Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Deer Hunting


Trip to Scotland

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 5
Trip to Scotland

Hello from across the pond.

Last week I spent a few days up in not so sunny Scotland, its a 3 hour drive to the ground and the rain hardly let up all the way there.

I arrived early hours of the morning and got my head down in the luxury of the hotel hilux so I was on the ground first thing.

Due to the frost it was like walking on corn flakes, so after 2 hours of trying to be quiet I realised a new tactic was in order.

I made my way up to open clear fell and positioned myself lying down and started to scan down the valley, after a few moments I saw some slight movement around 360yds away. A doe and kid were feeding lower down in the valley. Not a huge distant away, but plenty far enough to drag back up the hill.

I steadied the Sako and dropped the Doe at about 334yds and then the kid. I waited for a while and decided to go and retrieve my quarry. The 6.5x47 120g bullet had hit the mark and dropped the doe on the spot the kid moving to its final resting place a few metres away. The Gralloch and trek back to the track was a mixture of swearing, sweat and tripping over broken tree stumps in that order before I neared the forest road. I hung the carcasses in a tree and continued down the firebreak road to locate the hilux.

I decided to have a break for a while and started to scan across one of the open rides. Fortunately for me the wind was still in my face and a young kid decided to show itself about 170 yds away. I watched for a while then took the shot. After a straight forward retrieve, I wandered back to the vehicle and drove back to pick up all the carcases.

Freezer would now be full for Christmas.
Rifle: Sako 6.5x47 Fluted border 8.5 twist barrel, Mcmillan stock.
Round 120g Pro hunter
load: 38.5g RL 15

Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
Trip to Scotland-img_0056.jpg   Trip to Scotland-img_0058.jpg  

Trip to Scotland-iphone-029.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 12-06-2013, 08:22 PM
    Gold Member
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Location: clearfield county , Pa
    Posts: 808
    Re: Trip to Scotland

    I enjoy seeing pictures and reading about these different places . thanks for sharing . Jim
    Reply With Quote

    Unread 12-06-2013, 08:35 PM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: May 2011
    Posts: 181
    Re: Trip to Scotland

    interesting place,great shooting
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 12-09-2013, 05:42 AM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Posts: 356
    Re: Trip to Scotland

    Where were you hunting in Scotland, Lambsey?
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 12-09-2013, 04:46 PM
    Junior Member
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Posts: 5
    Re: Trip to Scotland

    [QUOTE=Garycrow;888378]Where were you hunting in Scotland, Lambs

    Not far from Dumfries
    Reply With Quote


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 PM.

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