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Old 07-13-2007, 11:07 AM
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This is a typical 5 pt. I bagged Thanksgiving Day 1977. I was in the hide and was all set to shoot a 3 pt. about 100yds. off , when his ears came up followed by his tail and off he went. Man I was bummed, I could of shot him 20 times but was waiting for a neck shot an he wasn’t having any part of it. Not 10 seconds after the 3 pt left I see his reason for leaving, when the 5 pt comes to that exact same spot. I’m not going to fool with this one, I raise the /06 an when he lowers his head the first time to feed, I let him have a 180 gr. BP high in the neck…No record, just a nice whitetail …




Now this has got to be a record of some sorts. S&W Classic using a Speer 240gr. Half- jacket at 1400fps. I had a good rest ‘hood of the truck’ and two of us stepped it off at 90yds. He was sitting under the shade of a cholla in central AZ…



Someone had better “Go ask Alice” if it was her rabbit. “But I think she’ll know”…
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:04 PM
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Great shot on the rabbit with that 29 and that is a nice deer. I sure loved the handgun shooting, but my eyes are going now. It's surprising how accurate one of these 44 mags are with the right loads.
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Nice! There are certainly big deer up here, if you can find 'em.
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Bob- I hear ya about the eyes. That was from 1989 before I need prescription classes, bifocals… LOL I missed two deer in one year, both broadside shots, using that same combo, both offhand shots at 75-100yrs. I’m going to say the shot on ‘thumper’ was 99.99% pure luck

IDShooter- That deer came from the Hope area, and with the Lighting Creek road now closed for maybe forever, we are going to see more
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Rowdy, that's a beautiful whitetail - a mounter in my book! Congrats. Kind of unique in that his tips turn down. I'd guess you were in the rut?
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Thanks Shawn- just a horn mount, not enough dollars then..the rut starts here mid- Nov. so he was big necked by then for sure
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