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Old 02-06-2005, 04:47 PM
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once upon a time out west

There were 10 or so of them . Bedded down, looking in all directions. Cover was scarce and the wind was fickle. 275! my built in range finder was screaming, along with other words like shoot, shoooot! I crawled to the last bit of cover, laid my rifle across the gnarled juniper limb and held on the backline of the largest of them. At the shot he scrambled to his feet ,looked around then hauled his not inconsiderable but into the wind.The shot had been high! though I had been zeroed at 250 I had'nt taken into account the change in elevation from sea level Arkansas to Wyoming high plains.Searching frantically among the fleeing horde I spotted him just as the stampede halted,but I could'nt shoot!, too many juniper limbs in the way. Scrambling to my feet, I held dead on the shoulder and as the sights settled the old girl spoke. Stampede! but there was one that would'nt be joining them, he was going home to live with me. [image]C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\2005-02 (Feb)\wyo mulie.jpg[/image] [image][/image]
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:38 AM
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Re: once upon a time out west

Thanks for the picture and naration - great looking buck!


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Old 02-08-2005, 06:30 AM
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Re: once upon a time out west

It's John Denver!!! Hey guy's... It's John Denver!

Nice deer and story... thanks for sharing.

(And that big smile makes you look like John Denver in case you didn't notice, and the glasses too.)
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:48 AM
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Re: once upon a time out west

Distant cousin [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 02-11-2005, 11:44 AM
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Re: once upon a time out west

Well done Jimm,

You managed it, great photo, nice mulie, as for the John Denver thing....Naaah. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Centre Punch.

Country roads take me home to the place i belong west virginia da da da da............... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:10 PM
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Centre Punch, thanks! I too always thought I was better looking than old denver boy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] You must realize that that pic is over twenty years old and I'm no longer near as handsome [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] As time permits I will post add'l pix that are more up to date(read geezer pix) How about some shots of game you've taken at various points in your life. see ya , jimm
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:56 AM
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Re: once upon a time out west

Jimm,
I dont have any pics because basically i have not killed anything with my rifles yet, and thats a big YET, although some years ago i did take out a male Mallard with a 357 revolver (highly illegal).

The prohibitive cost and red tape imposed be the authorities make hunting with rifles very difficult, we do not have any common land where it is free to hunt, land selected for hunting must be passed "safe for what calibre you use" by the police,they will inspect the land and say yes or no. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

At the incredibly slow rate of which the wheels of buearocracy turn in this country, this can take months [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
I then have to have my Firearms licence ammended to include expanding ammunition or the components there of,i also have to specify what game i am going to shoot with which calibre!
If i am out deer stalking with my 243 and i shoot a fox, get found out, i will lose my licence and have my guns confiscated. You would be surprised where the antis spring up from.

Rifle hunters in Great Britain number in my estimation about 10 000 and we are vastly outnumbered by the animal rights brigade.
Anyway, back to the nicer things, even with all these obstructions in front of me i hope to develope a long range varmint shoot down the side of a local golf club, about 600yrds, they have a big rabbit problem. If i am successful you guys will be the first to know and will see the first pics.

Centre Punch.

PS. I'm going to see my gunsmith tommorrow with a view to commisioning a 6mm 284 long range varmint rifle,watch this space!
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