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A scirroco thru his main beam

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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:36 PM
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A scirroco thru his main beam

Ever have a fear of shooting one of the antlers off of your trophy? Well that almost
happened to me. I am fortunate that the bullet only put a hole thru it instead of busting it totally off. A couple of years ago I got on a big Wyoming bull above timberline. Cutting across the opposite slope from me he paused broadside at 642 yds. I hit him behind the shoulder 1st shot but didn't knock him down. As he was
moving on away I sent more lead his way but really couldn't tell where I hit. He was moving and in the excitement I totally forgot to re-range my target. Did I mention that I was excited? 200 yards later he laid down and expired. As we road up to him there was not any shrinkage this time but we immediately saw that I had put one though his main beam below his 5th point. It makes for a real conversation piece having a clear bullet hole thru the horn but I would of been sick if it had busted it off.
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    Re: A scirroco thru his main beam

    I'm surprised that it didn't splinter or blow it, kinda cool it didn't though. Good thing he had some reasonable mass!!
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    Unread 07-28-2010, 09:54 PM
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    Re: A scirroco thru his main beam

    nice, i guess a scirroco needs a little more than an antler to open up huh
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    Unread 07-28-2010, 10:27 PM
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    Re: A scirroco thru his main beam

    Yea. Good thing that I wasn't shooting a 338 huh. I am now shooting bergers with this gun, wonder what they would have done to it ?
    This pic shows the exit hole which has considerable more damage as it should.
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    Re: A scirroco thru his main beam

    Looks like an in house accidental discharge to me.
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    Unread 07-29-2010, 08:51 AM
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    Re: A scirroco thru his main beam

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    Looks like an in house accidental discharge to me.
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    I think you got pretty lucky
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    Re: A scirroco thru his main beam

    LOL my buddy did this exact same thing to an elk he shot....he was even using a Scirroco!
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