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#7097061 - 11/21/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Bricktop]  
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Brickie, we grow em big here in NW Indiana. grin My heaviest buck ever weighed 226 lbs. field dressed, and my biggest doe was 140 lbs. field dressed. Add 30-35% and you get real close to the live weight.


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#7097092 - 11/21/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: maddog]  
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Here's a pic of my buddy's buck that he took opening morning about sun up.


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he took it with his Knight ML. All three of us hunted with single shots on his property.


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#7097213 - 11/21/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: maddog]  
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Originally Posted by maddog
Brickie, we grow em big here in NW Indiana. grin My heaviest buck ever weighed 226 lbs. field dressed, and my biggest doe was 140 lbs. field dressed. Add 30-35% and you get real close to the live weight.


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The heaviest deer ever killed in the county I hunt in southeast Oklahoma was a little over 170 pounds; my heaviest was a little under 130 pounds.


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#7097316 - 11/21/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Bricktop]  
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[Linked Image]

I don't know what my 2012 single shot take buck weighed, but I do know I am 5'9" 185 pounds, and I could only lift one end.

To get him into the vehicle, I had to put a rope around his neck and winch him in.


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#7099276 - 11/21/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Clarkm]  
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Took a WT doe this morning at 9:30 with the 7x57 1A.

92 yds, broadside & clueless ain't hard but I didn't scorn her for bein' easy.


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Some of it's tragic,
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#7100199 - 11/22/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Son_of_the_Gael]  
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I had my 1A 257R out this morning and a couple of does got a free pass.


There is no accounting for taste.

Experience is a great thing as long as one survives it.

Generally, there ain't a lot that separates the two however,
Barely making it is a whole lot more satisfying than barely not making it.
#7102253 - 11/22/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: GuyM]  
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[Linked Image]
Shot this buck with a 20 guage NEF Tracker II using a 3" Winchester Partition Gold Sabot. @ 85 yards.

When rifle hunting I mainly use Handi Rifles and Toppers. Maddog I have a CVA in 7mm-08 Stainless I am still working with to get consistent shot after shot performance.


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#7107551 - 11/24/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Chainsaw]  
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Just returned from Kyrgyzstan two weeks ago and the new Luxus 30-06 I took worked just fine on this mid-Asian Ibex.

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Anyone who claims the 30-06 is not effective has either not used one, or else is unwittingly commenting on their marksmanship.
#7107566 - 11/24/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: 458Win]  
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Originally Posted by 458Win
Just returned from Kyrgyzstan two weeks ago and the new Luxus 30-06 I took worked just fine on this mid-Asian Ibex.

[Linked Image]


Awesome!

#7110819 - 11/25/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Oregon45]  
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Wow, just Wow! What a set of horns! Details?

Bravo

#7113576 - 11/26/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Joe]  
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Up to three now with the Encore/300 H&H after big doe
Saturday evening. About time to safe it and let some other
rifles play this season smile

Hunted the Sabatti double last couple evenings, ya'll let me
post pics here if I only shoot one barrel? laugh

#7115263 - 11/26/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: 458Win]  
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Wow....

Awesome Phil, simply awesome.

#7115505 - 11/26/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: GuyM]  
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Put it up in another thread but here is my buck from last Sat. Taken with a Ruger #1 in .460 S&W.
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#7118210 - 11/27/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: GuyM]  
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Bucks and squirrels with my Savage 24J 22mag/20 GA

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#7118605 - 11/27/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Top_Predator]  
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my youngest son dropped a six-point whitetail this evening with his .45-70 handi-rifle.


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#7130517 - 11/30/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: paulfish4570]  
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I don't always hunt..but when I do I prefer single shots!!

#7136410 - 12/02/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Bricktop]  
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My third and possibly last deer for 2012. 85-pound doe with the ever-present 1A in 7x57mm.

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This was also a 125-yard (or so) shot that hit her at the front of her right shoulder and exited mid-chest on her left. She never knew she was done for and ran about 75 yards before piling up in a ditch.


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#7136505 - 12/02/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Bricktop]  
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Now that I'm basically done deer hunting for the year, I got back after the squirrels. Here's 3 I nailed yesterday, in about 45 minutes with my H&R Sportster. Got them between 10:45 and 11:30 am.


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#7136551 - 12/02/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: maddog]  
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maddog,
This week I have been getting ~ 1 squirrel per day with the 45/70 handi rifle 1 gr Red Dot 150 gr .458" cast with Aluminium spacer. 400 fps sounds like a BB gun. I developed this for getting raccoons with body shots, but it only works from the side through the ribs. I can't get though a 10 pound coon's front shoulder to the vitals with sub sonic gas escapement loadings. But it has all kinds of penetration for 1.5 pound squirrels.

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#7136596 - 12/02/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: Bricktop]  
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Bricktop - pretty classy rifle there, a 7x57 in a Ruger 1A... Nice. Congrats on the doe!

Maddog - looks like you're going to be cooking up some tasty grub with those squirrels soon enough...

Clarkm - that's pretty neat... But, is it legal to hunt squirrels in Washington? I don't think so - not sure why though - there's a zillion of 'em.

Guy

#7137442 - 12/02/12 Re: Who's been hunting so far this season - with a single shot? [Re: GuyM]  
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WA state web site:
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Shooting tree squirrels may be helpful if a small, localized population of introduced species is problematic. For safety considerations, shooting is generally limited to rural situations and is considered too hazardous in more populated areas, even if legal.


The Eastern Gray Squirrel has been invading WA since 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_gray_squirrel

My experience is that even if it is legal to shoot, the neighbors don't want to hear it. And at night, the wife does not want to hear it.


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