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Thanks for posting the pics. With the exception of the vegetation in the background, the sunflower field looks very much like what you see in SD.

 

Questions…

1) What range (# of yards) is a typical shot?

2) What loads and choke are you using?

 

I’m actually asking if dove shooting in South Africa is similar to that sport in the States.

 

--Spike

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1) What range (# of yards) is a typical shot?

2) What loads and choke are you using?

 

I'd guess most shots were within 45 yards, accounting for both elevation, and horizontal distance.

 

I was using international trap loads, which are 24 grams (about 7/8 ounce) at 1350 fps. Number 7-1/2 shot.

 

First shot modified, second shot light full.

 

Later in the day, just to see if I could, I tried a few "hail mary" shots at what I estimate to be about 60 yards. I found that if I gave them about 10 feet of lead, even with the modified choke, they would go down, dead as a doornail.

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