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05-03-2007, 10:47 PM
Stupid question but, idk. With # 5 shot lead could you penatrait a turkey at around 40 yards. Not in the head but at its body? I have a bet rolling on this.
05-03-2007, 10:48 PM
If so How far? Could it kill it?
05-03-2007, 11:20 PM
The chart below shows the kinetic energy of various shot sizes at various ranges.
At 40 yards, #5 shot is packing around 3.5 ftlbs. of energy.
I'd say that's enough to break through the feathers from the back or side, but it would be iffy on making a recoverable kill unless the spine were hit properly.
Head-on, with the shedding properties of the layers of feathers, I'd say the chances are marginal.
Even if the shot manage to pierce the outer layers, there's a lot of breast meat and bone protecting the vitals.
More than likely, you'd end up with a wounded bird that would be difficult to recover.
05-04-2007, 10:16 AM
I think you're gonna loose the bet.
Hevi-Shot at 1300 fps maybe.
Liberty or death Jr.
05-04-2007, 11:02 AM
Maybe the Nitro 4x5x7s in #4 shot. I guess they go through 3/4 inch of plywood at 40 yards. I don't know if it would make it to the vitals of a turkey. The T shot dead coyote I used would, went clean through him.
05-04-2007, 08:05 PM
Nope I won. Thank you for that chart. Interesting stuff. I cant wait to rub it in his face.
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