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    Been awhile

    Hunting has takin a back seat last few years, got into LR, had a fair few rifles with teething issues and really took the fun out of it all

    But been trying to get back on the wagon

    Hitched a ride in a r22 to the tops on Friday at 4pm, the rain hit not long after landing.

    Friday night spent glassing in the rain, 1 hind and Twins spotted, no stags

    Rain eased around 4am

    Up at daylight, rather claggy, sidle round and drop into the guts as useless using the binos

    Get onto some fresh sign and a couple of guts over I have a stag standing there looking at me, holding 6 hinds, bang bang bang it's finally down, buck fever was pumping hard - it's been awhile, 11 pts PB

    Back over the ridge to camp, pack camp up and head for the exit, an open creek head, only a few wee waterfalls to get past, found a good cast with great length on the way down

    4hrs to the bottom and set up camp at 5pm, couldn't walk any thurther, legs and back were shot

    Up before daylight today, been raining all night, had to get down valley before river rose and becomes uncrossable, only 3hrs back to the wagon

    Feel quite good about it all

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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Top effort Smiddy
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    Good stuff smiddy. What's the rifle?


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    Shit hot man, thought you'd been a bit quiet of late. Awesome you're back on the horse.

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    Well done. Big animal that threw that cast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Well done. Big animal that threw that cast.
    Yep, measured on the inside I put it at 40in


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    Quote Originally Posted by sambnz View Post
    Good stuff smiddy. What's the rifle?


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    20inch 300wsm, vx6 2-12, didn't need the bipod, note no sling, I like to carry it in my pack so my rifle is always in hand when hunting, can save a couple of precious seconds


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    20inch 300wsm, vx6 2-12, didn't need the bipod, note no sling, I like to carry it in my pack so my rifle is always in hand when hunting, can save a couple of precious seconds


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    I do exactly the same, with sling in pack.

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    Cheers for posting it up
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    Welcome back, in from the cold, wet West Coast.

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    nice

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    Deadly bro, was he roaring?

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    Great to see you back in action.. cheers for the story.

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    Good to see you back in the saddle, nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Deadly bro, was he roaring?
    Nah mate, didn't hear a roar at all


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