Tndeer Logo

Page 3 of 7 <12345>Last »
Topic Options
#2819419 - 05/01/12 08:10 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Setterman]
Buck Assassin
10 Point


Registered: 05/08/08
Posts: 2944
Loc: cocke county, TN

Offline
closest is 15 yards
longest is 48 yards
_________________________
Its not a passion,It's an obsession!

Round here we follow the motto "K.I.S.S" KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!


Top
#2819439 - 05/01/12 08:27 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Buck Assassin]
Knothead
12 Point


Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 6608
Loc: Middle TN

Offline
You guys go on and bash and demean all you want. I know what I and my gear are capable of doing and given the chance, I will do it again. And I will not apologize to a single one of you who choose to bash and belittle.
_________________________
"As long as you're green you're growing... once you're ripe you start to rot". Ray Croc

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”






Top
#2819445 - 05/01/12 08:31 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
Mississippi Boy
Spike


Registered: 01/05/11
Posts: 68
Loc: Johnson City, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Knothead
 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 ?


Shooting lead #5's, no gun is going to hold a RELIABLE killing pattern to 80 yards. If you take shots that long, you will cripple more birds than you will kill.

Top
#2819465 - 05/01/12 08:56 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
REN
Good ol' Boys "Team Grizzly"
12 Point


Registered: 10/24/07
Posts: 5250
Loc: Wilson County, TN

content Online
 Originally Posted By: Knothead
You guys go on and bash and demean all you want. I know what I and my gear are capable of doing and given the chance, I will do it again. And I will not apologize to a single one of you who choose to bash and belittle.



Not bashing or asking for an apology. However you come into a thread boasting about a shot distance FAR beyond the norm and follow it up by saying you have infact patterned the shot. You had to know people would question it.

You may have a turkey killing machine. I personally have never seen anyone anywhere post an 80yd lead shot or even talk about one that was getting
Ore then 100 pellets in the kill zone at that distance.

I do find it funny you are shooting at turkeys at the same distance I usually get set up to call them into range lol
_________________________
RollTide

John 3:16



Top
#2819467 - 05/01/12 08:59 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: ]
RUGER Administrator
Mouse Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4104911
Loc: TN

Offline
All of my kills have been at the 24 to 25 yard mark.
All of them were called to the gun by the superb calling skills that I have acquired over years of hunting turkey's and playing the game by the rules.
All of them were clean ethical kills.
All of them were 4 year old birds, except for a couple mis-haps where I killed some 3 year olds. \:\(
I never tried to get closer than 100 yards from their roost.
I mostly tried to ignore gobbles on the limb so I could adequately hunt them correctly.



Yes, I am a smart donkey. \:D
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
#2819522 - 05/01/12 09:53 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: RUGER]
TeamMainStreet
8 Point


Registered: 08/30/07
Posts: 2019
Loc: Union County,Tn

Offline
Why is it that when guys come on here going on about shooting deer at 1500 yards with a 300 Weatherby Mag or som crap most say that if the shot was right and the deer aint moving and the wind aint blowing and yadda yadda yadda then yeah they would take that shot. Or the classic, " you gotta have a lotta trigger time to pull a shot like that but it can be done". Why is a long range rifle kill accepted by so many so easily but you guys wanna give other people down the road over a longer than normal shot on a turkey. Yea its not my first choice to shoot at those yardages and sometimes in the heat of the. moment less than desirable shots are made. I would rather cut ones head clean off at 10 yds but if I know my gun patterns at 40 yds and even beyond and Ive got a clear shot im gonna take it. Pshhh, turkey hunters, ill tell ya what.


Oh cant remember my clossest but a me and a buddy called one in this season and he body slammed it at 10 ft.

I have killed at 53 steps 70 steps and 71 steps. Longest shots I have taken on a bird and all 3 died like they where at 20 yds. No chest beatin here just statin the facts.
_________________________
The work is mighty hard out in the gravel yard. I'll never be a free man so they say

Dont tread on me



Top
#2819532 - 05/01/12 09:58 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: RUGER]
muddyboots
12 Point


Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 6962
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

content Online
I had a big long thing typed but nevermind. i will just say if i ddint shoot any turkeys past 40 yards i wouldnt kill many in the open pines of my lease. That is all. As ruger says "keep driving through" LOL
_________________________
X Force is Bad!
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

Top
#2819557 - 05/01/12 10:28 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: ]
Knothead
12 Point


Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 6608
Loc: Middle TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Well said Mississippi Boy. That ain't opinion. That's FACT. Some folks have no respect for the game we pursue.

I'm still waiting on those 80 yard pattern pics.



You'll be waiting a long time, Swamphunter. I don't have to prove a single thing to you, nor anyone That bird rolled like he was shot at 20 yds. It was an ethical, clean kill.
I know what I am capable of doing, I know what I did, and I will do it again, given the opportunity. And that's about all I have to say about that. \:\)

I'm done debating with all the righteous ones and their 'holier- than- thou' attitudes. Now I remember why I haven't spent much time on here in the past 3 or 4 months. Geez Louise!!
_________________________
"As long as you're green you're growing... once you're ripe you start to rot". Ray Croc

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”






Top
#2819560 - 05/01/12 10:30 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: muddyboots]
Poser
Mud Dauber
16 Point


Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 12555
Loc: Tennessee

content Online
I, too, would like to see that 80 yard shotgun pattern.
_________________________
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

Top
#2819564 - 05/01/12 10:37 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Poser]
smstone22
16 Point


Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16862
Loc: Allardt, TN

Offline
I have decapitated at 5 yards and killed at alittle over 50. I used to prefer a 30 yard shot using lead 5's. I now prefer a 40 yard shot since Ive started using Hevi 7's the last few years. At 40 I have nice uniform pattern wide enough to allow for error and dense enough to kill cleanly.
_________________________
-QDM=Better Deer, Better Deer Hunting
-Let Him Go, So He Can Grow

Top
Page 3 of 7 <12345>Last »


Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, Grizzly Johnson 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104911
RUGER
86357
Deer Assassin
64854
BSK
60536
Crappie Luck
51375
spitndrum
Newest Members
purrpplee, tnduckhunter, draw2drop, Oh Deer, Deer slayer85
13112 Registered Users
Who's Online
101 registered (Mike Belt, HenryCohunter, tn/kyhunter, redblood, Roost 1, Slacker, 17 invisible) and 146 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13112 Members
42 Forums
89314 Topics
1044540 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
July
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.225 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.