Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Proud Father

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,213
Proud Father

Sorry...I couldn't resist.....and no respomce is necessary.

I took my 9 year old Jr. PETA member out hunting last night. I always get a couple of extra doe tags, just in case. You can't get a license here until you are 14. He shot one last year and 2 years ago. I set up a little bait pile in an opening at about 180 yards. We had been using a remington VS in 220 Swift. I figured 180 was as far as I would push the 22 cal. Both were soild heart shots.

This year I had converted the swift to a 6mm Dasher for 1 K comp. 105 berger VLD at 3050 fps. I took the MBR stock off and put the factory VS stock back on. I made him shoot a couple of groups at 300 just to make sure he was OK. 1.5 inch 5 shot groups at 300.....Good enough for me.

This late in the season the big does get a little skiddish, and nothing but babys were showing up. Then, just before dark, I spotted a very nice doe and calf at 514 yards. We talked about the shot, I dialed up the correct yardage, and he took care of buisness.

Doe ran about 50 yards and ended up in a pile.....perfect heart shot...big exit wound. I was a little worried about "enough gun" for that distance. I guess that I worried for nothing.

Any way......I guess by re-reading this it sounds like I am gloating a little bit......I guess I am, but this feels better than any animal that I have ever shot at any distance.....and I truly am a.................................................

Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 11-21-2008, 11:04 AM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
    Posts: 6,068
    Re: Proud Father

    Cool story, thanks for sharing
    Reply With Quote

    Unread 11-21-2008, 11:08 AM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Location: USA
    Posts: 2,598
    Re: Proud Father

    Excellent... A new long range hunter emerges, that's awesome
    range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 11-21-2008, 11:50 AM
    Join Date: May 2001
    Posts: 6,515
    Re: Proud Father

    Lucky boy...and father!
    - -
    Long Range Rifles, LLC - Ready To Ship

    Reply With Quote
    Unread 11-21-2008, 12:41 PM
    Junior Member
    Join Date: Dec 2005
    Location: md
    Posts: 28
    Re: Proud Father

    Reply With Quote
    Unread 11-22-2008, 04:53 PM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: Granbury, Texas
    Posts: 319
    Re: Proud Father

    Shoot, I would be gloating as well. Tell him way to go and to you too.
    Founding member of the 7MM STW Club
    Member Texas Cull Hunters Association
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 06-27-2010, 10:53 PM
    Bronze Member
    Join Date: Jun 2010
    Location: Esterhazy Saskatchewan
    Posts: 68
    Re: Proud Father

    Great stuff!

    Reply With Quote


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: Proud Father
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Lost my Father in-law today. bigngreen General Discussion 17 05-16-2011 05:48 PM
    Like Father Like Son yotefever Specialty Handgun Hunting 20 07-17-2010 04:54 PM
    Father & Son Hit Luck DKA Turkey Hunting 2 04-10-2010 08:17 PM
    how to: LRH Father Christmas sigmatero Humor 9 02-18-2009 10:53 PM
    Father - Daughter Talk wolf3006 Humor 0 01-19-2008 05:41 PM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC