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You Call The Shots X

Old 12-15-2006, 03:11 PM
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Weapon:.45 Muzzeloader
Range:70 yards
Conditions: Afternoon; Sunny
Winds: WindLight Wind in your face
The Scoop: This big boy has been chasing does and you figured he would wander in for a drink. The rut is heavy but you don't have any backstop behind your shot. Not too far of a shot and your gun is well-sighted?


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Old 12-15-2006, 03:42 PM
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Why is the guy using a .45 cal. smokepole and not a .50?

I probably wouldn't take the shot with a .45 cal., if it was a .50, I would probably shoot him at the base of the neck, but a shot to the vitals would go through and richochet on the water, sending it pretty far.

Considering your scenario, I wouldn't take the shot, I'd probably wait for him to move to a better spot.
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:57 PM
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I'd take the shot, he is at a good position.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:04 PM
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I would definently take him
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:26 PM
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I would take him
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:38 PM
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If I still had a real clear view, I would wait for him to take that drink, and 70yds, I would shoot him right in the spine.
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:59 PM
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i'd take the shot high shoulder to drop him right there .
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:31 PM
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no way water ricochet
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:17 PM
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green light!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:28 PM
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Why is the guy using a .45 cal. smokepole and not a .50?

.45 is plenty to reach out that far and drop him in his tracks. take the shot
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