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6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

 
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:39 PM
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Re: 6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

Hey Kirby,

Good looking whitetail and a great story.
Not like one of those watered down stories, "I saw a buck and kilt et, the end".
But a real story from begining to end with detailed descriptions that we can visualize.

My only complaint is, "like somebody else mentioned", where is the pic of the rifle? It should be laying across that deer! It's not like you to be forgetting critical factors such as this.

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:07 PM
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Re: 6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

Shawn,

AS someone who is really new to LRH hunting. Can you qualify your statement? Just so I have a better understanding myself.

Sean
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:24 PM
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Re: 6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

Nice buck!!! It's not always necassary to shoot 1/2 mile. There is something about being that close to a live animal that is pretty neat.

srhaggerty,

I think Shawn is praising Kirby for not taking a shot that he was unsure of. In those winds, anything could have happened. At best, he would have missed and not wounded the animal. Your range is not only set by you and your equipment but the conditions as well.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:07 PM
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Re: 6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

Bill,

I kind of thought that at first, but was unsure. My initial thought was he was meaning something beyond that. More like there was some benefit to LRH. At least that is how I took it.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:12 PM
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Re: 6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

Kirby:

Great read and also a great looking buck.

Now head up to Canada and get a real bruiser of a whitetail. Good luck on your upcoming trip and hunt.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:35 PM
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Re: 6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

Kirby
Very good story & a nice looking animal! I like the shape of the rack & thickness. Long range hunting is great, but
I like to take a Whitetail up close & personal now & then.
I am Bowhunting right now & it is a thrill to be close enough to see their eyes blink. Our rifle season starts Nov.
12th.
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:00 PM
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Re: 6.5 Allen Xpress draws first blood....

Sean,

Bill is absolutly right on my comment. I think to many people try a shot just to try it. Kirby being a seasoned and deliberate long range hunter passed on shots that were marginal based on equipment and conditions. Kirby had the equipment and skills to shoot much futher than the distances he spotted the game, but did not have conditions that favored the shot. Read his article and you will note that from experience he knew exactly how far he could stretch in those crappy conditions and still have a high % shot. No one is perfect but striving for consistant high % shots instead of the try it maybe get lucky, is where it is at for the true LR hunter. Kirby has skills and equipment from himself but should have all of our respect for his ability to pass a marginal shot.
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