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#2819408 - 05/01/12 07:51 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
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 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 ?


Post up those 80 yard patterns if you really shot at that range.

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#2819409 - 05/01/12 07:53 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Swamphunter]
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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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#2819419 - 05/01/12 08:10 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Setterman]
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closest is 15 yards
longest is 48 yards
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#2819439 - 05/01/12 08:27 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Buck Assassin]
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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.
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#2819445 - 05/01/12 08:31 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
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 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.

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#2819458 - 05/01/12 08:47 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Mississippi Boy]
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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.

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#2819465 - 05/01/12 08:56 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
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 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
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#2819467 - 05/01/12 08:59 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Swamphunter]
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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
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