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Thread: Another rifle walk.

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    Another rifle walk.

    I had a bit of a not so good day and I decide I must take my rifle for a walk, so I got it and off I went to my "local" spot, left home a little late than I would like, so I kind push my "fitness" to get up as quick I could.
    At I arrived the only thing I could see was some wild sheep, so I keep walking to the area where I saw signs few days early when the weather was "VERY" bad, and surprising I spot 2 hinds feeding calm and peacefully, the wind in my favour and after another few steps(crawling) I could not find a "decent" spot for a very stable shot so after few minutes thinking and rethinking I decide to have a off hand shot, "BOOM" and I misty it, reload aim and "boom" I missed it again, the two hinds walk 5 meters and stop looking at me and only them knew what was going on in their mind, so I load again, walk another 5 meters and rest the rifle in the wobbly fence wire, boom, one was down.
    I walk to it and it was just waiting for me, to my surprise as I start to gut it all the belly crap blow out it all over the rear quarter, danm it, there goes my meat. Plans Changed and only back steaks and front legs come home, what a waste.
    Checking why all the bad shooting I did find out/realise my windage turret has rub into my backpack few days back and when I readjust it I turn it in the wrong way, so, 5MOA turned to the right and all my off hand shots aiming to the chest was going behind the deer ass.

    Stupid me, lesson learned, check/sight your rifle every time something goes wrong with it.

    All the best!

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    Cheers mate, lesson learnt, I will remember that.......Two of us at minimum.........well done on the animal at least got you her!.....result
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    You left the hind quarters behind because you spilt gut contents on them?
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    I would've taken the hind quarters mate. Just trim off anything bad when set. Probably still be fine now if you go back and get them.
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    Sorry guys, I understand what you guys saying and how it feel with such a waste but yes I left and I think it was a good decision.
    I feel as bad as you guys and I "miss" that rear end, but I prefer to be safe than sorry.
    By the way, wasn't just the guts contents but the "shits" and everything you can imagine, remember I did (unfortunately) shot thru the back leg to the guts.
    Cheers for the comments.

    Mac

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    good hunt mate, bugger about the meat tho. iv done the same thing with my grandads rifle he lent me i shot it through the guts to the hind quarters. still ate it tho was good as gold even after 2 weeks hanging.
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    Mate I've done the same thing on my first ever Tahr hunt. I was really new to long range shooting and brought my first dial up scope with very tall exposed turrets, hunted all day and finally found a mob of Tahr...looked down at the dials and my windage dial wasn't on zero.

    I had no idea which way it had turned, so I made an educated guess and turned it back to zero. I dialed in my come ups and windage and boom...boom...boom...fuck!!!! Yip, my educated guess was the wrong way and I was 15MOA out in windage at 350y!!! Took the shots to realise and cost me my first possible Tahr.

    Good lesson to learn, never repeated it and never want to again.

    Kj
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    On my CDS scope I tape them so they can't move when carrying it around, easy enough to take it off to dial up.
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

 

 

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