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Old 12-31-2013, 10:03 PM
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First Handgun Buck

Last year Missouri changed the muzzleloader season to alternative weapons season.So I traded the 50 cal barrel for a7mm-08 ,its alot easier to clean.
I got off work at noon on Christmas eve,and didnt have any commitments ,so I headed to a blind I had set up overlooking a wheatfield. It was a exciting afternoon,it started with a doe and two young ones coming out about 4:00. I thought very serious about taking the doe but it was too early in the afternoon. Next aspike that was barely bigger than a button buck arrived. Then a big8 inch spike that had one side missing already. Next a nice 6 pt comes out, he feeds quite awhile and keeps looking back where he came from. Its starting to get dark and then a nice buck comes out. He is about 110 yards, I check him out with the binocs to see if he is a shooter. I decide to take him ,so I get my Encore on him and touch it off. No flagging and he is going as fast as he can !!
I get out and close up the windows on my blind,then head down to look for him. I walk into the tall grass looking for blood and I jump him up about 10 yards from me, he goes busting ass across the field! Now I'm thinking did I hit him or what it was getting so dark I couldn't find any blood. I looked around a little and decide to come back in the morning since its about 20 degrees out.
I tell my hunting partner about it and he goes with me the next day. Were walking to where I jumped him, and I say he should have crossed right in here. I look down and there is a blood trail, to shorten the story ,he only went about 120 yards total from whereI jumped him. 7mm-08 with 140 grain Sierra boattail did its job.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:08 PM
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Re: First Handgun Buck

I added a picture of my Encore
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:46 AM
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Re: First Handgun Buck

Congrats! I struck out this year, I do like the pistol option though.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:18 AM
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Very happy for you-Congrats!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:29 PM
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Re: First Handgun Buck

Congrates! Nice buck, good shooting and thank you for sharing.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:27 PM
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Re: First Handgun Buck

That's great I did the same thing here in the people's republic of ny
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