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#1296849 - 04/20/09 12:59 PM 81 yard kill!
12 Point

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 5129
Loc: Jackson,Tn

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.

No one's eyes go bad looking on the bright side of life.

#1296854 - 04/20/09 01:01 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: 4onaside]
Cat Man

Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 35735

I heard the same thing at the Great Outdoor store in Jackson earlies this year too.
#1296867 - 04/20/09 01:20 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: JohnnyBond]
CBU93 Moderator
14 Point

Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 8490
Loc: Germantown, TN

Without having read the is VERY easy to misjudge yardage, especially if hunting a field edge....
#1296878 - 04/20/09 01:29 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: CBU93]
TurkeyBurd Moderator
Woodpile Boys
10 Point

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3026
Loc: Chapel Hill

Cool beans! Great shot. Personal best 62yds
' it ain't fair, I gotta WURK!' -Porkchop Jacobs

#1296885 - 04/20/09 01:35 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: TurkeyBurd]

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 30563
Loc: Chester County

My personal best is 52, I wouldn't even try that long of shot
Work to live, Live to hunt

#1296902 - 04/20/09 01:46 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: easy45]
Odocoileus v.

Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 57
Loc: White House

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)
A bad day huntin' is better than a good day workin'.

#1296915 - 04/20/09 02:04 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Odocoileus v.]
Happy Birthday smstone22
16 Point

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16954
Loc: Allardt, TN

Oh dear lord.
-QDM=Better Deer, Better Deer Hunting
-Let Him Go, So He Can Grow

#1296948 - 04/20/09 02:39 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: smstone22]
16 Point

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 11380
Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

81 yards 1 inch here
I couldn't fix your brakes so I made your horn louder....

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#1296962 - 04/20/09 02:53 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Coach]
12 Point

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 5235
Loc: Mississippi

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.

#1296982 - 04/20/09 03:33 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: megalomaniac]
4 Point

Registered: 12/31/04
Posts: 329
Loc: About a mile down the loop fro...

me and spit knew a guy from jackson co. that killed one at 93 YARDS!!!! he said no shat???
From the spring strut to the fall rut....thats how we do it!!!-TLBB-

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