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Old September 29, 2006, 01:49 AM   #1
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Would you take THIS shot??!!

Here's the scenario. Your buddy Wayne has nodded off in camp. You've just trudged five miles from a whitetail ground and come back empty handed. When you arrive in the clearing this shot presents itself.

Maybe the day's not going to be a complete washout. You could bag a canary!

You have your trusty 30.06 loaded with 160 Gn Nosler partitions. You're fifty yards out and your rifle is sighted in for one hundred. Should be a snap!

Would you take the shot??

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Old September 29, 2006, 06:45 AM   #2
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What does Wayne's wife look like?
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Old September 29, 2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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No. Beyond the target is a concrete picnic table and a road. Besides, I've heard that Wayne's wife is high-maintenance.
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Old September 29, 2006, 08:58 AM   #4
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Nahh....I'd steal his beer, instead.
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Old September 29, 2006, 11:51 AM   #5
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I agree with rlong, the concrete table could possibly cause a ricochet, and hurt someone.
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Old September 29, 2006, 11:53 AM   #6
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Does his hat have a desirable logo on it? If so, no. If not, can you make a clean kill on the bird?
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Old September 29, 2006, 11:56 AM   #7
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might be fun to discharge a round and wake him up .
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Old September 29, 2006, 01:28 PM   #8
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Zero. That was funny.
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Old September 29, 2006, 01:31 PM   #9
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Don't think there would be any meat left for a forkfull, otherwise...
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Old September 29, 2006, 02:37 PM   #10
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bad choice

Shot like that could get yur gun it all bent and broken or worse.
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Old September 29, 2006, 11:49 PM   #11
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Well given that the rifle is sighted in for 100 yards and this is a fifty yard shot you may have to actually aim a little low right. Put the crosshairs on the birds feet just so you make a nice clean kill.
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Old September 30, 2006, 12:47 AM   #12
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Not bad. Okay, take a full breath...now let it out slowly as the crosshairs drop to the top of the hit's left ear...BOOOM!
Oh, uh...you meant the bird didn't you?

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Old September 30, 2006, 02:07 AM   #13
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No way--just the shockwave of the bullet passing by Wayne's head would kill him.

Oh wait--we're talking about a 30-06, not a .45ACP... Nevermind.
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Old September 30, 2006, 02:41 AM   #14
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You guys disgust me!? YOU CANNOT KILL A LITTLE YELLOW BIRD LIKE THAT!!! THATS HOMICIDE! plus it will wake up the neighboring campers.


Beside that shot will be a good reminder for him to pay you back the money he owes you
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Old September 30, 2006, 09:53 AM   #15
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This is great!

You guys make me laugh!
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Old September 30, 2006, 01:25 PM   #16
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william tell shot eh?

At a minimum I would fire a warning shot to startle him awake - that'll teach him that the proper place for a nap in the woods is *on the ground*. With ants crawling on you.
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Old September 30, 2006, 05:09 PM   #17
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Only if the bird moves first!!
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Old October 2, 2006, 11:40 PM   #18
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I'd go this route.

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Old October 2, 2006, 11:50 PM   #19
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I'd see how much he has in his wallete. After a five mile hike, nothing is waking up that poor b@stard!
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Old October 4, 2006, 02:22 AM   #20
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Nope. Shooting song birds is illegal up here. It's very difficult to get the right sized picture of a canary for potoshopping, isn't it? Mosquitoes are that big up here.
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Old November 15, 2006, 03:37 AM   #21
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If the rifle's first zero is 100, wouldn't aiming at the bird's feet put the bullet straight through your friend's forehead?
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Old November 15, 2006, 07:06 AM   #22
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Wait till after the bird has deposited a calling card (pooped) on Waynes hat....
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Old November 15, 2006, 08:17 AM   #23
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"Go for it"!! Canary is great eating!! Obyor
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Old November 16, 2006, 09:26 AM   #24
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No way I'd take that shot with a 30.06! I don't care what the zero is set at, and thats how accidents happen! You shoot birds with a shotgun. I'd use a 12.ga 'cause Canary's are known for being tough. High brass #6's should do the trick.
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Old November 16, 2006, 10:31 AM   #25
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[QUOTENo way I'd take that shot with a 30.06! I don't care what the zero is set at, and thats how accidents happen! You shoot birds with a shotgun. I'd use a 12.ga 'cause Canary's are known for being tough. High brass #6's should do the trick.
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