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Old 01-15-2012, 09:05 AM
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Here are a few photo's of my hunt.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:08 AM
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The average temp on my hunt was over 120 degrees each day. I took plenty of sunscreen and still burned and came back 5 shades darker. Better than the beach!
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:27 PM
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HEyyyyy nice pics man! I watched something on the history channel yesterday where a guy put one down with one shot from a .30-06 from 750yards!!!!!!! I guess it can be dun
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:53 PM
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HEyyyyy nice pics man! I watched something on the history channel yesterday where a guy put one down with one shot from a .30-06 from 750yards!!!!!!! I guess it can be dun
I seen that also. Even though it was domestic, docile and led on a leash , I bet the marksmen put that bullet in its ear or spined it to drop in tracks. Not to take away from his skill but it may of been the million and one shot. Also they never talk about the misses that I'm sure happen. The part that I found more amazing was the VC standing there and not taking cover.

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:22 AM
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I'm sure some guys out there can do it, but not me! I am just not that good! You're right, just the slightest error and he's wounded and running.

I shot a Cape Buffalo at 100 yds with a 416 Rem Mag using a 400 TSX. I hit him sq in the chest and it took me 2 shots, the 2nd to make sure he was dead, as he was still moving. He ran about 50 yards before he fell, both bullets hit the heart. Although my Cape was a big 40" bull, the water buffalo was bigger.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:06 AM
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It still puzzles me when why it takes multible shoots, in the kill zone to put these animals down. When a single arrow with a cutting diam. of 1"-1.5" will put them down? Does it have to do with there endrenalin? Where they don't really know they were shot with a bow? Just like here in the midwest, deer run farther froma double lung shotgun or muzzleloader hit then a arrow.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:58 AM
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When they are hit in the vitals with a bullet there is no need for a second shot unless you want it to die quicker. When hit with an arrow they will die but not right away, same thing with a bullet. One shot will kill it but it still may run a while before dying.
I think anyone that hunts dangerous game with a bow is a bad ass (even though I dont like animals being hit with arrows because of slow death)
Goes back to my point of being able to use a 270 win to hunt anything on the planet. It will kill it, but in todays age there are better choices for more "humane" kills
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