Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bird Hunters - Do the Math- The Answer

The Teal is flying 60 mph which is 88 fps. the range is 33 1/3 yds. or 100 ft. Average shot speed is 1000 fps. It will take 1/10 of a second for the shot to leave the barrel and arrive at the duck. In 1/10 of a second the duck will travel 8.8ft. That's right!! You need a 9 ft. lead to hit the duck. That's why you hear stories of hunters shooting at a line of passing ducks and the 3rd in line falls instead of the first.

posted by Karen Thomason on Jul 31 4:31 PM

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