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Old 01-04-2010, 02:26 PM
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Re: Kirby built 338AM takes down 7 cows 515-1187 yards

hey Friz
no all game species in NZ are pests as they were all introduced and they destroy the local flora. DOC (our Department of Conservation) has only one concern and that is for the well being of the native species so they actually do culls on tahr where once an area gets to around over 10 per km square (i think thats the number) they fly around in helicopters and just mow them down and leave them on the hill. The also have this thing where they want you to shoot 3 nannies for every bull you shoot. Normally when i go shooting them ill shoot a bull and then 5 or so nannies and take back legs and back steaks.
once counted over 100 animals on a face that was no bigger than 2km square.
so no theres no issue of over hunting. also considering that in the South island where i live the population is only around 1million.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:55 PM
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hey Friz
no all game species in NZ are pests as they were all introduced and they destroy the local flora. DOC (our Department of Conservation) has only one concern and that is for the well being of the native species so they actually do culls on tahr where once an area gets to around over 10 per km square (i think thats the number) they fly around in helicopters and just mow them down and leave them on the hill. The also have this thing where they want you to shoot 3 nannies for every bull you shoot. Normally when i go shooting them ill shoot a bull and then 5 or so nannies and take back legs and back steaks.
once counted over 100 animals on a face that was no bigger than 2km square.
so no theres no issue of over hunting. also considering that in the South island where i live the population is only around 1million.
Dang, I might have to come out and visit you lol. I live just out of Washington DC and we are able to get unlimited whitetail does, but only two bucks. I mainly just donate all my meat to the homeless organizations. Of course, my freezer is full too.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:37 PM
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Re: Kirby built 338AM takes down 7 cows 515-1187 yards

sweet come on over. ill be comming over to the states in november. heading to Colorado so may have to swap a hunt with someone since i will be missing shooting while there
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:47 PM
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Boss Hoss,
I don't see a problem there, your stuck on who pulls the trigger, anyone who shoots a bit can pull the trigger, If you have a properly set up rifle and someone who knows how to set it up for the shot, anyone can make a long range shot.
When all the data is collected and the scope is set isn't it just a matter of putting the "X" on the desired point of aim and squeezing the trigger? So whats the big deal?
I've taken 4 guys out who had never shot beyond 250 yards and let them shoot, I go over the #'s with them and instruct them on how much elevation and windage to dial, explain to them why its done this way and act as the spotter for them, the outcome, 4 shots, 4 dead deer at the ranges of 567,575,575, and 722 yards. get off the high horse, other folks can shoot, they just don't know ballistics as intricately as others.
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People who have long distance shooting skills know that almost anyone can pull the trigger and make 1,000 yard hits. This skill is not in the trigger! The skill is in the prep. Doping the wind and the elevation and telling the shooter when to pull the trigger is the hard part. Im sure a skilled shooter like Edybo can take 8 out of 10 beginning shooters and have them hitting targets at similar ranges.

This summer I took my 15 lb 338 edge in the mountains near my home and had 3 out of 4 children hit the 1,000 yard target with first round hits. 3 out of 4 of them never touched a rifle bigger than a 22 cal.

I set up the gun on a sand bag and bi-pod, I dialed the scope in on the elevation and changed the windage according to what the wind was doing at the time. I gave them specific instruction on how to hold, how to breathe and lastly, I told them not to squeeze until the wind agreed with the dope (I told them when to shoot).

My 10 yr old who weighs 75 lbs hit the 1,000 yard target first hit, my 13 yr old hit it frist hit, and my 14 yr old hit it first hit and 4 successive hits. The second 10 yr old missed 1st shot and hit it near dead center second shot.

So, when Edybo tells his story, its clear to me that he was doing all the work and the shooters simply squeezed the trigger.

Before people start spouting off negative about other peoples accomplishments, it wuold be wise to understand more about how others are occomplishing such stunning results in the shooting world.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:33 PM
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Re: Kirby built 338AM takes down 7 cows 515-1187 yards

Eddybo! 8 pages and not a single picture of your "cow tipping" adventure?!?!
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:50 PM
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Thought I had posted some pics. I was more interested in getting some meat, cant eat photos. Well here is one that I had handy and already hosted.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:23 PM
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Re: Kirby built 338AM takes down 7 cows 515-1187 yards

Best thing about long range hunting is the camo or lack there of. Eddybo is dressed like he has been to this rodeo before.
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