The elusive Porcipine @ 565yards.
I went out to pull some tree stands and thought I'd grab the savage 11 in 204 for the ride. It turns out the access gate to the area was closed so I couldn't drive down the old logging trail so I decided to stop in an old sand pit and check zero.
We'll things were not good when I couldn't hit a soda can at 100 yards. I then remembered I had the scope off and had never rezeroed after putting it back on. So I got it on realativly close thinking I could fine tune at my range later.
Well half way home on a gravel road that cuts through a large marsh I see the signature outline of a porky in a poplar tree. I grab the lecias and get the distance across the marsh to the tree he is destroying. The scope on the gun is low end, I don't trust the click value so I have holdover values in inches taped on the stock.
Well I know my zero is not perfect so I figure the drop around 38- 42 inches and send a 40 grainer on it's way. I hear it hit some limbs. Round 2 I see limbs fall. Round 3 nothing. Round 4 another limb falls. This gets him moving down the branch and I can see Mr. porkey coming into an opening for a clearer shot. I also picked up on the last branch I hit was about 6 inches right of the porky, there was a very slight breeze from the left but I really wasen't paying much attention to it untill now.
I hold my elevation and about 6" of breezadge, round 5 hits him hard and he spins upside down hanging on the limb. I am about to send number 6 when he does the one arm hang and falls to the ground.
Well that makes 2 for the year. I have a long way to go to break my record year of 109. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
It's going to be fun trying. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]