Proud Father

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 4xforfun, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    Sorry...I couldn't resist.....and no respomce is necessary.

    I took my 9 year old Jr. PETA member out hunting last night. I always get a couple of extra doe tags, just in case. You can't get a license here until you are 14. He shot one last year and 2 years ago. I set up a little bait pile in an opening at about 180 yards. We had been using a remington VS in 220 Swift. I figured 180 was as far as I would push the 22 cal. Both were soild heart shots.


    This year I had converted the swift to a 6mm Dasher for 1 K comp. 105 berger VLD at 3050 fps. I took the MBR stock off and put the factory VS stock back on. I made him shoot a couple of groups at 300 just to make sure he was OK. 1.5 inch 5 shot groups at 300.....Good enough for me.

    This late in the season the big does get a little skiddish, and nothing but babys were showing up. Then, just before dark, I spotted a very nice doe and calf at 514 yards. We talked about the shot, I dialed up the correct yardage, and he took care of buisness.

    Doe ran about 50 yards and ended up in a pile.....perfect heart shot...big exit wound. I was a little worried about "enough gun" for that distance. I guess that I worried for nothing.

    Any way......I guess by re-reading this it sounds like I am gloating a little bit......I guess I am, but this feels better than any animal that I have ever shot at any distance.....and I truly am a.................................................

    PROUD FATHER!!:D
     
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Cool story, thanks for sharing :D
     

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent... A new long range hunter emerges, that's awesome
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Lucky boy...and father!
     
  5. chase

    chase Active Member

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    priceless
     
  6. HRstretch

    HRstretch Well-Known Member

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    Shoot, I would be gloating as well. Tell him way to go and to you too.
     
  7. Halfdoc

    Halfdoc Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff!:D
     
  8. eferry

    eferry Active Member

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    Right on man! Good Stuff... Best time you can spend with kids these days is outdoors. They remember these things for a lifetime. Cant wait til my son gets to be "of age."