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#2819309 - 05/01/12 04:26 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Seriously? Is there nothing else to discuss?

Here's a better topic: why do people think its impressive to talk about killing birds at ridiculous ranges? All it tells me is you are A) a ridiculously bad judge of distance or B) an unethical hunter.
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#2819311 - 05/01/12 04:32 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: ]
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Closest 8 yards.
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#2819317 - 05/01/12 04:39 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: muddyboots]
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I once had one that was literally a foot from the end of my gun. he ran too me from my offside and i got the gun turned and he stopped and started strutting a foot from the end of my gun. It was wild. I was new at turkey and everyone told me not too shot one strutting but i shoulda blasted him. i held my gun til my arm started to quiver a little and he noticed it and was gone. LOL It may be why i am so addicted now.
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#2819349 - 05/01/12 05:39 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Seriously? Is there nothing else to discuss?

Here's a better topic: why do people think its impressive to talk about killing birds at ridiculous ranges? All it tells me is you are A) a ridiculously bad judge of distance or B) an unethical hunter.


Whoa Dude! Who pulled the string on your tampon! Take a chill pill. Gosh.
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#2819356 - 05/01/12 06:09 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
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I agree, I'm not a big fan of talking or boasting about distance killing.

Closest for me was 8yds, furthest was 38yds.

That's over 70ish turkeys never having to have shot over 40yds. I personally like those kind of numbers.
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#2819396 - 05/01/12 07:20 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: REN]
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Confidence in yourself, confidence in your equipment, and confidence in your abilities. That means a lot, and goes a long way toward putting meat on the table.
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#2819404 - 05/01/12 07:45 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
But for the sake of asking, why would you shoot a turkey @ 72 yards, especially with lead shot?


Because I know what my gun will do up to 80 yds. It's all about patterning your gun & having confidence in it and in yourself. It's not for everyone, and that's ok, but if you know you can do it, why not ?
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#2819409 - 05/01/12 07:53 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: ]
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I too would like to see what an 80yd lead pattern looks like. Heck I'd like to see some of the 60yd patter claims on here but none have yet to be produced.

Hey if your gun can pattern it then go for if, just not a very high % shot.
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#2819410 - 05/01/12 07:54 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
7 hours? Man I'd have shot him after 3 hours, who cares if some call me unethical, I only take a shot I'm comfortable with anyway and haven't even shot one yet at 30 yards. But if I were a better shot and had a better choke/shell setup, I'd take the farther shot if he made me wait that long.


I don't do things because of what others might think. I do things because of my own personal reasons.

Killing turkeys is about calling birds in close, and I want to make clean ethical kills every single time I pull the trigger. Lobbing shot 60 yards down range is a great way to cripple birds, and something I won't do again.

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#2819411 - 05/01/12 07:56 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
I too would like to see what an 80yd lead pattern looks like. Heck I'd like to see some of the 60yd patter claims on here but none have yet to be produced.

Hey if your gun can pattern it then go for if, just not a very high % shot.


I have never shot mine at 60, 50, or even 40. I know what it does from 35 and inside, and you don't want to be in front of it at those ranges inside 35 yards.

I have never seen anyone anywhere post a 60 yards pattern, and with the amount of 1.5"+ spurred 25 lb turkeys killed each year I have some serious doubts about these 60 yards patterns.


Edited by Setterman (05/01/12 07:56 PM)

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