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Thread: Waiting for the fog to lift........

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    Waiting for the fog to lift........

    I got to Spotters place nice & early this morning to try & find a stag we have seen a couple of times.
    It was a stunning morning with no rain or fog to upset us like last time.
    Off we go to spot X & Nek Minit, fog, fog & more bloody fog.....I guess winter is coming.......

    We sat in the wagon & let the dog out & sat in the wagon & let the dog out, it will lift by 10 am apparently...
    10 comes & goes & 11 & then just for a change we let the dog out again, we get the good old "bloody hell Boss what are we up to" look.
    Then 11.30 shows up & what do you know the fog starts to bugger off reluctantly...about bloody time.......
    We glassed & glassed & found a couple, the CRF1600 was on strike, it was just sulking because the hinds were 1441 away, a little far for it in the sunshine

    They weren't in a great position so we continued looking, we found another one but it wasn't really what we were looking for.
    In the mean time the first two had parked up hardly surprising at 12.30.
    I could just see their heads through the spotter, but only because I knew where they were.
    We moved to another spot & then I saw one which made a change as "Spotter" had found the others.
    Then we spotted a stag, it wasn't the one we had been looking for but decided it should be culled, looked like a smallish head.

    It was 885 yards away & 15 degrees up, I loaded a Gen II into the 338 Lapua improved, then dialled the elevation & windage adjustments.
    The silence was shattered & I lost my sight picture, it seems to happen a bit when I'm lying in wet grass feild shooting up hill .......
    I heard the impact then asked Spotter what the outcome was & he replied "he dropped like a stone" & " that bullet took a while to get there"
    We grapped the dog & ventured up the hill, Spotter was so confident of the shot he didn't take his .223

    Here he is as we found him, a nice size exit hole he has









    So there it was, my longest shot on big game, the most points on a Stag & the second victim for the Improved after my GFs one last Sunday

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    Nice one Greg. Gentlemans hours that is
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Nice one Greg. Gentlemans hours that is
    It could have been if I had stayed in bed like the GF wanted me to........

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    Bloody hell you got yourself a good possie there

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    Did you get water on the lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudu View Post
    Did you get water on the lens?
    Lol, I guess you are talking the last picture ?

    No I just blurred it out to try & keep the spot quiet

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    Kiwigreg -Your freezer will be overflowing with that lot.

 

 

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