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#2819295 - 05/01/12 03:39 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: SEC]
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close 5 steps... agree w/Setterman, way to close, but he was on a beeline to me when he broke around a blow down.

far 52 of my steps.. I calculate 12 steps is about 10 yards..
I would call this the extent of my "sure" kill range..
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#2819309 - 05/01/12 04:26 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Swamphunter]
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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: curdogtn]
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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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#2819342 - 05/01/12 05:20 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
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.


Cool story man! I think at 1 foot it doesnt matter if he's strutting in a bullet proof vest. I know it killed you that he got away.

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#2819349 - 05/01/12 05:39 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Swamphunter]
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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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#2819407 - 05/01/12 07:50 PM Re: Near or Far? [Re: Knothead]
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All equipment has limitations. I have had custom work done on my barrel, tested 8 different chokes, tested all the premium loads, and shoot my turkey gun more than most. That doesn't give me permission to take an unethical shot and feed a bird to the coyotes so I might have the oppurtunity to beat my chest on a forum. It's about respecting the game we pursue. I'm so thankful my Dad taught me respect like that. Those lessons are lost on most these days. And let's be honest: nobody on this forum is going to starve if we don't shoot at turkeys at 70+ yards.
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