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    At it again...

    You can't keep boys' and their dogs' on the porch for too long...so on Tuesday we were out again.

    We shot these 2 at 375 and 400 yards. The hind was laying facing us (we thought she was a bit younger). We used the synchronised swimming technique and both fired at once. We were at different angles. Mine was the neck, Brian front of the shoulder (and you can see the exit). At the shot 3 others bolted and I shot a yearling lower in the chest.

    We let Brian's young dog Zeb do the find up through the scrub and into the open and he did a good job

    The carry home was hell and we mucked up at a creek junction so didn't get back to the hut until 1am. We slept in the next morning!

    The day after (yesterday) I was up at 4am to drive up country to help a friend with docking for the day. Home last night at 9pm after that, so I'm a sore and tired old fart at the moment. Brian reports that he's feeling like a spring chicken and says he is ready to have another go. Bugger....


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    Edit: Brian is so fit he defies gravity!
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    Hope it wasn't too big a carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Hope it wasn't too big a carry.
    @Shearer We boned them both out but it was a bitch of a steep 3 hour carry. We got onto the main ridge where we had a quad parked past midnight, and to the hut 1am.

    I was buggered, and Brian was semi-buggered.
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    Good work. You earned them.
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    Winston is going to reward you with more Gold Card treats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
    Winston is going to reward you with more Gold Card treats
    That's good. I'm hoping for a 4x4 mobility cart.
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    nice one bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    That's good. I'm hoping for a 4x4 mobility cart.
    hows abouts a deluxe set of extra knobbly mudgrip tyres on the zimmer frame and a wee raise to get ya through the shit and creeks.
    bloody nice deer and excellent planning.
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    What rifle, calibre and projectiles did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    What rifle, calibre and projectiles did you use?
    @nor-west

    We would have taken your 257Wthby but we have no spare time to sight it in

    Brian used his 6.5-06 tube gun and 100 grn Barnes ttsx @ 3.3k. You can see the out hole in the hind's shoulder. Ouch. They work well and he is very happy with them.

    I used my A7 .300saum and 168 grn Long Rang AB. The bullet went through the hind's neck (you can see the 2 holes) and then in again by her shoulder and disappeared into her depths.

    The yearling I shot was hit low in its chest (you would call it a heart shot - she was another 30 or so yards out past the 375yds I had dialled in for) and it ran about 25 yards before keeling over. Big hole through both sides of her rib cage. The LRAB are a damn good bullet. I've used them in this rifle and when it was a 270wsm.

    Hope that's enough info to keep you going. You need to get back to NZ from that desert.

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    That's great performance with the Barnes, should get 3800fps with the 257W and the 80 ttsx so bodes well.
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    On ya Tahr. Just a tiny bit envious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    On ya Tahr. Just a tiny bit envious.
    @Rushy Come down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    @Rushy Come down
    Thank you for the invite, I appreciate it and will think long and hard on when I could take you up on that.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Fantastis stuff @Tahr and an awesome name for the dog too
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