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Point of impact

Postby Gsjcky » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:41 pm

As a rule, what do most people recommend for decoying Waterfowl.....a flat shooting shotgun that shoots a 50/50 pattern, or one that shoots high? Say a 70/30 pattern?
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Re: Point of impact

Postby C M Wings » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:39 am

Most hunting guns come from the factory 50/50 or there abouts. Notable exceptions are the SBE 2 and 3, or any gun with a step rib that will shoot higher. It is nice being able to see the bird when shooting, no doubt, but it is a little harder to hit a bird coming down into the decoys with a gun that shoots higher. Tendency is to not give enough lead and shoot over them. A 50/50 gun, you put the bead just under the bird and you will have better chance of putting pellets on target. If you shoot your 70/30 at a lot of sporting clays you will learn how to shoot crossers, climbers and droppers and have no issue in the field, but if you don't a 50/50 will likely be a better choice in a hunting gun. Just my two cents.
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Re: Point of impact

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:07 am

Pretty sure most folks on the other side of the Atlantic want their guns regulated to shoot a bit high.
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Re: Point of impact

Postby Gsjcky » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:11 pm

My 70/30 gun is a M2 Benelli. I really like the gun, but have a hard time hitting with it at times. I just purchased a Browning A5, and I’m shooting much better at the range now. This season will tell me more. I sure wish I could get the M2 to shoot closer to POA.
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Re: Point of impact

Postby clouser » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:54 am

Gsjcky wrote:My 70/30 gun is a M2 Benelli. I really like the gun, but have a hard time hitting with it at times. I just purchased a Browning A5, and I’m shooting much better at the range now. This season will tell me more. I sure wish I could get the M2 to shoot closer to POA.

Have you tried playing with the shims to see if that helps?
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Re: Point of impact

Postby 3200 man » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:26 am

With fellas saying a percentage high their guns are shooting really doesn't tell you much about POI !
The POI charts show center of a 30" pattern to be 15" above and 15" below and 7.5" high to be halfway up
along with 100% being 15" high , why make it complicated ? You could just say , for every 1.5" you lower
your center of pattern , could be just as effective ! :yes: :thumbsup:
This is all mute if it doesn't shoot straight east and west ? Starting off at 13 yds gives you a idea !...... :lol3:
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