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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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#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.]
bigdeer
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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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