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#1297017 - 04/20/09 03:54 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: FullStrut189]
VolDoug
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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]
Odocoileus v.
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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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#1297092 - 04/20/09 04:56 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: 4onaside]
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 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
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.


Makes me livid to hear this BS, sure it may have happened, but why? Why risk crippling a bird? Some folks are so immature and so hard up to kill something they shouldn't be allowed to hunt.

Sorry for the bluntness, but that is how I feel.
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#1297104 - 04/20/09 05:05 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: Odocoileus v.]
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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: captain hook]
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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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#1297224 - 04/20/09 06:23 PM Re: 81 yard kill! [Re: buckhorn40]
renegade50
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my 100 meter pace count is 62 steps
and that means every time my left foot steps on the ground only
been doing that for 25 + years while in the army
and have checked it many times on measured course,s for land nav course,s
everyones pace count is slightly different depending on size and gait and also terrian and day and night, but it is measured only on 1 foot not both


my personal best was 53 yards/meters last year and the pace count was 32 left steps.


Edited by renegade50 (04/20/09 06:23 PM)
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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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