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    New rifle blooded

    Finally blooded my recent purchase the only downside , it wasn't me that blooded it still , I didn't loose tooo much sleep over it anyway id been wanting to take a good friend of mine & his boy for a hunt my mate is limited on how much walking he can do these days so I teed up a private block that by rumour is seething with deer , so we headed out yesterday arvo into a cold southerly with light drizzle on & off cruzing along the main track stopping on the vantage points and scanning for game we had covered a good few k,s and seen ZERO not what I was expecting on we went reaching the outer reaches of the property and nathen excitedly points out 2 deer running across an open face so we parked up and watched them disappear , gave it 30 minutes and quietly walked around looking into the next gully unfortunately the wind was at our backs & there wasn't a lot we could do about it so 4 fallow deer were onto us straight away even though they were around 800 meters away they took off and didn't stop once for a second look..this was not how I envisaged things ! whilst it was private land the farmer is a keen hunter him self so I should have known better than thinking it would be a stroll in the park as the evening wore on a couple more deer were seen at distance but like the rest of them very flighty and offered no opportunity for a stalk so heading for home I pulled over and had a look behind us up a little side gully and bingo I could see 2 heads moving along a small rise , quick plan hatched nathen grabbed the 223 and me the 22-250 we quietly stalked upto the rise spotting another deer jumping the fence but unalarmed we got to the top & they had gone quietly we stalked expecting to see them , sure enough they leapt out of a small depression nathen raised the 223 but at 80 meters and no rest it he wasn't confident so didn't shoot , we watched them cross a scrub gully then they poped out the other side 1 stopped just in view quickly I put my pac down & gave him the 22-250 at around 250M I was a little hesitant but seen as how I gave him shooting practice a couple of days prior with both rifles I told him to aim dead centre in the chest aim slightly high and gently squeeze the trigger , crack went the 250 and the deer bolted , the boy (13) fearing the worst he,s missed and me fearing it was wounded as id heard the bullet hit watched as they took off...but only for 20 meters that big hind got wobbley and tipped over !! the boy couldn't believe he had shot his first deer
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    on inspection the shot couldn't have been any better the bullet had hit dead centre saving all the meat on gutting it,s heart, lungs were moosh go the varmint 55gn! , looking forward to using the 250 on more game .
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    youve done it now Batman.....the lad will be keen as to get out again,upside is you will have someone to carry your lunch and help with animal afterwards,you might not get to do much shooting for awaile,best go out and buy decent camera. enjoy the venison.
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    Good point a pac horse in training I like the thought of someone carrying my lunch for me I could even slip a can of speights in there ! the phone usually takes good pic,s but it was actually much darker than it looks I have some more shots that are twice as dark as that one , he,s already wanting a rifle of his own
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    And I bet ya - it was Nathen who taught you how to use the Trail Cams too
    That non menu one working OK ??

    By the way that stock got whopping bloody great hole in it - take it back if I was you

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    nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    And I bet ya - it was Nathen who taught you how to use the Trail Cams too
    That non menu one working OK ??

    By the way that stock got whopping bloody great hole in it - take it back if I was you
    That rifle is a sniper special pete , Ohh that pistol grip , that along with raft of other fine features wont be going anywhere in a hurry !
    I haven't been to all my spots so iv only got 2 cams setup il put more out tomorrow/sunday , looking forward to checking one of them its in a really neat spot one of those areas you see them playing silly buggers .
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    is that the rifle that was for sale on here that had me drooling all over my keyboard???? with fancy plywood stock.

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    Good stuff @Boaraxa
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    Ah, the 22-250,or as a friend who now has two says 22-do everything!
    By the way, what is your projectile of choice?
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    Good on ya , those 250's are pretty good within there range capability.
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    [QUOTE=Marty Henry;689057]Ah, the 22-250,or as a friend who now has two says 22-do everything!
    By the way, what is your projectile of choice?[/QUOT

    Good question , iv been using Winchester 55gn soft points or fed 55gn but reading the packets doesn't really install that much confidence when they talk of slaying woodchucks with it !! but that's what he shot the deer with the Winchesters , we actually shot 2 I got the other after the young fella but it was a mercy killing , escapee one hoof completely ripped off & the other totally munted so I neck shot it , just dragged it into a small gully for the pigs , I didn't mention it in the yarn as it was getting to long & wasn't a game animal looked to be pure wap or close to it.
    my new load of choice hands down is 55gn sierra spbt this rifle loves them with a 39gn charge of w760 just confirmed the load today I haven't chronyed them but likely regardless of the speed il stick to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    is that the rifle that was for sale on here that had me drooling all over my keyboard???? with fancy plywood stock.
    Nope not mine buddy !
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    @Boaraxa

    Also a great camera shot!

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    Great stuff man!

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    Interesting, mate uses winchester 64 grain for big stuff (reds to 300) and the sierra 55 gr hpbt for everything else inc reds on occasion

 

 

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