LETEMWORK21 wrote:That's what everyone says! 38inches huhhhh!!??? I'm tellin ya I watched my dad shoot a goose on the other side of the rock river just to see if he could lol it killed it one shot about (120 yards) he's not that kind of hunter but he just wanted to see if it was possible!
that is in no way a reflection of the gun. I don't care what shotgun your using, with the exception of maybe a punt gun, you can't kill a bird at that distance without extreme luck and very large pellets like T shot.
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That's not entirely true, the luck part is .... the T shot ... not necessarily so. Once, many years ago, I was hunting with a couple friends of mine, pass shooting geese. That day, I had forgotten to bring my hunting license with me, as it was attached to another gun case. So, instead of shooting, I ran the Ranging 1000 rangefinder. There were geese passing over between 110 to 120 yards up. I told my friends that they were too high to shoot, but one fellow who was quite good at taking long range shots, pulled up anyway and fired two shots from his Moss. 835, using a factory 1 9/16 oz. load of BB's. Down came two geese. One was wing broke and we had a dickens of a time finding it, while the other was hit in the head or neck as it came down dead, head folded over it's back. But .... it was two luck shots .... good luck for the shooter because the patterns are very very thin at that range and bad luck for the geese for a pellet to find a wingbone on one and the spine or head on the other. Anyone contemplating taking such long shots ought to try patterning their guns/loads at that range and see for themselves how small the odds are of a pellet hitting a vital spot on a bird.
It's very hard to get good patterns with steel shot past 50 yards, so I try to limit my shots to that range, even under the best of conditions.