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I wish I hadn't....
« on: July 10, 2019, 08:42:29 AM »
This morning, I was shooting at a jackrabbit, about 130 yards away. The first shot got within 3 feet of him, and all he did was hop about 5 feet. On the second shot, I took a deep breath, aimed a bit higher, and slowly squeezed the trigger. I was amazed that I couldn't see the pellet hit the dirt. Until that is, a big black crow dropped about half way to the jackrabbit in a cloud of dust!


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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 10:27:55 AM »
That comes under the heading.... "You can't make this stuff up!"....  ;D  :o  ::)  8)

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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 11:37:51 AM »
Just how high were you aiming? 8) 8)
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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 01:08:42 PM »
There are four mil dots, then the top of the post. That point is 111 yards. Anything past the top of the post requires a bit of guesswork. The crow was flying across the field at about 20 feet in the air. He was just flying blind, apparently!
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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 01:42:10 PM »
JSB King at 900 fps would be about 15" above the line of sight at 70 yards.... He must have swooped down I guess....

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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 04:00:26 PM »
I don't know about swooped, but he was low to the ground. Just to the west, behind the hay barn (out of my view at the time), is a row of piss-elms. The crows roost there often, so I have to assume that was the case. In any case, flukes do happen!
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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 11:46:57 AM »
Actually I'd call it a great shot. :)
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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 01:34:12 PM »
I love it.  8) Sounds like maybe a Happy Mistake.
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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2019, 08:05:23 PM »
What about the Wabbit? ..........................Lol

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Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 05:28:40 PM »
I missed the "Wabbit"!
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