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    Goat shooting

    Me and a mate head out to chase some goats yesterday (sunday). 33 goats down. First time videoing and putting a video so might be a bit rough. If you have some spare time head over and have a watch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvyG...ature=youtu.be

    Cheers
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    Nice countryside and a great day for hunting. Even better, you didn't need to walk up there using Shank's Pony. Thanks for sharing.

    I'd like to challenge you to improve your shooting and do more of the clean drops like the two around 3'40". I used to just "aim at the big bit" years ago but nothing ruins a day faster than a gut-shot goat crying like a human baby in a shitty little cutting full of bush lawyer, matagouri and rosehip. If you make a conscientious effort to have respect for the game (even stinky goats) and only take neck shots you'll find your shooting will improve no end. You might have to pass up the odd shot and you might miss the first few, but believe me - once you get your eye in you'll be deadly, impress your mates and gain mega satisfaction from the clean kills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    Nice countryside and a great day for hunting. Even better, you didn't need to walk up there using Shank's Pony. Thanks for sharing.

    I'd like to challenge you to improve your shooting and do more of the clean drops like the two around 3'40". I used to just "aim at the big bit" years ago but nothing ruins a day faster than a gut-shot goat crying like a human baby in a shitty little cutting full of bush lawyer, matagouri and rosehip. If you make a conscientious effort to have respect for the game (even stinky goats) and only take neck shots you'll find your shooting will improve no end. You might have to pass up the odd shot and you might miss the first few, but believe me - once you get your eye in you'll be deadly, impress your mates and gain mega satisfaction from the clean kills.
    Cheers for the advice! There were some average shots but there was a bit of wind affecting the longer shots. I have just got my .300 win mag so will be focusing on neck shots for deer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukeduncan View Post
    Cheers for the advice! There were some average shots but there was a bit of wind affecting the longer shots. I have just got my .300 win mag so will be focusing on neck shots for deer
    Jesus don’t take it goat shooting...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    Jesus don’t take it goat shooting...!
    Someone on this forum has as his signature, "Overkill is underrated".
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    I'm not sure what to say about that.
    Watch some of doc Watson's goat "hunting" videos to see how its done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    Jesus don’t take it goat shooting...!
    haha just got it so was pretty much a play day
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    Take it goat shooting...!
    Fixed it.

    Only way you get better is with practice.

    I suggest practicing on steel gongs and rocks instead of gut shooting goats though.
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    Im a hunter and as such I have taken some marginal shots and wounded animals but I was never happy about it when I did balls it up.

    Goats are animals too and hurt and bleed just like deer and humans. The excited background chatter at very poorly hit animals did nothing for me and is only fuel for the anti gun brigade.
    Goats are not target practice,at the very least dont put poor shots on utube PLEASE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Im a hunter and as such I have taken some marginal shots and wounded animals but I was never happy about it when I did balls it up.

    Goats are animals too and hurt and bleed just like deer and humans. The excited background chatter at very poorly hit animals did nothing for me and is only fuel for the anti gun brigade.
    Goats are not target practice,at the very least dont put poor shots on utube PLEASE!
    When was the excited background chatter at poorly hit animals? Yes there was a couple of poorly hit animals but they were either dead on their feet or finished off with a follow up shot. Most of the goats we shot were clean one shot kills but the wind was gusty so was hard to judge. Not trying to make excuses for poor shots but they do happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukeduncan View Post
    When was the excited background chatter at poorly hit animals? Yes there was a couple of poorly hit animals but they were either dead on their feet or finished off with a follow up shot. Most of the goats we shot were clean one shot kills but the wind was gusty so was hard to judge. Not trying to make excuses for poor shots but they do happen
    Towards the end as one was clearly shot too far back.....not on computer now to link it.
    The point is that goats deserve a clean kill as much as any other animal and the anti hunters(there is a shit load more of them than us on this planet!) Do not need any more ammunition against us .

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Towards the end as one was clearly shot too far back.....not on computer now to link it.
    The point is that goats deserve a clean kill as much as any other animal and the anti hunters(there is a shit load more of them than us on this planet!) Do not need any more ammunition against us .

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    Yea I completely agree! And I will be setting up some long range gongs to get some practice in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukeduncan View Post
    Yea I completely agree! And I will be setting up some long range gongs to get some practice in
    Good stuff.
    Im not real good at long range myself....I understand the physics very well and the app does most of the maths but nothing but practise will help you with wind estimates.....I dont shoot enough to be any good over the last 4 or 5 years so really limit my shots to where wind is not really a factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Good stuff.
    Im not real good at long range myself....I understand the physics very well and the app does most of the maths but nothing but practise will help you with wind estimates.....I dont shoot enough to be any good over the last 4 or 5 years so really limit my shots to where wind is not really a factor.

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    Yea i have just upgraded from a 7mm08 to a 300 win mag so just beginning to get into the longer range stuff

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    Having had a colossal total clusterfuck on a deer at 540m which ultimately resulted in a lost wounded deer I tend to limit my shots on game to 300m and under by personal choice.
    Gongs on the other hand are fair game at any distance
    I need more practice. Shooting at distance i have learned is not as easy as some (TV programs especially) make it look.

    Good on ya for posting the vid, please dont take any criticism badly, its not meant that way

 

 

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