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Would you take this shot? #6797257 06/19/17 01:28 AM
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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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With the exception of hogs and coyotes I don't shoot anything I don't plan to eat.


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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797266 06/19/17 01:37 AM
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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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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

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Grizz] #6797269 06/19/17 01:40 AM
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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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No, there is no need to take life or cause suffering without good cause.

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797281 06/19/17 01:52 AM
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To those who say no they wouldn't....what about when you were younger? You still wouldn't?

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797282 06/19/17 01:52 AM
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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797289 06/19/17 01:56 AM
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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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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797290 06/19/17 01:58 AM
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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.

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797346 06/19/17 02:40 AM
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Nope. Let the bird bee but shoot all the hogs on site.

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797351 06/19/17 02:43 AM
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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.

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797371 06/19/17 02:59 AM
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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.

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797373 06/19/17 03:01 AM
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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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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?

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797395 06/19/17 03:31 AM
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To those who say no they wouldn't....what about when you were younger? You still wouldn't?


When I was younger, probably yes. Now, I wouldn't do it.


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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797406 06/19/17 03:42 AM
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When I was young I sniped a Beautiful woodpecker off my back yard fence afterwards I felt bad and threw it where I thought my dad wouldn't find it, well he w=found it and he wasn't happy. Prob one of the few times my dad actually seemed to have some type of morals.

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: SapperTitan] #6797460 06/19/17 09:59 AM
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If that bird is a grackel. I'm killing it.

Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: fadetoblack64] #6797486 06/19/17 11:41 AM
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Grackle or crow, yes, but only those.

Other birds land on my targets all the time. I just ignore them.


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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: TexasKC] #6797530 06/19/17 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: TexasKC
With the exception of hogs and coyotes I don't shoot anything I don't plan to eat.


Me too.........


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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797543 06/19/17 01:14 PM
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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: snake oil] #6797607 06/19/17 02:03 PM
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With the exception of hogs and coyotes I don't shoot anything I don't plan to eat.


Me too.........


Yep. However, as a teenager I was a critter killer. I am proud to say I have raised my sons not to be.

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I shot a bluejay one day with an air rifle. It didn't die immediately and it made me sick to my stomach when I walked up to it. Since then I've never shot another non-game bird.


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Re: Would you take this shot? [Re: Kevin1] #6797690 06/19/17 03:23 PM
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Never have and never will. As a kid I was a soft-ie. If I don't plan on eating it, or if leaving it be leaves no damage, it gets a pass any day of week. I will teach my kids the same


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I probably wouldn't have noticed it was there.


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