I am trying to work out something. With every shotgun patterning slightly differently.... With all the different loads... Has anyone stepped off a good kill and then gone back and patterned that load on paper? I am thinking how many shot pellets does it really take to kill an animal. And then we have the lucky animals which get away when they were well in range. And then we have the lucky shots where the animal drops at a range we should not have take a shot. And this doesn't take into count the shots where one pellet hit the animal in the head. If possible, I would love to have everyone step off the normal distance you take shots, then shoot a paper plate with your standard load at that distance. Include distance, load, choke, count the holes in the plate, and photo of paper plate. I need to do the same with my guns. Assuming I can find some place to do this, what distances should I test?