Merriams@42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Guns, ammo, and more! What do you shoot, and why?
User avatar
dawei
 
Posts: 79
Joined: April 21st, 2008, 6:01 am
Location: Olympia, WA

Merriams@42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby dawei » April 22nd, 2011, 7:37 am

April 19, 2011 - 09:46hrs
47° F
Elev 2311ft
2 year old bird 1¼" Spurs
25lbs
1 7/8" Beard (Beard Rot Due to Mites)

Mossberg® Mdl 500C 20ga
Wrights® SWARM™ .555" choke
Winchester® Supreme® High Velocity 3" Mag 1200fps 1 5/16oz #4 Pb (STH2034)
Shot at 42yds
Bird was dead before his beak hit the dirt!


Who needs Hevi•Shot®, Federal® Heavyweight®, Remington® Wingmaster HD®, Winchester® Xtended Range® or TSS?

Pb will "Git-r-Done"


Image
Image
Image
Last edited by dawei on August 19th, 2011, 11:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
David
Only two defining forces have ever died for you:
1. Jesus Christ.
2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & Marine.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

1Cross + 3Nails = 4Given

Sgtshultzy1
 
Posts: 23
Joined: March 8th, 2011, 11:58 am

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby Sgtshultzy1 » April 22nd, 2011, 8:52 am

Nice Bird!!!  Looks like itsa time to cut the grass now[:D]  Seriously...congrats!

User avatar
dewey
 
Posts: 1636
Joined: January 16th, 2009, 6:18 am
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby dewey » April 22nd, 2011, 10:18 am

Congratulations on the BIG gobbler David! Green grass it has been a while since we have seen that.

Dewey
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." --Mahatma Gandhi

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."--F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer

       

User avatar
grizzly
 
Posts: 933
Joined: April 15th, 2008, 12:33 pm

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby grizzly » April 22nd, 2011, 12:08 pm

CONGRADS DAVE great looking tom[:)]wayne
Image

User avatar
allaboutshooting
 
Posts: 1414
Joined: April 8th, 2008, 11:47 am
Location: Southern Illinois, U.S.A.

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby allaboutshooting » April 23rd, 2011, 2:22 pm

Hey David,

Congratulations! That is quite a bird. Those are also some great pictures.

Thanks,
Clark
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."

User avatar
dawei
 
Posts: 79
Joined: April 21st, 2008, 6:01 am
Location: Olympia, WA

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby dawei » April 25th, 2011, 1:45 pm

ORIGINAL: allaboutshooting

Hey David,

Congratulations! That is quite a bird. Those are also some great pictures.

Thanks,
Clark
The SWARM™ choke I bought from you three years ago patterns Pb like no other. It is a GREAT CHOKE!
Last edited by dawei on August 19th, 2011, 11:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
David
Only two defining forces have ever died for you:
1. Jesus Christ.
2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & Marine.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

1Cross + 3Nails = 4Given

User avatar
hawglips
 
Posts: 122
Joined: April 29th, 2009, 10:17 am

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby hawglips » April 27th, 2011, 2:31 am

[color=red]Who needs Hevi•Shot®, Federal® Heavyweight®, Remington® Wingmaster HD®, Winchester® Xtended Range® or TSS?


Whoever wants to get a better performing turkey shell.

User avatar
dawei
 
Posts: 79
Joined: April 21st, 2008, 6:01 am
Location: Olympia, WA

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby dawei » April 27th, 2011, 4:34 pm

ORIGINAL: hawglips

Who needs Hevi•Shot®, Federal® Heavyweight®, Remington® Wingmaster HD®, Winchester® Xtended Range® or TSS?


Whoever wants to get a better performing turkey shell.
[color=blue]Well I had 19 pellets in the head and neck of that gobbler and he was dead before his beak was in the dirt. If I had used a HTL load, such as TSS for example; there almost certainly would be more pellets in the bird. However the gobbler would not be any deader. The money I saved by using Pb over an HTL load I used for gas and other essentials. To each his own.
Last edited by dawei on August 19th, 2011, 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
David
Only two defining forces have ever died for you:
1. Jesus Christ.
2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & Marine.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

1Cross + 3Nails = 4Given

User avatar
hawglips
 
Posts: 122
Joined: April 29th, 2009, 10:17 am

RE: 42yds+20ga+4Pb=Bird Down!

Postby hawglips » April 28th, 2011, 3:33 am

ORIGINAL: dawei

ORIGINAL: hawglips

Who needs Hevi•Shot®, Federal® Heavyweight®, Remington® Wingmaster HD®, Winchester® Xtended Range® or TSS?


Whoever wants to get a better performing turkey shell.
[color=#0000CC]Well I had 19 pellets in the head and neck of that gobbler and he was dead before his beak was in the dirt. If I had used a HTL load, such as TSS for example; there almost certainly would be more pellets in the bird. However the gobbler would not be any deader. The money I saved by using Pb over an HTL load I used for gas and other essentials. To each his own.


Yep. Some folks just don't want a better performing shell, a better performing choke, a better performing gun, better poa/poi coordination, a better sounding call, better looking camo, a better place to hunt, etc. Some folks like to intentionally handicap themselves to make the hunt more challenging. Some folks buy fancy expensive calls, drive gas guzzling trucks, ride around on ATVs, pay lots of money to trick out an expensive gun, buy expensive chokes, wear the latest vest and camo, buy expensive boots -- and then skimp at the moment of truth after all the hard work and expense to get to that point -- in order to save a buck or two. But it's all good, and to each his own.


Return to Shooting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests