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Slow Motion Shotgun Pigeon Shot Impacts [VIDEO]

This hunter captured some amazing slow motion footage of shotgun patterns hitting pigeons. 

Novice and experienced shotgunners can learn a thing or two on proper leads to hit flying birds.


Attempting to hit a flying target with a shotgun is not as easy as it looks. The shooter must assess the following:

  • The bird’s speed
  • It’s trajectory, either rising or falling
  • The proper lead to put the pattern of shot on the moving bird

A hunter must shoot ahead of the target, so the bird will fly through the bird shot. Hopefully, this video has answered your questions about bird shot patterns!

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Slow Motion Shotgun Pigeon Shot Impacts [VIDEO]