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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by FL-NC, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Duster340

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    Thanks. It's a old (1942) No4 mk1 got it in the 80s for $75. Found out the last 6-7" of barrel was shot. Bullets tumbling at 25 yards lol! Sat in the closet until several years ago when I cut the barrel back to good rifling, 17.25". Grabbed an old "sporter"stock my brother had laying around. Been my go to deer gun since.
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  2. wankerjake

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    That is one chunky deer. He is huge compared to our local whitetails.
     
  4. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Sure hope wankerjake will post details of his hunt with more pictures.

    He looks to be a little busy at the time of his post.:)

    Congrats!
     
  5. Highland Lofts

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    I got a doe just before end of legal shooting time came. Last years doe. My H&R 243 handi rifle done it's job just under 200 pases in a field.
    I let it lay about twenty minutes before I went down to dress it off.
    We hung it up in the air with the excavator in the back ground in the picture.

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  6. 27hand

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    My buddy got the first buck in his new camp.

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    Ive hunted there for 40 years and he just bought a camp.

    My buddies said a 17 foot high deer hanging pole is too high.
    I think its just right.

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  7. Patocazador

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    No coyotes are going to get it there. ;)
     
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  8. wankerjake

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    We were very busy. More tags to fill. Couple more teasers:

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  9. stillquietvoice

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    Sorry no porn this time, highland lofts sent me a pic but I couldn't get it to my camera from text messages.

    I shot a small doe, this year's deer, earlier today. It was a first for me with both the 223 cal and my11 savage.
     
  10. wankerjake

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    One tag left to fill
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  11. Highland Lofts

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    Here is a picture of Berts deer. That was a nice hunt, i had a good time.
    I will get it quartered iup and get back to you probably Wed.
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  12. Highland Lofts

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    I bought a stainless Ruger model 77 in 223 last summer. I might bring that back next year for deer hunting. Or I might just buy a 223 barrel for my H&R Handi Rifle.
    Your rifle did a nice job of that doe.
     
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  13. stillquietvoice

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    Thanks, I was impressed as well. Those 60 gr partitions are a good tough bullet. My only concern was the lack of blood. Figuring where she went was tough. I'm glad we didn't give up for lack of signs.
     
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  14. Highland Lofts

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    Your shot placement was good and your observation on the hit was great. With the lack of any hair and no blood most people would of given up and figured they has missed that deer.
    Observation is a key element when shooting deer. I am surprised at how far she ran with her heart shot in two.
    I have see hit deer go in to the cut tree tops many times, that's where I thought she went. And then to have her drop dead in that depression in the ground made her a little unoticable as well.
    It was a fun hunt for sure, I think we might hit it again on Wed. afternoon.
    I am going to go have lunch with my daughter in Binghamton then maybe go out hunting up there afterwards.
     
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  15. redneck

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    Day 2 of gun season in Ohio.
    I went out yesterday for opening day and sat for about 2 hrs in the morning, and 2.5hrs in the afternoon. It was 34 degrees and a mix of sideways rain and fine mist and I was sitting in a 16ft ladder stand facing into the wind and was kind of miserable. I saw 2 deer just after daylight. First was a decent bodied buck that came tearing out of the woods and crossed the beanfield I was hunting about 200 yards south of me. He never slowed down, and went right on out of sight.
    20 minutes later a fat little doe, probably a yearling, came out south of me and somewhat behind me on the neighbors property. She was downwind of me and had her head up and was stomping one foot. She did her dance for about 5 minutes and then wandered off slowly.

    So today, it is in the mid 30's and dreary and damp but no rain. I put on as many layers as I could wear and still climb the ladder on my stand. We're legal to hunt from half an hr before sunrise to half an hr after, and I drug my feet today and got in the stand at 7:28 today, with sunrise being at 7:31. I had barely sat down and a group of deer came into view in the far northeast corner of the field. I am about halfway down the west edge. I watched them mill around, 6 of them altogether, and eventually they end up bunched up 200 yds away from me. They were in a shooting lane, but I didn't really want to shoot more then 150 yds and the light was still really bad despite being legal. So I sat and watched and they all started to troop down the middle of the field heading south. Their track put them about 150 yards from me, but they were moving steadily, and even more difficult to see once they got out of the grass and into the chiseled ground. I started to bring the gun up a couple times but eventually decided to let them walk.

    So I'm sitting there watching, hoping they will change course, and wouldn't you know it the last deer in the group, which was also the biggest, broke off at the edge of the field and headed west instead of following the group. I found it in my scope and it ended up being a buck. I tracked him with the scope, trying to find a shot, but he was right on the edge of my range and walking steadily. When he got to the fence row I thought I was going to lose him but he turned and came south straight towards me. He continued walking slowly with his head up and I kept him in the scope hoping he would turn broadside at some point. Eventually when he was 40 yards away I decided he wasn't going to turn and that if I waited any longer he would go right under me and I'd lose him. So I held just above his chest and shot him in the neck. He dropped and didn't even twitch, literally a bang flop. 7:35 am.

