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#7216611 - 12/22/12 bonus deer with the #1 tropical...  
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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 - 12/22/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: FyrepowrX]  
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Dats a nice lookin' rifle! laugh


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#7217149 - 12/22/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: ingwe]  
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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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Some of it's tragic,
But I had a good life all the way."
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#7217336 - 12/22/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: FyrepowrX]  
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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 - 12/22/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: Bricktop]  
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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

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#7218156 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: doctor_Encore]  
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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.


I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.

Originally Posted by safariman
I do tend to fit in well wherever I go in person.

Originally Posted by Fireball2
The campfire is the most outside exposure I get. No TV, no newspaper.
#7218244 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: Bricktop]  
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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]  
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Great looking rifle and chalk one up for the great .405 Win.
Well done.
Mouse

#7220370 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: Mouse]  
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Yup. Congratulations! Venison with a great rifle.

#7220417 - 12/23/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: GuyM]  
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Congrats! Great looking rifle!


maddog

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#7222146 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: maddog]  
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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]  
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I really like the fore end treatment on that rifle...very nice, and nice shot too.

#7222855 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: GF1]  
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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]  
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It's real nice!

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

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Very nice indeed, a very clean looking rifle, with significant power, too smile


"...good barrels heal many sins..."

#7223744 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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405 win and a 7x57 doesn't get any better than that, plus filled your tag way cool!

#7223835 - 12/24/12 Re: bonus deer with the #1 tropical... [Re: mooshoo]  
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Congrats. Thats a beautiful rifle and a very intersting cartridge to boot.


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