RE: 50yd pattern
If he's not inside 40 yds I won't shoot. I don't really care all that much about shooting one anymore, calling them in, just being in the woods, all of that is what excites me.
Just be sure of your pattern if you plan on poking at one more than 40 yds. I've seen too many birds wounded with the 835 era 3.5 inch guns and hunters who failed to learn the capabilities of their guns and patterns.
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