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Old 01-12-2012, 09:43 AM
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Pattern your gun, but with steel speed kills, as it does not transfer energy as well as lead or non-tox. 40 yards is a good range for me.
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It just depends. I dont like shootin at a duck over 40 yards, but thats just me. I've seen them knocked down at 70+ yards but thats not an everyday occurance. Now if your shooting heavy shot, i've seen geese fold at 90-100 yards. Theres alot of factors that play into it but if your lookin to save shells, id keep your trigger finger stationary unless the birds within 40-45 yards. Others may have a different opionion.
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It just depends. I dont like shootin at a duck over 40 yards, but thats just me. I've seen them knocked down at 70+ yards but thats not an everyday occurance. Now if your shooting heavy shot, i've seen geese fold at 90-100 yards. Theres alot of factors that play into it but if your lookin to save shells, id keep your trigger finger stationary unless the birds within 40-45 yards. Others may have a different opionion.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:18 AM
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The most effective clean kill range is 35 yards and under.. But we have all made long shots. It's the guys who think since they killed one at 65 yards once they can do it every time which leads to skybusting and cripples
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:23 AM
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Steel - maybe stone cold dead out to 30yds. Anything beyond that usually results in a cripple, but that's what the dog's for!!
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Does the hevi-shot give you more range?
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Hevi is like the lead!! So yes more range.
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It just depends. I dont like shootin at a duck over 40 yards, but thats just me. I've seen them knocked down at 70+ yards but thats not an everyday occurance. Now if your shooting heavy shot, i've seen geese fold at 90-100 yards. Theres alot of factors that play into it but if your lookin to save shells, id keep your trigger finger stationary unless the birds within 40-45 yards. Others may have a different opionion.
must have been usin Tk and Mikes Waterfowl Widowmaker
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must have been usin Tk and Mikes Waterfowl Widowmaker
And a 35+ inch barrel. All I can think of is pattern spread
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And a 35+ inch barrel. All I can think of is pattern spread
So do you think 100 yards would be an unreasonable range with hevi-shot, even for a duck instead of a goose?
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The most effective clean kill range is 35 yards and under.. But we have all made long shots. It's the guys who think since they killed one at 65 yards once they can do it every time which leads to skybusting and cripples
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so do you think 100 yards would be an unreasonable range with hevi-shot, even for a duck instead of a goose?
yes, yes, yes!!!!
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I'm sure further than I'm willing to shoot at them. I like watching ducks work to my decoys and won't shoot at one past 35 yds. Most ducks I shoot at are inside of 20yds and get shot in the lips.
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So do you think 100 yards would be an unreasonable range with hevi-shot, even for a duck instead of a goose?
I don't take shots past 35 period. Part of duck hunting to me is getting them close, not hitting them far away.
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Part of duck hunting to me is getting them close, not hitting them far away.

Amen I like them up close and personal
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The reason for these people thinking they can kill birds out to 50,60,70+ yards is the new ammunition coming out. Guys think if they shoot blindside, blackcloud, hevi shot, etc that they have the power to bust em way on out. People forget ethics. Im not pointing any fingers because even I have taken shots at out of range ducks. But do everyone a favor and realize that 1) you will have more clean kills 2) you save money on shells taking high percentage shots 3) you dont leave cripples 4) by taking higher percentage shots you are more likely going to kill birds and not educate them which makes for a better hunt for everyone.
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377 yards . . . consistently.
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377 yards . . . consistently.
Yeah, that was pretty impressive, but you said that was with your .243. I was wondering about shotgun shells.
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Yeah, that was pretty impressive, but you said that was with your .243. I was wondering about shotgun shells.



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I like them at 10 yds.
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Hooked on Quack told me it was with a 22 rimfire
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