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Thread: On the board for 2014

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    On the board for 2014

    We had the new years bash at home this year with some family and close friends.

    My Sister and her Husband were down from AKL for the Christmas break and I had floated the idea of getting him out in search of his first deer.....He was super excited so plans were set for new years day, what could go wrong?

    After a bit of a night on the booze we headed away from CHCH after lunch time for a evening hunt, still feeling a little under the weather.

    He had the opportunity for a shot at one deer which he clean missed. After a bit of banter and bull s*#t we sat down for a breather. I did say that one shot won't really stir up the area too much especially with the winds gusting at extreme force. Low and behold but 10 mins later 3 deer walk out on a face 500mt away.
    A quick steam up a wee ridge and we are now at 420 meters away and not able to get any closer.....enter the Tikka 7mm Rem Mag, Leupold VX6 scope and shoota app.

    A quick range finder check of the deer, shoota app calculation, dialing in the scope, bipod adjustment and we are in action. God I love this new found style of shooting with long range shots made "easy". BOOM, the deer disappears. After a quick discussion we opted for taking the shortest route to the deer by crossing a steep creek and attempt some bush bashing to break free into the tussock on the other side. What a friggin joke, bush lawyer, matagori, gorse! The legs took a hiding.

    Anyways we got to where we thought the deer last was and sent the almighty dog on a search mission. 42 seconds later and a bush is vibrating with excitment with my labs tail sticking out and indicating that he had found the deer.

    High 5's followed with the usual formal hand shake and a pat on the back and my Brother in law had nailed his first deer. What a cool evening out!

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    Great stuff! Sounds like you may have made a convert of him despite the bush laywer eh? Hope he had a good couple of feeds before having to jump on the plane and say farewell to his first deer. Any pics from the shooting position?
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    That will make a good work yarn on Monday morning. Good stuff

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    Excellent stuff KF
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Smile says it all.
    Good skills KF looks like another convert.
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    We didn't get the chance to get a pic from the shooting position. I was more focused on getting across this scrubby gut to start searching for the deer before it got dark.

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    Nice work KF. How do you find/rate that vx6? Im thinking about getting one for a build.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden C View Post
    Nice work KF. How do you find/rate that vx6? Im thinking about getting one for a build.....
    I love it. I've got the 3-18 x 44 CDS with B and C illuminated reticle.


    What I love about it:
    Wide field of view.
    For a high mag scope it still has a 3 x power rating for close stuff.
    The B and C reticle is great for when you have a quick shot required but at extended range ie 300mt.
    Its not bulky with massive turrents like what some high mag scopes have.
    Illuminated reticle, haven't used it yet but it is there for one day "just in case".
    Very clear optics.
    You can order a custom dial for a far quicker and easier dialing system.
    Leupold warranty.

    What I don't like about it:
    Nothing yet, you never regret buying quality.

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    Thanks for the response.

    The 3-18 seems to tick the boxes of a capable all-rounder. Unfortunately a lot of scopes have a minimum magnification around 5-6 which rules them out from further consideration.

    I’m considering buying one, did you import or buy locally?

    My other option is a March but the minister of finances will have something to say about that I’m sure.

    Sorry getting a little of topic now….Congrats on the first for 2014 and may there be many more to come

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    No sweat mate,
    I bought locally from H and F Colombo St in CHCH. I looked at the importing prices etc but the deal the guys gave me made it not worth the bother.
    After looking through a number of top end scopes, I kept going back to the VX6 due to its all round practicality and sleek design.

 

 

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