Photos » Recent Photos » Photo-a-day #100: April 10, 2011 - Target Practice

Taken on: 2011-04-10 14:35:10

I'll be turkey hunting next weekend with my dad, and this year I'll be using a new gun (Mossberg 535 ATS 12 Gauge) that I won at a NWTF banquet a few weeks ago.

The shot at the target in this picture is standing from about 30 yards away, using a 3" shell with #4 shot. It's also a bit high... Interesting to note though, that the wad is stuck in the head on the target, which is something I've never seen before. The next shot was with a 3.5" #6 shot that blew the board into 2 pieces, killed my shoulder and even knocked my glasses off. I think I'll stick to the 3" shells. :)

We'll see if I can get that lucky next weekend.