1. 1tonpower

    1tonpower Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try and keep this as sort as I can. I just got this rifle at the end of December, a savage 110FCP in 300wm topped with a vortex HRS 6-24. I started working up a load for 215g Bergers last month. I found what works for me and the rifle. Starting them at 2930fps,10fps Es using H1000. Since then I've been working on the drop card.. i have hits on milk jugs at 450,580,932 and 972. Pleased with my results and confident on how it's shooting I decided to go out today and practice in the wind. As I got closer to my shooting area I stopped to check the wind speed,12-15 steady gusting to 20. then slowly started to drive up to the target area to set up. that's when I saw this guy at 200 yards down low between two hill. I shopped and he looked like he was going to run then just continued walked in his direction of travel. Dead away me.. by the time I got my k2000 out he was at around 300.. my rifle was safely tucked under my back seat, with the bipod on the floor... I managed to get the Harris attached and round loaded.. I ranged again.. 350 and still on the move... I lay down and give a whoop... scope was still on 6power:/
    I crank it to 18 where and get back on him.. give a whoop!. he stopped and turns right, looking at me..I guess he's close to 400 now, I hold on his flank and send it.. boom. He jumps and turns 180* and runs... try's to any how.. I loose sight of him over a hill.. I standup in time to see him roll up... i then drive up to closer and got out with my little guy and lab to let her work then sent... needless to say I didn't get a chance to practices today..

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    1tonpower Well-Known Member

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    The next best thing was seeing his look of confusion in response to my excitement of contacting...he was sitting calmly in his seat wathing everything.. he'll be 4 in April.

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  3. HARPERC

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    Pretty cool!
     
  4. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you just indoctrinated a new hunter. What a trooper. Congratulations!
     
  5. 1tonpower

    1tonpower Well-Known Member

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    This is hard him a few weeks ago when I was shooting at the milk jugs.. he was in the truck watching.. he came up with this set up on his own.. makes you wonder what a 3 year old thinks about

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  6. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    IMO, he is just imitating his idol. :Dgun)
     
  7. geo4061

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    Check that grin out. It just does not get any better.
     
  8. 1tonpower

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    Not bad for my first time skinning a coyote.. I'll look nice on the wall
     
  9. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Just found a tannery in Denton,Texas. Give them a try if your close. $85 plus tax. North Texas Tannery 940-898-1300
     
  10. Monttrap04

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    Nice work on the dog. Looks like your boy is having a good time!

    Moyle Mink and Tannery in Heyburn, ID does a nice job on pelts but you need to be sure to flesh them and dry them properly. I don't believe they will accept green pelts.
     
  11. 1tonpower

    1tonpower Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the north east...
     
  12. Monttrap04

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    Pelts can be shipped anywhere in the US with no issues.