Hands up please !
Hands up if you have done this... Be honest..
I recently saw a nice sambar stag that in the end I decided to pass on.. Took some good video , then went home happy. After reviewing the tape I realised I might have made a mistake and decided to go back and try for him.
Went a couple of days later and he came out at dark and did not have enough light to make the 500 M shot.
Went back again a few nights later after some rough weather and the first deer out happened to be this big boy. Forty five minutes before dark and 550 M away.. I was thinking that this would look good on camera. Dialled for 525 M .98 cos downhill. Made sure the deer was all centred up on camera and cranked 10 up and held dead on..
Boooommm !! Whoooooosh ! echo......... Watched the deer jog into cover and thought it had to be a lung shot... Just could not have missed !!!
Then I go to the instant reply.. Thanks to technology, replay the shot only to see the bullet go over his back by about 4 ft and blow a huge hole in the hill about 200 past him ??? What the... !
Then it dawned on me. When I had pulled the gun out of the drag bag I noticed the turret dialled to 9 up. Not remembering having cranked it up the evening before I assumed it had walked itself in the bag and moved it to the zero again. In fact what I had done was go the 10 up ! So instead of dialling the 10 up on the target , I infact dialled 20 up and fired. Where's a zero stop when you need one hey !
Going back tomorrow and plan on posting some happy snaps shortly !
Now... Hands up if you have forgot to zero your scope turret.. Be honest !
With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.