Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

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Ben Sobieck
 
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Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby Ben Sobieck » May 20th, 2009, 7:53 am

Forty yards. That's the farthest most poll takers at turkeyandturkeyhunting.com will shoot.

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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby dawei » May 20th, 2009, 8:27 am

[color="#0000ff"]I answered that 40yds was my limit, 35yds when shooting my 20ga's.[/color]
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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby NEbeardhunter21 » May 20th, 2009, 8:31 am

I've layed out 2 gobblers at 40 yds this year and I'm sure I could go as far as 50 yds but I just like to be cautious.
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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby Magnumdood » May 20th, 2009, 8:41 am

I'll shoot past 50 yards.
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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby trkyklr » May 20th, 2009, 8:52 am

ORIGINAL: Magnumdood

I'll shoot past 50 yards.

 
 
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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » May 20th, 2009, 8:54 am

I don't take shot past what I presume to be 40 yards. I let a old field turkey walk off this spring after he only worked as close as what I guessed to be 45 to 50 yards. I did manage to call him back to 20' after I let him walk but a tree limb prevented me from taking the shot. After all was said and done it turned out he was closer to 35 to 40 yards away the first time. I would much rather error on the side of caution and let him walk off to be hunted another day than to cripple or wound a bird and not recover him.
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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby trkynut54 » May 20th, 2009, 12:19 pm

40 yards
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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby mark hay » May 20th, 2009, 12:34 pm

40 is the limit .
30 is preferred as a long shot .
25 and less is sweet .
15 and less is an educational experience i crave and if he spooks , well , I might swing on his departing head ,,,maybe .

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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby onpoint » May 20th, 2009, 12:58 pm

Guess I have trouble judging distance. Most of the birds I have killed have turned out to be 40+. Started out with heavyshot and have progressed to winchester supreme elite. It's one bad load!!!
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RE: Poll: No Shooting Beyond 40 Yards

Postby jedipastorken » May 20th, 2009, 5:05 pm

40 is the farthest I've patterned my gun.  I'm firing with a fixed choke using Winchester Supremes and that was the end of one gobbler this season at 40.  

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