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Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by riverboss, Aug 28, 2021.
My exact dove gun. Feathers do fly though. Lol
well if feathers do fly I consider that selfish. I mean for instance if I shot and hit the birds then others down the field wouldn’t get as much action. It’s the same reason I tend to scare the heck out of deer so that they can run off to someone else and be harvested.
Also by missing as much as I do I help secure the jobs of the ammo workers by having to buy more shells.
I’m not saying what your doing is completely wrong but by actually hitting the birds I do think your not thinking of others as much as I am
I take my cap of an salute you.
Thinking of others an being so unselfish, it almost makes me tear up.
Check out this guy for a few basics... A few years ago, I was out on a controlled hunt with my neighbor. We were doing OK with the doves. A guy down the field came walking up to us and asked "Would you mind if I watch for a few minutes? I'm new to this stuff, I can't even scare them I'm missing so bad. I said "Sure. Just stay behind us. Got much shooting experience?" He says "Yeah, but nothing like this..." Just then, two dove flew right at me. At the last second, they turned almost 90 degrees in mid flight. Our new friend freaked out "HOLY COW! How do they do that?!?!? Did you see that?" It startled me a bit since he just about had his chin on my shoulder when he started shouting... "Yeah, they do that sometimes..." A little while later I dropped a double. My audience says "You musta been aiming three feet in front of those birds!" I replied "Oh, at least. They were really moving when they spotted us"
He says "I got it now. I was never even close when shooting. Thanks."
About an hour later, he was whooping and hollering. Ran to the middle of the field and held up a dove "I GOT ONE". The whole field around us was cat calling and cheering for him...
Lol. Yep. I’m just that nice a guy ha ha
Franchi Affinity. Good practice for duck season (like there will be ducks anywhere, lol)
Remington V3 12 gauge
Smith and Wesson Model 1000 in 20 gauge
Benelli Super 90, 21 inch barrel, screw in chokes. Somtimes I get out the ultra light, but honestly, I rarely shoot it anymore.
Benelli legacy 28ga
Dickinson Estate 28 gauge
Benelli M2 12 gauge shooting AA number 8's.
Yes Sir, I'll be shooting a Super 90 with a 26"pipe. Possibly a Super x 4? After the opener I may dirty up the Beretta 302 in 20ga?
Same 870 28 gauge I've been using but I would like to purchase another 1100LT-20 gauge to use. The public field I tried Sat. only had 6 of us hunting. I was 2 shells for one bird. I swear there were 2 guys out there that shot at every bird in the field be it 150 yards away or not.......they fired 3 shells per bird, every bird, and missed every shot I seen them fire. The other 3 guys got a couple, I left early around 3:30PM, birds way to high and spooked for 3/4 oz 28 gauge loads.
I hate to complain and it is fun watching guys shoot but you can't hit anything with a shotgun at 70+ yards in the air with a load of #8's lol.