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First Dove Hunt of the Season.

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Sustained lead, as that is how I shoot with a rifle.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,186 Senior Member
    Like Alec said, as soon as you cover them with the barrel, shoot and keep your swing going, you will find you spot pretty quick, your probably going to dust them if they are close.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,494 Senior Member
    Thread brought back a lot of memories. Used to do a lot of dove hunting.
    Glad it was a good time.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Sustained lead, as that is how I shoot with a rifle.

    That makes it a wee bit more difficult especially if the birds are changing their 'angle of attack' ....ie starting to gain height as they get closer to the trees cos the difference in angle means the lead you have already calculated is going to be too short. ( I know I am stating the obvious )

    Did you try extending the amount of sustained lead when you took those shots?.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Ha! It was happening so fast and furious as they came in waves...........I was just trying to keep shells in my gun!! It was rather hectic there at the end. I didn't know which end was up. No time to change or try something new. Just trying to kelp the perimeter from getting overrun.

    ;-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Oh, and trying not to cuss in front of my kids as I missed.

    :-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,494 Senior Member
    :rotflmao: on the last statement:jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    :rotflmao: on the last statement:jester:

    I slipped once. Told my buddy down the tree line, "They're kicking my butt!"

    My daughter immediately said, "Daddy, you can't say that word."

    oops.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,494 Senior Member
    Good for you.
    I'm glad she is keeping watch over you.
    Kids don't miss anything when it comes to us messing up.
    Zee wrote: »
    I slipped once. Told my buddy down the tree line, "They're kicking my butt!"

    My daughter immediately said, "Daddy, you can't say that word."

    oops.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Oh, and trying not to cuss in front of my kids as I missed.

    :-)

    :spittingcoffee:

    Hunting birds under those circumstances ( fast flying jinking rockets) gives cause to invent more swear words............:roll2:
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
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