ever tried was 35 yards).Of course, I've never wounded or missed one either.*

*I get nervous every time that I say that, because the next one that I shoot at will run off. lol
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#1297107 - 04/20/09 05:06 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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True. It's nice to kill, but the point is the hunt.
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#1297119 - 04/20/09 05:17 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Odocoileus v.]
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killed one at 63yds and would try at 70 if i had to i know a guy that killed one at 80 so i belive it can and has been done even if it was luck it could have happened
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#1297136 - 04/20/09 05:30 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: bigdeer]
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I saw a show last season where jimmy houston killed one at 87 yards. It can be done but i would personally never try anything past 50.
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#1297149 - 04/20/09 05:40 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: TurkeyBurd]
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I don't like to call anyone a liar, but that is a heckuva long shot. I'm a rookie to turkey hunting and I am not using hevishot so I don't know. I killed my first and only bird opening day at 56 steps. All of those steps I'm sure were not a full yard a piece. And I thought that was a long shot. Can't imagine 81 yards.
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#1297268 - 04/20/09 06:53 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: FullStrut189]
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 Originally Posted By: FullStrut189
me and spit knew a guy from jackson co. that killed one at 93 YARDS!!!! he said no shat???


Yep thats what he said....and to beat all with a 20 ga!!! \:D
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#1297270 - 04/20/09 06:54 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: SALECREEKHUNTER]
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You couldnt even hardly see a turkeys neck at 81 yards lil long kill one JMO!!!!
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#1297286 - 04/20/09 07:09 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: spitndrum]
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I killed at 70 steps last year an my buddy killed at 75 steps
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#1297288 - 04/20/09 07:10 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: spitndrum]
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I killed at 70 steps last year an my buddy killed at 72 steps
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#1297314 - 04/20/09 07:27 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Coach]
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 Originally Posted By: Coach
81 yards 1 inch here


With a .410 \:D
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#1297317 - 04/20/09 07:29 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: spitndrum]
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 Originally Posted By: spitndrum
 Originally Posted By: FullStrut189
me and spit knew a guy from jackson co. that killed one at 93 YARDS!!!! he said no shat???


Yep thats what he said....and to beat all with a 20 ga!!! \:D
No doubt, low brass #8 dove load! lol
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#1297408 - 04/20/09 08:17 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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I remember when birds that wouldn't come closer than 40 yards were considered "hung up" and were hunted another day. But I also remember when 100 yards was a long shot with a muzzleloader. My son and i passed up 65 yard wide open shot on a double earlier this season. Still working on those same two birds for that opportunity. No regrets for passing the shot.
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#1297582 - 04/20/09 09:22 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: 4onaside]
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IF it's true, then I'm glad he got him but would not ever try that long of a shot myself!
The fun is seeing how close you can get them in!
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#1297797 - 04/20/09 10:24 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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First bird I ever killed was at 3 FEET!!! Completely severed his head from his body. Total luck to even hit the bird that close, though. I actually missed one at around 3 yards a few years back.
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#1297800 - 04/20/09 10:25 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: megalomaniac]
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Anyone that shoots at turkeys that far, knowing full and well that their gun doesnt pattern well enough for a clean kill, should be banned from hunting all together.
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#1297807 - 04/20/09 10:30 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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I saw a man kill an antelope with a bow at 93yds, laser ranged. I should also note that he was an Olympic archer and had set up to kill this particular antelope. He practiced the shot for an entire day before killing the animal. If it was that guy, shooting a bow, I could believe it. But it wasnt, so I dont.
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#1297921 - 04/20/09 11:43 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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I sure wouldn't be bragging about a 81 yard shot. Pretty sad is what it is.
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#1298381 - 04/21/09 01:30 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: spitndrum]
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wow, not sure why you take one that far but impressive non the less. Killed alot of birds in the past years but the furthest was 42 yds. didnt feel the need to shoot any further then that. Didnt really want to take that one but had to in the setting.

i like them CLOSE!!! lol i have killed 80% of my birds at less then 20yds.
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#1298420 - 04/21/09 02:07 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: elauwit
 Originally Posted By: Coach
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81 yards 1 inch here


With a .410 \:D
wasn't that #8's also.


Nope, skeet load 9's LOL and it's was running
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#1298421 - 04/21/09 02:08 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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For me its hard to believe
why would anyone brag or attempt that kind of shot
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#1298453 - 04/21/09 02:36 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Lawrence]
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they are using Metric....not as good as i thought
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#1299953 - 04/22/09 03:09 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
Only impressive thing is the lack of respect some people have for the game they "hunt".


You got that right.
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#1303825 - 04/25/09 12:47 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: ]
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i'm gonna keep my mouth shut about how people judge others
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#1304012 - 04/25/09 06:37 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: splitter]
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 Originally Posted By: splitter
i'm gonna keep my mouth shut about how people judge others


Me too.
Been on the recieving end of that judging and it makes ya feel sad.
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