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Old 05-30-2013, 05:51 AM
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Gents Please go back and go read or re-read the HNI rules.

Never mind let me help you as I see several here are do nothing more than to argue!

Why after 30 years of Turkey hunting and being a NWTF member most of that time (the organizations has some flaws and I quit for a while) I read about this 100/10 rule now......
It is after all just an opinion and not a rule. Just another way to pattern a gun. And a 10" circle - the turkeys head is nothing more than the size of an egg and with the neck fits about 1/5 of that circle. You live by it great....others do other things to make sure their weapon of choice no matter what the gauge kills cleanly and quickly when they fire at their intended target. Ethical hunters do that.

And then there are some I am not so sure they don't work for a given company and if I can prove it then posting said opinion can become spam....as they are pushing a product.

So move on.....

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Old 06-03-2013, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrian J Hare View Post
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If I can take them closer I would any day. The important part is I know my gun and have no problem taking birds with it. I will never shoot a 12 again...


Why???

Higher pellet count and lots of money in choke tubes... Wouldn't that = better gun???
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:23 PM
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My advice for those new to the sport and assuring a clean kill, is to pattern your gun and keep it simple.
When you pattern your gun at 40 yards draw a turkey size head and neck on paper.
If you can get 3 or more pellets consistently in that area at that distance then that is the distance you should be shooting or closer. To have a count on the head like this your pellets will be about 1 cm. apart on paper. Simple it's the pellets on the head and the neck that counts after all.
I should add that I have missed birds at 10-15 yards and I know they are a clean miss. Almost all the Turkeys I shoot are within 30 yards.
I would hesitate to shoot a Turkey at 60 yards although it shows in paper that I can do it, simply because if that Turkey walks away I have a feeling it won't be a clean miss as a 10 yard shot. I most likely would just be giving the Coyotes a taste of that bird.
Now if I plan to shoot at 55 yards then I will pattern my gun at 55 yards using the same method, using the heaviest shot allowed.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by huntrfishr View Post
My advice for those new to the sport and assuring a clean kill, is to pattern your gun and keep it simple.
When you pattern your gun at 40 yards draw a turkey size head and neck on paper.
If you can get 3 or more pellets consistently in that area at that distance then that is the distance you should be shooting or closer. To have a count on the head like this your pellets will be about 1 cm. apart on paper. Simple it's the pellets on the head and the neck that counts after all.
I should add that I have missed birds at 10-15 yards and I know they are a clean miss. Almost all the Turkeys I shoot are within 30 yards.
I would hesitate to shoot a Turkey at 60 yards although it shows in paper that I can do it, simply because if that Turkey walks away I have a feeling it won't be a clean miss as a 10 yard shot. I most likely would just be giving the Coyotes a taste of that bird.
Now if I plan to shoot at 55 yards then I will pattern my gun at 55 yards using the same method, using the heaviest shot allowed.
***You might as well throw rocks at em if you're happy with saying three pellets is sufficient to justify shooting at a bird with that kind of a pattern! No way in my book is that near enough pellets in and around the kill zone---just sayin!!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:24 AM
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That's kind of interesting. He didn't say just 3 pellets in the pattern he said 3 or more pellets in the head and and neck I will stretch it and say if he meant every time he shot he had 3 or more pellets in the brain and spine of the turkey it would in fact be a kill !!
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbrhuntr View Post
That's kind of interesting. He didn't say just 3 pellets in the pattern he said 3 or more pellets in the head and and neck I will stretch it and say if he meant every time he shot he had 3 or more pellets in the brain and spine of the turkey it would in fact be a kill !!
***I know exactly what he said and I will stick to my reply that in no way would I be satisfied to shoot at a bird at ANY distance where as few as 3 pellets are hitting the head/neck area. That's what got this whole debate started in the first place where a couple members are saying they can kill a bird at long distance (60 to 76 yards). Sure, that's correct IF a pellet hits the brain or breaks the neck bone. I would hope that most people would not shoot at a bird at any distance where they know through pattern tests that only 3 pellets have a CHANCE at killing him, rather than 15 or more in that kill zone every time for a 100% sure dead bird.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 View Post
***I know exactly what he said and I will stick to my reply that in no way would I be satisfied to shoot at a bird at ANY distance where as few as 3 pellets are hitting the head/neck area. That's what got this whole debate started in the first place where a couple members are saying they can kill a bird at long distance (60 to 76 yards). Sure, that's correct IF a pellet hits the brain or breaks the neck bone. I would hope that most people would not shoot at a bird at any distance where they know through pattern tests that only 3 pellets have a CHANCE at killing him, rather than 15 or more in that kill zone every time for a 100% sure dead bird.
I know personally I will never archery hunt again or rifle hunt for that matter as only one projectile has a chance of killing that animal you need at minimum 15.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by bghunter777 View Post
I know personally I will never archery hunt again or rifle hunt for that matter as only one projectile has a chance of killing that animal you need at minimum 15.
***That's good and another brilliant statement that makes about as much sense as everything else you keep posting and it only took you two weeks to come up with it, LOL!!! Maybe you should quit rocking the boat and coming on here just to try and start arguments and think before you post because if it took you two weeks to come up with that one I feel sorry for you!!!

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:01 AM
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I personally don't know why he would even bother probably just bored, after your last post I knew there was no point !
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:22 PM
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I think he needs to go back and read rule #8 that JW posted about not just posting to try and pick a fight with one another because that was certainly what that sarcastic, silly post was for!

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