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Dogchaser37
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:16 am  Reply with quote
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This article was posted on one of the forums I frequent, several years ago. I thought it might be of interest to folks who have never seen it. It might change your mind on chokes, pellet sizes, payload weights, etc.......then again it might not.
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Here is the link:

http://www.nrvoutdoors.com/BIRDS/GAMEBIRDS.htm

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Riflemeister
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:10 am  Reply with quote
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Thanks for posting that info. After reading it, I wonder how I bag any birds at all. I have found crossing shots on pheasants to be a fairly reliable shot, where the article calls that a tough killing shot because of the bird's anatomy. My worst shot on pheasants is when they flush at 30-40 yards and I get a going away shot at the extreme ranges of 45-60 yards. Even nickel plated #5's don't seem to do much on those shots.

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Gil S
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:17 am  Reply with quote
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Interesting essay. To give birds the quick death they deserve when hunted, not only should the gun and ammo be up to it, but a dog is also an indispensable part of the team. Gil
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Square Load
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:51 am  Reply with quote
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Riflemeister wrote:
Thanks for posting that info. After reading it, I wonder how I bag any birds at all. I have found crossing shots on pheasants to be a fairly reliable shot, where the article calls that a tough killing shot because of the bird's anatomy. My worst shot on pheasants is when they flush at 30-40 yards and I get a going away shot at the extreme ranges of 45-60 yards. Even nickel plated #5's don't seem to do much on those shots.


Ditto

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Link does not work for me
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Dogchaser37
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:55 am  Reply with quote
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John Singer
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:11 pm  Reply with quote



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Here is another essay on the same topic.

https://books.google.com/books?id=Meu3DAAAQBAJ&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=frank+woolner+shotgun&source=bl&ots=5JUan8uCCb&sig=f9I6dVR6yfNvm19b0ZjV1btrjNA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj62a6txZzZAhUORa0KHcpgBzM4ChDoAQhXMAw#v=onepage&q=frank%20woolner%20shotgun&f=false

See pages 52-59.

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putz463
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:50 am  Reply with quote
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Thank you for posting this John Singer, I purchased a very lightly used copy off Ebay, nice informative read and nice add to the collection.

To a degree it runs analogous to how I approach skeet, always low gun, practice for field/hunting. I may never be club champ with this mindset but fine by me.

Many thanks...

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Dogchaser37
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:54 am  Reply with quote
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Thanks John Singer.

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