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Old March 23, 2013, 01:23 AM   #37
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8" gong at 400 yards in a 12 mph wind...

That would be a low percentage chance shot for me.
But I did try it once on a deer.
There was a big doe broadside at 400 yards looking down wind in a 15 mph wind. I did not allow for wind and aimed for the front 1/3 of the body. I missed. She and the rest of the heard just kept looking at me, so I shot at the middle part of the body to allow for wind. She ran 50 yards at full speed and dropped. It went through the heart.

Since then I have started practicing at range and in different winds for a week or two before hunting season.
I am not very good, but I learn my limitations.
400 yards and NO wind, that gong would be a high percentage shot for me.
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