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#6797257 - 06/18/17 08:28 PM Would you take this shot?
Kevin1 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
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Loc: Allen Tx
I just finished confirming my zero at 100Y and I see that little bird on top of the target stand. Iím alone, the rifle is zeroed and deadly accurate.

What would you do? Kill the bird or not?


I didnít take the shot. When I was younger I would have (hey, I wonder what those 147G ELDM bullet would do to that little birdÖ.letís see). But as I get older I donít see myself blowing up living stuff for fun anymore.

Iím not against ethical hunting. So letís not make this a hunting debate.


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#6797261 - 06/18/17 08:34 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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With the exception of hogs and coyotes I don't shoot anything I don't plan to eat.

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#6797266 - 06/18/17 08:37 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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I wouldn't. No reason to kill the bird and there's a decent chance it's illegal to kill it anyway. It would be interesting to put up a post card about the size of the bird at that spot and shoot at it. That would at least tell you if you would have most likely hit the bird.
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#6797268 - 06/18/17 08:39 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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I wouldn't take it either. Don't see a need or any good out of it.

I might shoot the post it's sitting on though. roflmao

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#6797269 - 06/18/17 08:40 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Grizz]
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
I wouldn't. No reason to kill the bird and there's a decent chance it's illegal to kill it anyway. It would be interesting to put up a post card about the size of the bird at that spot and shoot at it. That would at least tell you if you would have most likely hit the bird.


No need for that. Those little dots are 1", the rifle is easily sub 0.5" at 100Y. I know that my hit probability would be 100% (well...99.999%)

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#6797276 - 06/18/17 08:49 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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No, there is no need to take life or cause suffering without good cause.

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#6797281 - 06/18/17 08:52 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
Kevin1 Offline
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To those who say no they wouldn't....what about when you were younger? You still wouldn't?

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#6797282 - 06/18/17 08:52 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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In da faccccce

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#6797289 - 06/18/17 08:56 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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Only if it was a mockingbird that was mocking me. I do not put up with that chit.
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#6797290 - 06/18/17 08:58 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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Jack rabbit, coon, rat, possum, armadillo, coyote heck yeah but prob wouldn't shoot a bird except maybe an annoying raven.
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#6797346 - 06/18/17 09:40 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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Nope. Let the bird bee but shoot all the hogs on site.

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#6797351 - 06/18/17 09:43 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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Originally Posted By: Kevin1
To those who say no they wouldn't....what about when you were younger? You still wouldn't?
I did some stupid things when I was young...and no I wouldn't shoot it. If you want a challenge take a shell casing and/or golf ball and see what you can do. I've tried it at 200 yards and it's fun.

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#6797371 - 06/18/17 09:59 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
BOONER Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Yes, when I was younger I killed for fun and anyone that says they didn't is either lying to themselves or to us, prolly both!
Now a days only if it was a mud Martin.

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#6797373 - 06/18/17 10:01 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1]
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No today.
Sadly, would have been yes as a kid/youngster. I murdered a lot of birds.
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#6797392 - 06/18/17 10:24 PM Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: BOONER]
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Originally Posted By: BOONER
Yes, when I was younger I killed for fun and anyone that says they didn't is either lying to themselves or to us, prolly both!
Now a days only if it was a mud Martin.


Sounds like a Cliff Swallow.

Setting aside the fact it is a federal offense, why?

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