Hands up please !

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Down Under Hunter, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Hands up if you have done this... Be honest..

    I recently saw a nice sambar stag that in the end I decided to pass on.. Took some good video , then went home happy. After reviewing the tape I realised I might have made a mistake and decided to go back and try for him.

    Went a couple of days later and he came out at dark and did not have enough light to make the 500 M shot.

    Went back again a few nights later after some rough weather and the first deer out happened to be this big boy. Forty five minutes before dark and 550 M away.. I was thinking that this would look good on camera. Dialled for 525 M .98 cos downhill. Made sure the deer was all centred up on camera and cranked 10 up and held dead on..

    Boooommm !! Whoooooosh ! echo......... Watched the deer jog into cover and thought it had to be a lung shot... Just could not have missed !!!

    Then I go to the instant reply.. Thanks to technology, replay the shot only to see the bullet go over his back by about 4 ft and blow a huge hole in the hill about 200 past him ??? What the... !

    Then it dawned on me. When I had pulled the gun out of the drag bag I noticed the turret dialled to 9 up. Not remembering having cranked it up the evening before I assumed it had walked itself in the bag and moved it to the zero again. In fact what I had done was go the 10 up ! So instead of dialling the 10 up on the target , I infact dialled 20 up and fired. Where's a zero stop when you need one hey !

    Going back tomorrow and plan on posting some happy snaps shortly !

    Now... Hands up if you have forgot to zero your scope turret.. Be honest !

    DUH
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I've had it happen with a miss "up" and "down". both times lost track of the numbers of revolutions I had turned the turret in order to get back to zero. One time I stopped one revolution above my zero and another time I cranked the turret down one extra revolution. Fortunately this makes for a clean miss.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    I used to use target turrets and after my twist off I switched to tactical turrets
    with covers and the problem was solved .

    Some people don't like them because you have to remove the caps when ready
    to make an adjustment.

    I find I always have the time because when I get set up I remove them and Wait
    for the shot and the range.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Been there, done that. But fortunately not on game. Knock on wood.
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I've done it more than once. :)
     
  6. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I'm guilty:)
     
  7. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Gloom, despair and agony on me, Yep I've done it but luckily not on game..........yet.

    In fact I'm going to check my turrets NOW!

    Thanks for the heads up.