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Old 05-08-2012, 07:23 AM
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The Boy Strikes Again!

My 9 year old killed this bird on Saturday. We had 8 jakes in front of us and the best we could do was 45 yards on account of the full strutting decoy I had set up. They wanted nothing to do with that.

I recently purchased an Indian Creek, Black Diamond Strike choke (NWTF world champion still target record holder for the last 3, heck maybe 5 years) and it was worth every penny. (like $90 after shipping!) His Bantam 20 gauge patterned better than my 12 gauge at 40 yards! Well better until I decided to get a new choke for my own after I saw what his did. 48 BB's in a 8" plate at 40 yards.

Anyhow, I'd rather have them much closer but I knew his gun could do it, and 1 1/4" oz of #6's at 45 yards and this bird didn't know what hit him. Rack another one up, now out to get my daughter one.

I can't tell you how many birds we had at 40 yards last year and I would not let him shoot b/c the factory chokes just wouldn't pattern. Heck why should it....it's a 20 gauge! Unbelievable what the can do now a days, making 20's shoot just as good as 12's. I'd recommend this choke to anyone...save your money on buying 2 or 3 $30 chokes and buy an Indian creek...they'll stretch your barrel IF you ever need to use it, plus make your pattern more uniform at those closer distances.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:11 AM
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Nice bird!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:12 AM
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Great shot and a great picture! Congratulations!

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:25 AM
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Well I think the dad had a little bit to do with it too. Nice job Petey.. Ain't it a kick what those kids can do..and how they act?? Either..I'm so Cool or Holy Cow..WOW!! Nothin in between.. My granddaughter got her first deer with a bow..and holy Toledo..she was pumped..Hope ya get one for your daughter!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:39 AM
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My kids eat this stuff up. In fact I have to mitigate the fights on who gets to go hunting next! Unfortunately the law says I can only have one with me at a time hunting, or they'd both be there. I seem to get to hunt less for myself anymore, but in reality I wouldn't have it any other way. In fact, I feel more successfull if my kids come home with a big grin on their face than I ever did pulling the trigger or releasing an arrow.
Monday was my daughter's first opportunity out and even though we didn't see a bird, she was extactic to see 13 deer (and to not have to ride the school bus in the morning).
I wish I had that opportunity at age 6...the way these kiddos are going, they'll both have 8-10 deer and/or turkey under their belt before I was ever allowed to start hunting.
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