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Old 12-02-2006, 03:08 PM
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well it happened, luckily it worked out

well it happened, an unseen branch deflected the bullet, I saw the deer was hit hard but when he ran I felt uneasy with the gound he covered agter the shot.
quickley picked up the trail, he was bleeding good, after 300 yds he was completely bled out, 120 yds farther I found him, impact was I'm saing 12 right of POA, entrance hole was the size of a tennis ball.
The buck was quartering away, I held to break the offside shoulder, hit wastop of the ham took out the liver and clipped the lungs. wasn't a long shot by any means, 450 was the range, due to lack of open country this is a long shot for deer hunting in the timber, and shooting spots are limited, here's the view from behind the rifle, the narrow band of open timber at the top of the ridge is the window of opprotunity

and the buck

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Old 12-02-2006, 07:22 PM
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Re: well it happened, luckily it worked out

Looks just like where I was sitting today including the distance. I had a little spike hang around all day but I was too lazy to shoot him.

Good job of finishing what you started and tracking him down.
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:14 AM
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Re: well it happened, luckily it worked out

Good job. Hope my luck comes around also.

I'm just north of you and only saw a few deer during week one of the PA deer season. Temps are WAY too warm. They dropped pretty good for week two so my hopes are lifted tremendously. Still wish we had snow for checking hits at LR...I hunt by myself and spotting hits is tough with the XP-100.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:34 AM
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The old unseen branch; been there, done that. I think it happens to everyone eventually, sometimes more than once! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Thanks a lot for the story & pics. Very nice looking buck, good job on the follow-up.

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Old 12-03-2006, 09:25 AM
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Re: well it happened, luckily it worked out

In that type terrain i'd say 450yds. is definately longrange.
Good shot -story and pictures !Mike
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