    Gun was a Ruger American in 450 bushmaster, topped with a redfield revolution 3-9x40 scope. I used the newish hornady american whitetail ammo with 245 grain interlock sp bullets. This was my 2nd attempt with hornady after having an ftx bullet come apart last year (none of the local stores stock anything but hornady). While it did put this guy down with authority, I could not find an exit wound and did not recover the bullet while field dressing so I am thinking it broke up on impact.

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  16. Highland Lofts

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    It sure did bleed out nice.
    Congrats on the deer.
     
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  17. redneck

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    Thanks! I got it boned out and into the freezer this afternoon and as suspected I wasn't able to find any of the bullet besides small pieces of the jacket. I hit the spine dead on and about 4 inches of it was turned into gravel, and pretty much all of the neck meat was ruined. In the grand scheme of things the losses were minimal and I'm really happy with how fast it put him down, but I believe that in the future I will only use hornady ammo on varmints. It seems like a "thumper" cartridge like this really ought to be able to handle striking bone at 40+ yards, so I will be trying some other brands next year having had 2 out of 3 attempts with hornady end with shattered bullets.
     
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  18. Highland Lofts

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    I got a small deer today, it was by it's self and I thought it was a yearling. It is rigjt around 20 degrees here so I got it quartered up.
    I shot a doe on Saturday and Bert shot a small doe on Sunday . We got pictures of all three on our newly hung meat pole then I was going to start processing my doe. It was pretty well frozen. So I got that broken down then I broke Berts deer down and broke the deer I shot today down.


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  19. stillquietvoice

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    Congratulations on your buck.

    Keep trying you'll find the right bullet
     
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  20. wankerjake

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    We got bloody today. Again. 4 bull elk tags filled in 5 days. Feeling good:

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  21. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Come on, you are killing me (us).

    Well, maybe you can fill us in more with stories and pix when you get home.
    Again, congrats!
     
  22. Shanghai McCoy

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    ^^^
    Yep, what he said... :thumbup:
     
  23. wankerjake

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    Just got home. Lot of work to do yet. Day or two maybe, and I’ll get a story up :)
     
  24. Shanghai McCoy

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    Looking forward to it. :thumbup:
     
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  25. kscharlie

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    Today, Wednesday 12/04, was opening day of the Kansas firearms deer season. Got up early and went out this morning, but saw only a group of 4 does. Went back out this evening to a different spot about a half mile from where I was at this morning. I was sitting on a high spot in a brome field with my back against a corner post. Right out in the wide open. About 5 o'clock, those same 4 does came out into the field. I watched them feed for about 10 minutes and was just about ready to call it a day when another deer jumped the fence and walked into the field. At first I thought it was another doe. Picked up my binoculars to take a look and it was a buck. By the shape and size, I knew it was a fairly young one, and at first I thought it had a small rack. At one point, he turned away from me and I saw that the rack was pretty wide and much nicer than I had first thought.

    He started walking toward the does and I kept watching him through my binoculars. The more I watched, the nicer he got. I still thought I would pass on him, then got to thinking that I really did not get much chance for deer hunting last year (and no deer), and I had not gotten one yet this year. He was a long way out there and not getting any closer, and I finally decided I would take a crack at him. I was sitting on the ground so was shooting from a sitting position with my support hand elbow on the knee. I squeezed the trigger, the gun went BOOM, and I heard the bullet hit the deer. He sort of hunched up, tucked his tail between his legs and took a few weak steps away from me and stopped. Probably hit him a little far back. I knew he was hit hard, but not wanting to risk the chance of him running off, I worked the bolt to get another round in the chamber. Took aim again, squeezed the trigger, the rifle went BOOM and I heard the second bullet whack the deer. He turned around in a couple of circles and fell over. Found out a few minutes later that the second round was a heart shot and there was no heart left when I field dressed the deer. Also, there was no liver left either. First shot was a bit back, but a good hit in the liver. Thankfully, the bullet did not hit the paunch, but there sure was a lot of "hamburger" inside that deer.

    After I walked out to check him out, the deer was even nicer than I thought. Yes, he was a fairly young deer, but he had a nice wide rack with pretty tall tines. Ended up as an 11 pointer, main beam 5 x 4 and both brow tines were split, giving him two more points. I left my rifle leaning on him and my fanny pack on top of him to (hopefully) keep the coyotes away from him until I could get back with my tractor to load him up for the ride home. (I was only a quarter mile from the house where I shot him.)

    Walking back to the corner post where I shot from, I counted my steps, none of them short. 315 steps, so pretty darn close to 300 yards.

    Got back home, opened the garage to get the tractor and the battery was mostly dead. Not enough juice in it to turn the diesel fast enough to start. Took my truck instead and got my deer. Put a quick charge on the battery when I got back, and got the tractor started, so was able to get him hoisted up to clean him out with the hose.

    So my deer season is now over (unless I decide to get a doe tag for two later). He's not the monster buck I always hope for, but I am quite happy with him. He has just about the prettiest rack of all my deer. DSC08309.JPG DSC08317.JPG
     
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