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K.O.'ed a spike horn this morning

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by 336A, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. 336A

    336A Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Got up this morning a little late, made some coffee and hit the woods. I didn't get out in the woods until 7:00 but at least it was a little cooler here in GA this morning. As luck would have it at 7:30 I had a small spike horn on the ground. All it took was one Brenneke 12GA K.O. slug to coax him into my truck:D This is a huge relief for me as I've been hunting in new territory. It's been very rough for me due to very long work hours which prohibits me from being able to do any scouting during the pre-season. Then if that isn't enough, Saturday I found out that my deep freezer which is in my garage tripped the circut on the outlet it was plugged into. My wife and I estimated that we lost close to $200 in meat which of course included a lot of venison:(

    I know I've said this before but I really really love how shotgun slugs hammer deer. At the shot he did a back flip and hit the dirt. I am shooting a Mossberg 500A with a 20" barrel with bead sights, which don't make for very precise aiming. The slug hit exactly where I was aiming, right between the shoulders in the brisket, the range was roughly 50 yards. To date I've never had a deer hit with either my 30-30 or my Marlin .44 mag react in the same manner. They always run a a little bit, it's always my luck that they run directly for the thick nasty stuff too.
  2. Jason_W

    Jason_W Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Valley of Stucco and Sadness, CA
    Congrats on the deer! I'm a shotgun slug hunter as well, by choice and not by law.

    Unfortunately, I've not yet had an opportunity to draw a bead on a legal deer and I just don't see it happening this season.

    I was pleasantly surprised at how tightly my Benelli Nova groups slugs (particularly Brennekes and some select handloads out to 65 yards. I've not yet bothered to test it in earnest at 100 yards since in Maine, 100 yard shots are practically nonexistent unless hunting a powerline or clearcut from a tree stand.
  3. heeler

    heeler Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Congratulations on the deer.
    What caused the breaker to trip??
    Other devices on the circuit caused an overload??
    If thats not the case there is a good possibilty some working electrical part of the freezer went to ground.
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