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Alan

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Distant kill power
« on: September 01, 2018, 10:31:26 AM »
Today is the first day of dove season in New Mexico, so I don't have to be so careful making sure which species is which. This dove, an Eurasian (collared), was atop the pipe fence, across the other side of a ten acre paddock. My range finder said it was 138 yards. I knew I hit it from the contact sound, but it still managed to fly about 25 feet before nosediving into the ground.

At that range, the pellet is traveling about 560 FPS, and with about 18 FPE. Yet, it pierced his right elbow (second wing joint), thought his body, and then clipping the left wing as well.

The darker red object below the about 1/2 inch exit hole, is part of the dove's right lung.



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Re: Distant kill power
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 10:55:23 AM »
Good shooting Alan,  which gun did u use?

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Re: Distant kill power
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 12:31:59 PM »
My .25 caliber Cobra shooting 25.39 grain JSBs.
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Re: Distant kill power
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 02:14:29 PM »
The reason I asked is I shot a fox at 125 with my modded 25 Mrod same JSB pellet.  Didn't go thru him but killed him.  Can't prove it but I did.
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Re: Distant kill power
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 03:07:46 PM »
I'm sure you did!

About 6 month ago, I shot a coyote at about 100 yards. I now I hit him, and he jumped straight up, and then ran lie the wind! The next time I saw him, he has half a tail! One of the property owners even took a photo of him, but I don't have that to show. Then a month ago, I shot him again! I was closer, and I heard the hit. When I saw him last week, he was noticeably skinnier, and using just three legs. Then this past Monday, there he was, laying in the driveway with three turkey vultures making a meal of him. I wish I could have performed a post mortem, as it would have been interesting to see what the wounds looked like. Incidentally, the is the same coyote caught on field camera doing his best to raid the chicken coop. Hence, I have no sympathy for him.
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Re: Distant kill power
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 04:22:16 PM »
A little too late to cook him huh?   ;D
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