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    Bushpig takes its first deer

    Took the little Kimber 7mm08 for a walk today as it had only taken a possum to date. My youngest son arrived back from the tongariro crossing but was still keen for a quick hunt. I had access to a forestry block so we headed off for a walk. Driving in the 4WD track we saw 3 Fallow but they were running fast. We parked up and cut up a hill which gave a vantage point over a nice clearing. Just near the top we spooked a big mob of turkeys and they flew off toward the hot spot. I was thinking thatís blown it so we sneaked onto a high point and spotted two deer 100m away below on the bush edge looking wary. I slid my day pack forward, put a 139 SST up the spout and my son crawled forward. After a couple of minutes they settled down and I said when the bigger light coloured one stands side on to shoot in the shoulder. He squeezed the trigger and whack the deer dropped. With the DPT suppressor the kick was bugger all and the other deer hung around trying to work out what just happened. We let it go this time. I still havenít shot a deer with the Kimber but someone has.....

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    Good shooting young fellow.Shooter carrys so hope you carried the wee deer out for dad.

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    Nice going, will be a nice eater.

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    Well done that bloke!
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    What a great little rifle, with that scope itíd be nice and lite. Have you weighed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    What a great little rifle, with that scope it’d be nice and lite. Have you weighed it?
    Haven’t weighted it but it’s crazy light. I just wish Kimber made a 284 with a decent length mag box !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestry View Post
    Haven’t weighted it but it’s crazy light. I just wish Kimber made a 284 with a decent length mag box !!
    I was also concerned about the caliber! :-)

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    Well done, lovely eater that one... I have the same rifle/calibre/suppressor which the kids use but with 120 gr sierras.
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