Pigeon shooting expert
This is one of many fanciful ideas about pigeon shooting thats given rise to the idea of big pellets being needed to kill them cleanly.
The theory here is that the larger shot can punch through a heavy crop and reach a birds vital organs more easily.
Ive shot enough woodies in my time to not worry about tales of this kind and find that – no matter how much food is being carried – enough of my favourite 7.1/2s get through to kill pigeons clean as a whistle.
I certainly dont feel the need to change my cartridge for something bigger or heavier.