You better move out of the North East then. There's lots of dangerous lead slingers around. I guess the Benoints some of the most respected deer hunters, yes actual hunters, in the world are dangerous lead slingers. They are pretty darn good at slinger their lead where they want it to go, because they kill some dandy bucks. Most with more than one shot! Oh, no!HD1969 said:IMO Running shots in PA are made by the dangerous lead slingers who empty their mags - oftentimes with no regard for what lies behind the deer they are slinging lead at...
Glad I don't hunt near any of them.
Same question to you. How far do you lead a dove, grouse, or teal at 40 yards to assure that the densest part of the pattern hits the bird to assure a clean kill? Most bird hunters lead by feel just as most instinctive archers aim by feel. Many that shoot at moving deer with rifles do the same. As long as thier backdrop is safe, amd they have practiced the shot, more power to those that are successful at it. There are plenty of bird hunters that have no business shooting at moving birds either but birds don't have big brown eyes, which seems to matter more to some which gets us back to the unfortunate practice of hunters trashing other hunters techniques or equipment.dce said:I'll bite,On a deer that you guess to be 75 yards away and running hard,how far do you lead it with a .308?
Certainly. And that 1 pellet or 5 pellets is just as likely to hit the gut resulting in that bird to fly off and never be found again. Point is both shots and weapons require practice to learn to judge lead to assure a clean kill. Many that oppose anyone taking moving shots at deer often times rarely practice moving shots at birds at various ranges and flight patterns, yet have no issues with taking those shots at birds. Yes, they will say "but a shotgun is throwing a pattern". Sure it is, but the if the killing part of the pattern is not centered on the bird, there is a very good chance of wounded birds flying off resulting in fatal injuries.WOL said:I guess the difference with a bird is that one out of 100 pellets hits a wing and the bird goes down. Deer can run off and never be found.