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Shooting a shotgun

Postby chrisss » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:13 pm

Had a friend as me "when you shoot at a duck or goose passing or going away is your bead go under the beak or on the beak?" This had me thinking for a second cause I don't recall it. If you aim right at the beak wouldn't the angle go over the animal compared to shooting under?
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Re: Shooting a shotgun

Postby z51 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:42 am

When I shoot at a goose going away I aim at it's azz.
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Re: Shooting a shotgun

Postby MarkM » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:09 am

z51 wrote:When I shoot at a goose going away I aim at it's azz.

Going away, shoot its feet off. Coming towards you, shoot its head off.
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Re: Shooting a shotgun

Postby apexhunter » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:45 am

The angle of an overhead-going away shot is like the bird is dropping. You want to shoot what looks like below or just under the bird so depending upon the distance it would be on the beak (close shots) to under the beak. For a going away passing shot you have the combination of drop and sideways lead.
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Re: Shooting a shotgun

Postby BurninPowder » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:46 am

Put the bead on the leading edge of the bird with the bird on top of the barrel and always follow through. :thumbsup:
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