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Thread: The 223 Maximus claims its first

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    The 223 Maximus claims its first

    Alarm went off a 4:30 this morning, I turned it off and went back to sleep. 5:30 I finally dragged myself out of bed. It looked pretty wet in the mountains and a mate pulled out due to the forecast. So, it was off to the backup spot not far from home.

    Got to the road end and the was another car there! The main valley didn't have enough scope for two. quick look at the map and noticed another couple of clearings to the west of the road end. After a bash through the wet bush and scrub from the light rain over night, I got to the clearings.

    Walked along the edge for about 20 meters, heard a flax branch break and something pushing through the flax. Another slow 4-5 steps and found some fresh sign, still warm, another 10-12, even slower this time. Turned to my left and about 15 yards away, head down, facing toward me in the sun, there he was.

    Now this isn't the animal I was looking for at this time of year, but the freezer is get down and all this development needs to pay for itself at some point.

    I raised the rifle and touched off low in the chest, he still had his head down and was unaware of my presents.

    He ran all of zero steps and dropped in a heap!

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    The bullet enter the heart just to the left of the knife tip, and left the heart a few inches back. It continued through to the gut and is still there. I didn't go looking for it in there. At some point on another animal I will recover one of these Partition bullets.

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    Overall, this wasn't the test I was hoping for with the 223 Maximus, but I had told the wife I would be home for lunch.

    Those who haven't heard of the Maximus, check it out here:
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...tml#post189994

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    Finally! Good effort mate! :-)

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    Nice going! You'll be rapt with the results from a round you designed.

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    Sweet, at least you know it works at rock throwning ranges
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    well done! seems 530 is the optimal getouttabedtime.
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    He may have gone 10 points by the roar.

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    Actually not bad looking bloodlines nice shape probably a 300 inch royal

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    Good stuff. Wife would have been happy you kept to the lunch time return and even brought meat. Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    Actually not bad looking bloodlines nice shape probably a 300 inch royal
    Get a tape and measure out 300 inches.
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    Even as! Nice job on the first kill with ya new cartridge
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    good old hole in the petrol pump eh,stops em every time -man animal or bloody car.
    well done.looks a cracker eater.
    incidentally my first bird ever taken on ellesmere was a feral goose(opening morning of the duck season)and guess what-autopsy revealed same single steel pellet through his ticker dropped him cold!
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    Very interesting. Nice stag too, they seem to be in good nik at the moment.

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    Great result ULS, nice freezer filler, good skills to get that close!
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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