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N.E Firearm 20 gauge, invisible choke, 20-15 scope, with pure steel bead , polished with a little Cacky spit, 4 finger sling, Shootin #5 Waltons fireballs
This is my sons desciption of his gun
Thank you.ORIGINAL: greyghost
I will say your set up is nice looking. Not like some wild radical ones you see today.
Decapitate it.ORIGINAL: greyghost
What will that thing do to a turkey at 10 or 15 yards?
The scope goes down to 1.5X. As tight as any shotgun with an XXX turkey choke shoots at that range means any mis-alignment of beads insures a miss. I can, and do, shoot with both eyes open, so I have no trouble picking a turkey up at 10 yards. I set up with the ideal situation of being able to take a shot between 25 an 40 yards. Any closer and the pellets are essentially still bunched up in a very tight shot column. Further away, well, I don't worry as much when ranges get past 40 yards.ORIGINAL: greyghost
I noticed it looks like your scope goes down to 0 mag. is that so? For even 1.5 would make it a little difficult to pick up a turkey at 10 yards. Or are most of your set ups so that the bird will not be closer then say 35 yards?
I never hunted Quantico. With my shotgun I can consistently place the center of the pattern on the part of target my reticle subtends - from 5 yards to 60 yards. I do have to compensate at closer ranges as the shot column hasn't crossed the line of sight yet; especially at distances like 10 yards or even 15.ORIGINAL: greyghost
"If I can place a killing pattern, consistently, on a turkey target at 60
The only problem I have is the consistency of shooting a target at 60 yards and an animal at 60 yards in the woods, or even open field.
I know a couple of folks at Quantico that have those 60 yard guns and are great on the practice range with targets, but it seems every year they say they missed a bird or 2 at 50+ yards. Now given their talents of shooting I would have to say they did not mis per say. Not that I have not missed or anyone for that matter even at 30 yards. But I have noticed a trend over the years that long range guns and ammo folks are talking more at taking shots at turkeys at 50+ yards and not getting the bird more so then folks not getting the bird at 20 to 40 yards.
Do you hunt or ever hunted Quantico?
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