The challenge isn’t the shotHow do you want to challenge yourself as a hunter? Will you want a 20 yard shot, 40 yard shot, or even a 60 yard shot. The gun needs to match your level of challenge. A .177 pellet gun works at 18 yards.
Sounds like he either couldn't shoot or he needed to pattern the gun. Before I hunt with any gun (rifle or shotgun)I know where its hitting.. After a few seasons of misses???? Man, talk about a slow learner!!!!I know an older gentleman who was new at turkey hunting. He was a pretty fair caller with a box call. His biggest problem was that he carried an old Mossberg pump with a 18 1/2 " barrel. He liked it because it was light but he could never hit a bird with it.
After a few seasons of misses, he finally got a longer barrel and started connecting.