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    Mega Fail!

    Up at the sister-in-laws farm with the usual assortment of hardware and get pointed at a paddock up the back that has been nicely cleared, and resown and in nicely coming along other than the huge areas that have been ploughed up by pigs. After all the time effort and money that has been thrown at it this is a disaster. Do a late afternoon/early evening recce TimeRider and see the damage, but to offenders.

    The following morning I head out with Gadgette #2 before were due at the milking shed for some work. As we wander along, wind in our faces, we can see more upturned soil that looks fresh. About ten minutes in and I look up one on the wee dips and there are 6 or 7 pigs chowing down. We sneak up to within range, I put the bipod down, flick on the LED lights, get down behind the rifle and chamber a round. It looks like daylight in the scope even though it is pitch black without even the moon up. I line up on the chest, just behind the shoulder, control the breathing then squeeze off a round, magic! Hang on, ... where was that reassuring thud? I flick the head light back on to watch the pigs trot off a few meters over the spur the disappear into the forest.

    Crap, crap, crap! How the hell did I miss that? Perfect conditions and I cant blame the scope for being out as the following morning Gadgette #2 nailed a rabbit at about 140m with the rifle on our next detour on the way to the milking shed.

    Gadgette #2 with her second rabbit, nailed with the 243.


    Gadget, you muppet!
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    GM are you sure you didn't hit the shield on a big boy that just thought "fuck that was a big mossie"
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Nice hole in the rabbit. Bugga bout the pig. How'd you get on with those geese?
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    Might be time to hand the keys to the safe over to the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Nice hole in the rabbit. Bugga bout the pig. How'd you get on with those geese?
    Yeah, and apparently Gadgette #2 isn't happy with me posting her picture. Never mind, she can join up and complain about it.

    No luck on the geese; too many other things to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    GM are you sure you didn't hit the shield on a big boy that just thought "fuck that was a big mossie"
    I think I just fluffed the shot as nothing sounded like it connected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    Might be time to hand the keys to the safe over to the kids.
    When one of them gets a license she will be presented with a key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    I think I just fluffed the shot as nothing sounded like it connected.
    Watching that crash course program today and he was in a tank missed his target by 600m. Were you that bad?
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    Out there with your daughter - anything but a fail
    Can't be too many fathers out there with daughters that will go out shooting with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Out there with your daughter - anything but a fail
    Can't be too many fathers out there with daughters that will go out shooting with them
    The three of them are all keen as. Mostly they like eating the stuff too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Watching that crash course program today and he was in a tank missed his target by 600m. Were you that bad?
    I'd say it was a miss by a whisker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Out there with your daughter - anything but a fail
    Can't be too many fathers out there with daughters that will go out shooting with them
    Mine tucked in behind the 20ga on Sunday for her first shot with it. She's been out since she was 4

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    thats something mowhawk660 would do LOL. pulled that shot to many times my self. cross hairs on the mark pull the trigger and the bugger runs away. better luck next time

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    Bugger gm they will be back, redeem yourself next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Bugger gm they will be back, redeem yourself next time.

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