First Time Shooting Topper Deluxe Classic - Graybeard Outdoors
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Default First Time Shooting Topper Deluxe Classic

I just shot a very large feral tom cat on the run at 20 yards. He had been whipping my young barn catsí butts for fun and hurt one pretty badly. I used a 3 1/2Ē Winchester Long Beard XR shell with 2 oz of #5 shot at 1,200 FPS. I had an extra full choke tube that Iíd just purchased and not yet used in the gun. It produced a very tight pattern at that distance; the cat didnít take another step and he was really mangled. More so than Iíd have expected from #5 shot. First time Iíd shot a 3 1/2Ē shell in any gun and it was a quick snap shot. I didnít get the stock completely up to my shoulder and received a nice bruise on my upper arm. Powerful stuff but expensive.
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Iím directly under the cloud...the big puffy one.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 07:31 PM
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Dang, 2 ounces. That's a lot of #5...reminds me of the time my friend shot a squirrel with a .30-30.
Not pretty.

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