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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
I knew a guy in Texas who was a good trap and skeet shot; however, he was missing easy shots on passing doves. So we took his gun and dove loads to the pattering board to test and low and behold the majority of the patterns tested were shaped like a donut. Therefore if he had a perfect hold he was not hitting the bird.
Some people thank you are crazy to pattern a shotgun; however, many of them would be surprise at the POI change when changing ammo and even the POI with the current load they are shooting.
I met a guy several years ago who hunted turkey with a 10 ga. and swore he was killing them at 60 yards. So we challenge him to a test. The results of shots stepped off at 60, aimed over a table resting on a Winter coat he fires at a 11X14 inch paper to put 3 Pellets on the paper spread out at 3, 6 & 9. He shot 3 more times with his best being 6 on a paper.
He never heard him brag again.