400yd English Fox!!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ray toy, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. ray toy

    ray toy Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Hi Everyone haven't posted much but really love the site with all the great stories and information on here!!!
    Thought i would share a recent hunting story!!!
    My buddy and myself arranged a evening hunt for Roebucks ( as they are in season at the moment in England ) . so he picked me up in his jeep and headed for the farm which was a 15 minute drive!!
    On arrival at the Farm i noticed some fields had been cut recently for silage and that there was a Red Fox hunting for chopped up bits of mice in the field!!
    I beckoned my mate to bring his jeep into the field and he parked up ready for me to set up on the jeep roof!!!
    I got my rifle ( a custom Sako 6PPC ) set up on the roof and then took a reading with my Leica BRFs and the Fox ranged at 400 - 398yds!!!
    There was 3 crows in the field which were teasing the Fox and he chased them off then got back to the mousing!!
    I re-ranged him when he settled and he ranged 400yds and a 3mph wind coming from 3 o'clock!!!!
    I dialed in the compensation for the drop / wind / angle and then chambered a round!!!
    I waited for the Fox to turn side on and after a few minutes a crow called and the Fox turned side on and i placed the crosshares on the center of the Foxes shoulder and then sent the 65 V-max on its way!!!
    Before the rifle even moved i seen the Fox rollover stone dead!!!
    We then drove over to pick the Fox Up , i walked over to pick up the Fox up and on inspection the bullet had entered the center shoulder and exited at the rear of the other shoulder!!!

    [​IMG]
    Some other pictures of the view..............
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Been really pleased with the 6PPC not just as a varmint round but as a hunting round too!!!
    Thanks for reading and all the the best from England!!!!!
    RAY................................................
     
  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    674
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Nicely done, lovely looking country.

    Stu.
     

  3. 6BRBB

    6BRBB Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Hi Ray,
    Very nice pictures indeed. What wonderful rolling countryside.

    Up until recently I varmint hunted here in New Zealand with a 6BR with 87 grain V-max's doing about 3000fps. Have now replaced the 6BR with a 20BR (same windage but half the elevation etc). My longest hit with the 6BR was about 350yards on a magpie [Australian Whiteback Magpie]. These if you are not familiar with them are not too much smaller than a crow. In Aust I understand they are protected, but here in NZ they do so well we treat them the same way as rabbits!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,359
    Joined:
    May 2, 2001
    Nice going and what a beautiful place to hunt!
     
  5. ray toy

    ray toy Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Thanks for the replies lads!!!!!
    I bet you have some beautiful scenery where you are too!!!
    6BRBB , a very nice picture of a magpie too!!! , we can shoot them here in England too!!!
    Just the other night my good friend Martin shot 3 with his custom Remmy in 6BR - he was using 75 V-max!!!!!!!!!!
    All the best from England...........
    RAY.....................................................
     
  6. cooperman223

    cooperman223 Member

    Messages:
    15
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Hey up Ray, nice to bump into you over here,
    welcome to the site
    john.
     
  7. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    636
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Beautiful country you have there! Great shooting too!
     
  8. ray toy

    ray toy Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005

    Hey great to see you here too buddy!!!!!!!!
    Cracking site!!!!!!!!!!!
    All the best.............
    RAY.............................
     
  9. ray toy

    ray toy Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Thankyou!!!!
    We are very fortunate to have such scenery!!! , i bet you have some cracking scenery where you are too!!!
    All the best...........
    RAY.......................
     
  10. northernchris

    northernchris Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Good going Ray!! and not a melon is sight.
     
  11. ray toy

    ray toy Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Hi Chris ,
    Great to see you here too!!!!
    Sorry for late reply , been up to Wales for a varminting holiday with Dave!!!
    All the best..................
    RAY...........................
     
  12. cooperman223

    cooperman223 Member

    Messages:
    15
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    It looks like you boys been having too much fun,

    Lets go get you one Dave lol.
     
  13. jamie 22/250

    jamie 22/250 Member

    Messages:
    21
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    nice countryside ray is that cornwall by the look of it :cool: very nice and craclking shot