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#7216611 - 12/22/12 bonus deer with the #1 tropical...
FyrepowrX Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 2173
Loc: Oklahoma
Our special Holiday anterless season started the 21st, so got up early this morning & went to go see if i could go fill another tag.

temps were in the upper 20's, no wind. i have a ladder that sits alongside a trail i had widened up, disced, & seeded in winter wheat/rye that we called the Green Mile. got in the tree maybe 10 minutes before shooting light.

didnt have long to wait, a few minutes after i could see to shoot, first deer comes down the trail, but it was a small racked buck i had seen on camera a few times. he never knew i was there & passed about 40 yards away.

5 minutes later, a second deer shows...no horns. this one stops at about 65 yards, quartering towards me, and i line up the hi-viz bead...never scoped this one...& send a Hornady 300gr FNSP from the #1-H .405. its a stone cold dead-right-there. got down & saw my "Doe" was a button buck.

i probably wont bowhunt next week, so this one wrapped up the season with less than 30 minutes in the stand. always hate seeing the season end, but now i can get serious on 'yotes, and been seeing quite a few bobcats on the trail cams.

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#7217041 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: FyrepowrX]
ingwe Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 57170
Loc: Southwestern Montucky
Dats a nice lookin' rifle! laugh
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#7217149 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: ingwe]
Son_of_the_Gael Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 2713
Loc: Oklahoma City
Fyre,

Gratz on that doe (cough). I'm figuring on going after Christmas, hoping we'll get some snow out west to add to the fun.
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#7217336 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: FyrepowrX]
Bricktop Offline
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Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 7422
Loc: With your mother.....
Very nice! I went out this afternoon with my 7mm-08 MRC, but now you're going to shame me into using a single shot.
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#7217591 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: Bricktop]
doctor_Encore Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 4745
Loc: west of the Chesapeake Bay
Originally Posted By: Bricktop
Very nice! I went out this afternoon with my 7mm-08 MRC, but now you're going to shame me into using a single shot.



You will have to drag out your #1 7X57.

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#7218156 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: doctor_Encore]
Bricktop Offline
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Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 7422
Loc: With your mother.....
Originally Posted By: Doctor_Encore
Originally Posted By: Bricktop
Very nice! I went out this afternoon with my 7mm-08 MRC, but now you're going to shame me into using a single shot.
You will have to drag out your #1 7X57.

Doc
Yep, the 175-grain RN may need to put in another appearance.
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Originally Posted By safariman
I do tend to fit in well wherever I go in person.

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The campfire is the most outside exposure I get. No TV, no newspaper.

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#7218244 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: Bricktop]
gunner500 Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 23351
Loc: Oklahoma
Good shootin FPX, damn nice rifle too wink, I'll be out with my new to me #1S in 300 H&H soon to try and fill a few remaining tags.

Gunner
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#7220203 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: gunner500]
Mouse Offline
Member

Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 152
Loc: Ohio
Great looking rifle and chalk one up for the great .405 Win.
Well done.
Mouse

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#7220370 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: Mouse]
GuyM Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 4490
Loc: Washington - dry side
Yup. Congratulations! Venison with a great rifle.

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#7220417 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: GuyM]
maddog Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 02/25/04
Posts: 5909
Loc: Indiana
Congrats! Great looking rifle!


maddog

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#7222146 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: maddog]
Crashbox Offline
Member

Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 72
Loc: Lynden, Washington
Congratulations! I love the .405, it's a unique chambering that does speak with authority. Just got a #1 in .405 a month ago...
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#7222699 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: Crashbox]
GF1 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 2690
I really like the fore end treatment on that rifle...very nice, and nice shot too.

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#7222855 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: GF1]
FyrepowrX Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 2173
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: GF1
I really like the fore end treatment on that rifle...very nice, and nice shot too.


stumbled across this one in the used rack at Cabelas, previous owner had added that touch & a fiber-op front bead. i kinda like the looks.

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#7223695 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: FyrepowrX]
GuyM Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 4490
Loc: Washington - dry side
It's real nice!

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#7223734 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: FyrepowrX]
tex_n_cal Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 17027
Loc: Back in Texas, for good!
Originally Posted By: FyrepowrX
Originally Posted By: GF1
I really like the fore end treatment on that rifle...very nice, and nice shot too.


stumbled across this one in the used rack at Cabelas, previous owner had added that touch & a fiber-op front bead. i kinda like the looks.







Very nice indeed, a very clean looking rifle, with significant power, too smile
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#7223744 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: tex_n_cal]
mooshoo Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 05/09/12
Posts: 336
Loc: slc utah
405 win and a 7x57 doesn't get any better than that, plus filled your tag way cool!

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#7223835 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: mooshoo]
hillestadj Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/31/12
Posts: 727
Loc: WI
Congrats. Thats a beautiful rifle and a very intersting cartridge to boot.

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