outdoorsurveys Posted February 24, 2010 Share Posted February 24, 2010 Years ago I started turkey hunting using a scope. During that time I never missed a gobbler if I had a decent head/neck shot. I did screw up plenty of times in terms of spooking a bird, but never screwed up a good shot. Then I started hunting with iron sights. Again, I went several years without missing and then somehow, someway, I missed a 20 yard shot. I couldn’t believe it. What a disappointment in myself. I searched the internet and found it isn't that uncommon with today’s tight chokes to miss a 20 yard shot with an open sight- just being off a hair with an iron sight will throw your pattern above, to the left or right etc. I decided to go back to where my comfort zone is...using a scope. I purchased the Benelli Super Nova with the Steady Grip. You can see the rest of my set up clicking the link below. http://www.outdoorsurveys.com/The_Perfect_Turkey_Gun.html Will it guarantee I’ll never miss a close shot again? Absolutely not, but my confidence level is now back at 100% again after having once wavered. If you don’t’ have 100% confidence with your shot, you’re already at a disadvantage and hunting just isn’t as fun. I just want the challenge to find a bird and getting him into range, I don’t then need to be wondering if I’ll be on or off my mark. If you enjoy open sights and have the confidence you need…then stick with what makes you happy and best of luck this Spring regardless of what you choose to use. Gary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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