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Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2016, 09:49:02 PM »
I learnt this when I was at the tender age of 12.

 :o "Oh Dad, look! Those prairie dogs are running towards the one I shot! They are going to save their friend!"  :scrutiny.... :shocked... :facepalm.
free bait. shoot one, his buddies come to eat him, shoot them too.
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #26 on: April 26, 2016, 11:59:29 PM »
    Wow, that was some kinda thread drift!    ::)

    Getting back to the - I think my train of thought just derailed and was scalded to death by the steam - oh yeah, the original topic!

    Just to follow up: I checked the Round-Ball Ballistics Calculator and found the remaining velocity of a .32 caliber 50 grain buckshot pellet at 100 yards would run approximately 735 fps with about 60 fpe remaining. 
     
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #27 on: December 01, 2016, 02:02:08 AM »
    Shooting too far again - this time a standing 150 yard shot with 000B!   :facepalm

    Forward to frame 17.05 for the shot.

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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #28 on: December 01, 2016, 10:43:29 AM »
    Just to follow up: I checked the Round-Ball Ballistics Calculator and found the remaining velocity of a .32 caliber 50 grain buckshot pellet at 100 yards would run approximately 735 fps with about 60 fpe remaining. 
     
     :hmm

    Why that's almost as good as shooting a deer with a .25 acp.

    I know my favorite deer gun is a Baby Browning, so clearly there's no problem.
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #29 on: December 01, 2016, 12:18:53 PM »
    Correction: Forward to frame 18:05 for the shot.
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #30 on: December 01, 2016, 12:26:44 PM »
    Given the spread of the ricochets, there is no way in he__ he'd have a clean kill at that range (at best, an incredibly slim chance).

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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #31 on: December 01, 2016, 12:42:43 PM »

    Why that's almost as good as shooting a deer with a .25 acp.

    Or an 1849 Colt .31 cap and ball revolver!
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #32 on: December 01, 2016, 06:30:08 PM »
    Narration: 

    "...probably pushing 150 yards...gives it a try...to test the effectiveness of buckshot at great distances."
                                 
                                                               :shrug

    Once again using buckshot at a range far beyond any reasonable certainty of placing a lethal pattern on target!                                                           
                                                                  :facepalm
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #33 on: December 02, 2016, 02:11:26 AM »
    Federal FliteControl 00B lets you take very effective 50 yard shots now, maybe a little beyond that, but 100 yards and more is simply poor sportsmanship, worse hunting ethics, and any success pure luck.
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #34 on: December 04, 2016, 06:38:41 PM »
    I vote we give Bubba an old empty oil drum to hunker down in and set him out in the field about a hundred and twenty yards away and test to see what kind of buckshot gets penetration at that distance.  If nothing else the screaming and the cussing ought to be entertaining.   :coffee
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    Re: Classic example of shooting too far with buckshot
    « Reply #35 on: January 16, 2017, 12:37:23 PM »
    Once again: This time at 115 yards according to the one doing the shooting. Start at frame 19:30

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