shoveler_shooter wrote:Jwrong83 wrote:Perhaps the reason I can kill doves consistently at 60 yards is because I practice 2-3 times a week 100 rounds per session year round. I know my gun and I know how it shoots, Instead of buying the latest gear, motion decoys, and duck comander calls. My group and I regularly practice 70 yd clay shots. Hitting them at 70 yds isn't the problem but #8 lead shot only knocks feathers.
This seems to just get more and more ridiculous as this forum ages. When you think you've read a tall tale, a few months later someone else comes on and one ups the previous one.
People on here used to claim to hit consistently past 40yds, then for a while it was 50+. Then, after there appeared to be quite a few people claiming to hit consistently past 50, it went up to 60. Now it looks like it has gone up to 70.
I will freely admit I can't hit consistently past 45-50ish. Every year on opening day of dove season, in a field with 50-100 shooters, I always end up being one of the top 5 best shots. And no one that is better than me is consistently knocking down doves past 50yds. My question is, where are all of these expert marksman on DHC making these claims? I sure haven't seen any my entire life.
Just like all these people on here claiming to be 6'2" and up. Apparently I live in a bubble with a bunch of short people and bad shots.
Another reason doves are tough to kill at extended range is due to pattern density and such a small vital zone, small target requires lots of small pellets, small pellets run out of quick... Making small target tough to consistently kill at extended range.