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

Registered: 08/30/07
Posts: 2017
Loc: Union County,Tn

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

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 6832
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

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!

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

Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 6606
Loc: Middle TN

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

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 11848
Loc: Tennessee

I, too, would like to see that 80 yard shotgun pattern.
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#2819564 - 05/01/12 10:37 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Poser]
16 Point

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16755
Loc: Allardt, TN

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.
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#2819571 - 05/01/12 11:00 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Setterman]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 15084
Loc: Franklin TN

Knothead I may not personally want to shoot a turkey at that range, but if you are confident in your shots at that distance then I don't care if you kill em like that... I had to let off steam the other day about this holier-than-thou turkey hunter attitude, but I think I learned you just gotta let people have their opinions and keep hunting the way you hunt, long as it's legal. Of course that won't stop me from arguing sometimes when provoked...

 Originally Posted By: Setterman
 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.
I think I'm with you on that, I took a long shot (2 in a row actually) and missed a bird at the beginning of last season (my first season) and missed, learned I need to be confident in the shot before pulling the trigger. Now I don't want to shoot anything past 20 or 30 yards. But after 7 hours of waiting for a bird to come closer, I would definitely take the long shot, that's plenty of waiting. I don't know if I can even sit still that long... lol
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#2819575 - 05/01/12 11:14 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
12 Point

Registered: 12/27/07
Posts: 6452
Loc: Munford, TN

 Originally Posted By: Knothead
 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

But that's not the real reason. Is it? The real reason is you have never patterned your gun at 80 yards and if you did you would be embarrassed to post pattern pics and call it an ethical killing pattern.

#2819593 - 05/02/12 12:47 AM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Buck Assassin]
TnDeer Old Timer
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 20309
Loc: lenoir city,tn

closest was 17 yds
farthest was 22 yds.
experienced hunters know its not just a bushy white tail, its a big middle finger.

nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught

#2819597 - 05/02/12 01:15 AM Re: Near or Far? [Re: stik]
4 Point

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 105
Loc: TN

The original posters name is very fitting. And give me a break you don't have a 70 or 80 yard gun.
#2819627 - 05/02/12 05:30 AM Re: Near or Far? [Re: booth]
6 Point

Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 781
Loc: tn

Can't believe someone would seriously say they have an 80 yard gun with 3 inch lead 5s....
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