Another SMK story

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 257speed, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

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    Took my son (7 years old) out to shoot his first deer. He studied hard to pass hunter safety and has practiced a bunch to shoot well. Second evening he took a doe at 97 yards (long range for a kid). 243 with 70gn SMK, 38 gns 4064. Perfect broadside hit. She ran 20 yards and dropped dead. Bullet hit a rib going in, took out both lungs and broke far rib, stopping just under skin in three pieces. One happy boy!

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  2. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a happy father too! Congrats to the both of you.
     

  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to you both.

    Did you keep the bullet (pieces) and if so can you get a few pictures??
     
  4. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Congradulate your son for me and congradulations as a father. Thanks for taking a kid hunting.
     
  5. Jimm

    Jimm Writers Guild

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    Way to go Speed !

    I have a similar pic with all 3 of my boys at that age. You are doing good man, spend all the time with him you can cause one day you'll look up and he'll be grown.

    Tell him I said " good shooting "

    Jim
     
  6. Fiftydriver

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    Looks like a great time was had. Best times in the field are with family.

    Congrats to you and your boy, hes off to a long big game hunting career!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  7. Brown Dog

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    Excellent! Congratulations both /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  8. 30-06 boy

    30-06 boy Well-Known Member

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    257,great job.kinda in a way makes me jealous .my wife and i are trying for a baby.and i want a son to take hunting also.try to keep him interested in hunting/spending outdoor time with him.the results from the love you show him will be a young man/son you can be proud of for years to come.
     
  9. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, he is already talking about the buck he is going to kill next year. His two younger brothers are waiting their turn now. He was definitely quick to learn the shooting and is a crack shot.
     
  10. Magnum man

    Magnum man New Member

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    Congratulations 257, to you and your son. Thank you for letting him experience the "Spirit of the Wild." Some unfortunate people never get the chance.