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Why you cant hit anything #7309088 10/09/18 03:37 AM
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Most "hunters" seem to think it is a good idea to have a different shotgun for each type of game. One for mallards,, one for teal, one for quail, one for squirrels, etc etc etc. Then they use a 12 ga, which is a basic admission that they KNOW they are going to miss--------- these people complain that they always miss, and are commonly refereed to as "blasters".
How to hit ------- pick the gun you like, and sell the rest at a garage sale next weekend-------- if it holds 3 shots, NEVER put more than 2 shells in it. 20 ga is a LOT better than 12 for any game ( except geese). And use that gun for every type of game. Only bring 1 box of shells with you on the hunt------ suddenly you will find that you are actually aiming and hitting game.
ps ------ for choke always use full. always. If the game is close, track him out to 30 yds and then shoot. "Blasting" is fun for a lot of 'hunters',,,, 'hitting' is more fun for real hunters.
One more thing ---- have 2 types of shells,,, one high power, one field loads --------- NEVER switch brands of shells,, find the brand you like and shoot it for the next 5 yrs.
You will be amazed at how well you can hit if you follow these simple rules.

Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309092 10/09/18 03:39 AM
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Most? Have you spoken with MOST hunters or are you assuming?


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I plowed mules.
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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309100 10/09/18 03:50 AM
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I'm not sure if it's tongue-in-cheek or if it's really filled with that much BS. I'm going with yanking our chains.


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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Most? Have you spoken with MOST hunters or are you assuming?


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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309113 10/09/18 04:11 AM
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I have killed dove, quail, turkey, coons, coyotes, and hogs with my only shotgun. Its a 40 yr old 870 Wingmaster. When I dove hunt I may shoot 2-4 different types of shells. Works for me.


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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309117 10/09/18 04:18 AM
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You crack me up. I do what I want to do. But don't be putting steel shoot in anything tighter than a mod choke. Many chokes say steel ok or not.

Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: Grizz] #7309128 10/09/18 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
I'm not sure if it's tongue-in-cheek or if it's really filled with that much BS. I'm going with yanking our chains.


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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: 2Beez] #7309160 10/09/18 10:33 AM
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Only 2 shells??
But my gun holds 5!!!

Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309163 10/09/18 10:40 AM
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I’ll stick with my skeet and skeet bore for woodcock.
But it is an O/U so I have the “2 shells” part covered. smile


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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309173 10/09/18 10:58 AM
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Pretty sure Nate is a child that just likes talking bs. If he’s a grown man I feel sorry for him.

Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309219 10/09/18 11:55 AM
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I grew up shooting 16ga., and thinking anyone that shot another gauge was ignorant...then the gun/shell manufacturers apparently decided to make it a dinosaur caliber. So I started experimenting with different calibers, until I settled on two...the 28 gauge and the 12 gauge. I wish the manufacturers would bring back the 16 gauge, as that the best gauge for me.

As far as ammo, I wish I could find one manufacturer that makes ammo to fit all my needs in the following speed 1300 feet per second, and I would probably heed you advice.

Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: sqiggy] #7309227 10/09/18 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: sqiggy
Only 2 shells??
But my gun holds 5!!!


My 12 semi only holds three...I need to get one of those 7 shell extensions!

Anyway, back to the discussion. I never have any problem hitting whatever targets, I am aiming for, regardless of how many shells are in the gun. That said, I am most accurate with a single shot, but it sure does a number on my shoulder after a dozen rounds.

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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309259 10/09/18 12:39 PM
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The world is full of people, young and old, that are certain they know better than everyone else. About everything. I try very hard everyday to not be one of those people.


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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
The world is full of people, young and old, that are certain they know better than everyone else. About everything. I try very hard everyday to not be one of those people.
that pretty much sums it up, well said


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I can appreciate the point(s) that he is trying to make...that you only need one gun, good ammo, and practice, which will improve shooting. However, some of the worst shots I have ever seen only have one gun, shoot cheap ammo, and never practice. Taking the time and effort to learn about a new gun is part of the fun of owning many guns in various calibers/gauages. And I am firmly in that camp, my wife reminds me of that fact occasionally!

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Pick one gun and sell the rest at a garage sale? rofl Good try Senator Schumer...If I had guns that is..


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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: crapicat] #7309304 10/09/18 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: crapicat
I can appreciate the point(s) that he is trying to make...that you only need one gun, good ammo, and practice, which will improve shooting. However, some of the worst shots I have ever seen only have one gun, shoot cheap ammo, and never practice. Taking the time and effort to learn about a new gun is part of the fun of owning many guns in various calibers/gauages. And I am firmly in that camp, my wife reminds me of that fact occasionally!


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Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: colt45] #7309336 10/09/18 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
The world is full of people, young and old, that are certain they know better than everyone else. About everything. I try very hard everyday to not be one of those people.
that pretty much sums it up, well said

Re: Why you cant hit anything [Re: nate33] #7309345 10/09/18 01:56 PM
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Dang, I must be a fool. I have a gun for ducks, another one for quail, a dove gun and then a shotgun that just sits in the safe.


Amazing I’ve had any luck at at All hunting


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I got a 10 gauge for crane and goose, 12 gauge for ducks, 16 gauge for dove, 20 gauge for quail, and a 410 for rabbit, squirrel, and sometimes dove and quail if I want a challenge. Looking to get a 28 gauge next. Also have 3 backups that sit in the safe. Guess I need to sell a lot


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his issue he ran into is he AIMS his shotgun. bring a case of shells, point and shoot, and you will be amazed with how much more fun and less worries youll have. AIM on the larger furry game with slugs though... and when is the garage sale???

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Beware of the fella who owns just one gun!

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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
Beware of the fella who owns just one gun!



they probably don't hunt that much and could be dangerous....


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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
The world is full of people, young and old, that are certain they know better than everyone else. About everything. I try very hard everyday to not be one of those people.


You do realize the first sentences in your post are "know it all" statements. How do you know there are a lot of people that are certain they know better? Did you ask them? About everything?

It seems you failed your "try hard for today".. roflmao

LOL, I am just playing with ya! I totally understand what you are saying here though!

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