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Old 01-03-2011, 11:35 AM
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Re: Long Range Hunting with my kids in eastern NC

Jett,

Awesome job by you and your kids!

Anyone can take pot shots and eventually get lucky. But, as one of the other posters stated, there's a lot of work that goes into what you've done and a great sense of accomplishment when it all comes together.

My 14yo son made his first long range kill this year. The actual shot lasted just over a second, but the memories will last a lifetime.

Congrats to you all for a great team effort!

Richard
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting with my kids in eastern NC

That is some really fine shooting. Congratulations to all the trigger pullers! Special kudos to you jett for the long range training you have obviously given your sniper cubs. Any where near Burgaw?

Jim
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:38 AM
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Re: Long Range Hunting with my kids in eastern NC

Sorry for the delayed response, but I had lots to catch up on at work after the holidays.

Len,
I am pretty sure I came into this world hunting! I remember my Dad carrying me duck hunting and swinging the gun for me as I pulled the trigger. Hunting and fishing has always been an assumed major part of my family's life.

I wish I had a less selfish reason for my involvement w/ long range hunting and my kids. You see, I am used to hunting quite a bit. So when my wife kept having babies (4 at the moment), it became very difficult to maintain my regular hunting schedule. Then one night I saw The Best of The West and a light bulb went off! While searching the internet for TBOTW webset, I stumbled onto your incredible site. I found I had discovered the perfect answer to my hunting/parenting problem! What followed has been very exciting, fun and rewarding (and expensive).

I quickly went about building an 8x8 shooting house complete with heat, swivel chairs, carpet, sleeping bags, DVD players with everything from Barney and Sesame street to Real Tree Road trips and lots of snacks! The next step of the process, equipping this ultimate daycare/deer stand with the proper firepower, has probably gone a little too far but has been a lot of fun. These shooting houses/daycares have benches on several sides w/ windows. On any given day, if a kid is not asleep on a bench, you are likely to find the handy work of Nathan Dagley, Dan Glover, Kirby Allen or Shawn Carlock sitting in each window.

As you can see, I have really capitalized off a difficult situation. I have become the ultimate babysitter and hunter all at the same time . I never thought I could score brownie points at home w/ the wife, while spending time in a deer stand. 4 kids, ages 4-13, all playing, fighting, watching DVDs, etc. in a "deer stand" can make quite a bit of ruckus for deer hunting, hence the necessity for long range rifles (and insulated walls). The cool thing about this set up is the deer and bear at 500- 1000 yards never even know they have been hunted! My two oldest children in the videos have been around hunting and shooting their entire lives, so the shots that they are able to make w/ this equipment are not surprising. Hopefully, next year my third oldest (6) will make it on video. Thanks for a great site Len, the ride has been fun and rewarding!

Jett
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:18 AM
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Re: Long Range Hunting with my kids in eastern NC

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Jett- tell me about the gun and loads. pretty girl . nice shot . real nice rifles.
Ron,

The gun my son is shooting is a 7-300 WSM built by Nathan Dagley. It is built on a trued Remington 700 action with a 28" Brux barrel and Nate's custom brake mounted in an HS Precision stock wearing a Leupold MK4 6.5-20.

The gun my daughter is shooting is also a 7-300WSM. It is built on a Defiance long action with a 28" Brux barrel and Nate's custom brake mounted in a Mcmillan A-5 wearing a Nightforce 5.5-22 NXS NP-R2. This gun was a joint project with Nate doing the metal work and Dan Glover doing the stock work.

Both these guns are shooting 180 Bergers at 2960 fps using H1000. These particular guns and caliber have proven incredibly accurate and easy to reload.

The 6x47 Lapua that I am shooting was built by Dan Glover. It is built on a Stiller Predator short action with a 28" Brux barrel and Nate's brake mounted in a Mcmillan A-5 wearing a Nightforce 5.5-22 NXS NP-R2. This gun is shooting 115 Bergers at 2965 fps using H4350. This gun is a real treat to shoot. Accuracy is amazing with absolutely minimal recoil. You can see pics and specs for this gun in this thread:
FIRST GUNS by DAN'S CUSTOM GUNS
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:30 AM
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That is some really fine shooting. Congratulations to all the trigger pullers! Special kudos to you jett for the long range training you have obviously given your sniper cubs. Any where near Burgaw?

Jim
Jim,
I am located in northeastern NC about 2 1/2 hours north of Burgaw. We are fortunate to live in an area of intense agriculture with lots of long range opportunities. The fields here are often over 1 mile long. The area is teaming with deer and black bear; however, in recent years this is beginning to change with the "reintroduction" of the Red Wolf. I believe we are beginning to learn in the east what you guys in the west have already learned about wolves!
Jett
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:01 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting with my kids in eastern NC

Thanks for the great videos, its good to see the kids out doing it, was also interested to see your hunting rifles some very nice quality there for sure.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:42 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting with my kids in eastern NC

I know the feeling....my youngest son started shooting my doe's when he was 5 or 6 years old....all at 175 yards. At 9 he killed a doe with my dasher at 514 yards...perfect heart/lung shot. 40 yard death run!!

I can not remember a time when I was more proud or excited about ANYTHING!!!!

Thanks for sharing!
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