Mugzwump wrote:Another thing, you find the idea of someone using a 10 gauge at geese out to 40 yards unpractical, or unethical maybe, personally I believe anyone shooting past that range with any gun is pushing the limits of both practicality and ethics. If you're not getting close shots, well then you're just not doing it right, all you're doing is scaring them away and next year they'll be even further out, and eventually these conversations will consist of guys mumbling about needing to make 100 yard shots.
Stop talking like a clown,you shoot birds on the end of your barrel measured in feet -feet?
you must hunt in disneyland-feet??
We hunt pinkfeet/greylag where 50yrds is an average shot on an average morning if you get one at all, pass shooting geese roosting on a wide open estuary with miles of sand where geese roost on high sand bars often miles out. We pass shoot them on their way inland to feed -you havent got a clue.,we have to wait for adverse weather to get them below 40yrds.,i understand your lack of comprehension regarding this and it must come as a shock to you how other people from different countrys hunt wildfowl outwith your 40yrd comfort zone -and by the way,our season lasts 6months-by 100days were just warming up.
In the UK we refer the term "browning" to individual(s)who deliberately empty guns into tightly pack bunches of duck/geese in an attempt to kill as many as possible and disregard the wounding and crippling consequences-now thats what i consider unethical
and thats all im saying on that subject,if you want to do it-great,more power to you which is why i suggested that was the sole reason and intent you want a 10ga for with open choke based on the content of your posting.
Regardless of what you may imagine it is merely impractical
to use a 10ga within 40yrds for full time shooting purely because of weight,swing,timing and pointability and effort required to hit targets close in because when you do they tend to get smashed up as they are normaly stoked up with lettered shot through a tight constriction-you being a purveyor of all you hunt and all that wont like losing breastmeat.,but crack on,buy one for your presumptious alter ego ,i couldnt care less ,buy 2,one for each arm.
I dont like shooting wildfowl?? ive never
been accused of that before
This ones for you,i shot it on thursday morning with my sp10 with 15/8oz of T,this was a sick bird which was flying around the back of the marsh looking for some mercy.,impact on roughly 28yrds bird on deck 30yrds from my position.,caught in centre of pattern and just about good enough for soup and not a pretty sight.