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#13338668 - 12/06/18 What’s your hardest shot to not make?  
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I’am hoping this thread turns into a question, suggestion, and answers from those hunters/shooters who have learned how to make a shot someone else may find difficult or impossible to make...FEEL FREE TO CHANGE THE SHOT from what I’m having difficulty with...Hopefully, someone will offer a suggestion on how to make the shots, or a way to practice to improve our shooting abilities.


The toughest shot for me is a “running” deer or elk moving left or right at 200 yards or more. I won’t even attempt this shot off my pack. I can’t follow or pass thru the animal well enough to do it... Ambushing has been effective at under 150 yards...Anything further, I won’t do it out of fear I will misjudge when I need to touch off.

This question fits under LR because some of you can make shots on animals running at LR distances. Which I consider an accomplished skill, I would like to improve upon...😎


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#13338913 - 12/06/18 Re: What’s your hardest shot to not make? [Re: Beaver10]  
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Originally Posted by fredIII
Never up never in 😉


Translation: Wake you up, or you’ll over sleep. 🙂


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Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by fredIII
Never up never in 😉


Translation: Wake you up, or you’ll over sleep. 🙂


LOL. Never hurry when the corks in.

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#13339036 - 12/06/18 Re: What’s your hardest shot to not make? [Re: Beaver10]  
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In seriousness wind is my enemy over position, target movement ect

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Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by fredIII
Never up never in 😉


Translation: Wake you up, or you’ll over sleep. 🙂

The hunt don’t start until I get done puking.

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Originally Posted by fredIII
Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by fredIII
Never up never in 😉


Translation: Wake you up, or you’ll over sleep. 🙂

The hunt don’t start until I get done puking.


LMFAO!!!!!

#13339048 - 12/06/18 Re: What’s your hardest shot to not make? [Re: Beaver10]  
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Originally Posted by Beaver10
I’am hoping this thread turns into a question, suggestion, and answers from those hunters/shooters who have learned how to make a shot someone else may find difficult or impossible to make...FEEL FREE TO CHANGE THE SHOT from what I’m having difficulty with...Hopefully, someone will offer a suggestion on how to make the shots, or a way to practice to improve our shooting abilities.


The toughest shot for me is a “running” deer or elk moving left or right at 200 yards or more. I won’t even attempt this shot off my pack. I can’t follow or pass thru the animal well enough to do it... Ambushing has been effective at under 150 yards...Anything further, I won’t do it out of fear I will misjudge when I need to touch off.

This question fits under LR because some of you can make shots on animals running at LR distances. Which I consider an accomplished skill, I would like to improve upon...😎


Go out east and shoot jack rabbits for awhile, especially in winter. It will definitely improve your shooting at moving game. However, keep in mind it is difficult at times to tell how fast an elk is moving when they are out there any distance. They cover more ground than you imagine from just watching them, even just walking along. I'm pretty picky about running shots on deer and elk because of this, but I've managed a few when I felt I was " in the zone"... wink

The shot I have issues with at times is the quick off hand shot where other elk are around and you have to wait for them to clear to take your shot. Sometimes they are only clear for a second so you have to be on target for a while until the spot opens up. Bipods help if there is any distance and they aren't spooked especially if they swivel. If they are close, a hasty sling hold is about the only option.

Bob


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#13339116 - 12/06/18 Re: What’s your hardest shot to not make? [Re: fredIII]  
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Originally Posted by fredIII
Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by fredIII
Never up never in 😉


Translation: Wake you up, or you’ll over sleep. 🙂

The hunt don’t start until I get done puking.


This was a top secret ritual before slaying fur....Or, it was 😀😎


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#13339125 - 12/06/18 Re: What’s your hardest shot to not make? [Re: Sheister]  
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Originally Posted by Sheister
Originally Posted by Beaver10
I’am hoping this thread turns into a question, suggestion, and answers from those hunters/shooters who have learned how to make a shot someone else may find difficult or impossible to make...FEEL FREE TO CHANGE THE SHOT from what I’m having difficulty with...Hopefully, someone will offer a suggestion on how to make the shots, or a way to practice to improve our shooting abilities.


The toughest shot for me is a “running” deer or elk moving left or right at 200 yards or more. I won’t even attempt this shot off my pack. I can’t follow or pass thru the animal well enough to do it... Ambushing has been effective at under 150 yards...Anything further, I won’t do it out of fear I will misjudge when I need to touch off.

This question fits under LR because some of you can make shots on animals running at LR distances. Which I consider an accomplished skill, I would like to improve upon...😎


Go out east and shoot jack rabbits for awhile, especially in winter. It will definitely improve your shooting at moving game. However, keep in mind it is difficult at times to tell how fast an elk is moving when they are out there any distance. They cover more ground than you imagine from just watching them, even just walking along. I'm pretty picky about running shots on deer and elk because of this, but I've managed a few when I felt I was " in the zone"... wink

The shot I have issues with at times is the quick off hand shot where other elk are around and you have to wait for them to clear to take your shot. Sometimes they are only clear for a second so you have to be on target for a while until the spot opens up. Bipods help if there is any distance and they aren't spooked especially if they swivel. If they are close, a hasty sling hold is about the only option.

Bob


Done a fair bit of Rabbit shooting in the snow on the East side outta Christmas valley. We always start out with our 22’s, make a big circle which leads back to the truck and our 20 gauges. You are right about making snap shots on bunnies with a rimfire. It’s excellent practice. 😎


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#13339145 - 12/06/18 Re: What’s your hardest shot to not make? [Re: Beaver10]  
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Used to go to Christmas Valley but it's getting harder to find places to hunt down there. Last time we went it was around Burns and there were tons of bunnies to shoot at- and a few coyotes thrown in for fun. .22's are great practice for game shooting- rabbits, sage rats, crows, whatever is legal and close enough, and needs eliminating.

Bob


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😎 too much hooch last night...


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#13341616 - 12/07/18 Re: What’s your hardest shot to not make? [Re: Beaver10]  
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Thought about 2 things...

My basketball coach in elementary school told us that he had stayed at the gym all night one time trying to miss a free throw. Even though obviously he was (and still is) full of it. However, the implication of no matter the shot one needs to practice.

The other thought was about my high school shop teacher. His left arm had been damaged by polio when he was small and it just hung by his side. However, with effort, he could use the power of his body to get the arm up enough to rest firearm on his arm to shoot. He even hunted quail and ducks and was a very good wing shot. Another student asked him one day what his favorite shot at ducks was. His reply was "swimming slowly from right to left".

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Jackrabbits are great practice!


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