I wanted to share a couple pics with you guys that are interested in lion hunting. I have had a few days off and wanted to shoot a lion with a old rifle I inherited last fall after my grandmother died.It is a 1908 model 92 winchester 25-20. the gun was my great grandfathers and when I got it there were 2 boxes of shells with it that were about as old as the rifle itself. I had to take the ladder sight off the rifle because it was bent so I used a box of shells getting it to shoot and decided to try to get a lion with it this winter. we found this track about noon today, the dogs did a good job and got the lion treed in short order. I made a easy 30 foot shot and this is the result. the first pic is of the burb stuck ( it seemed like a good idea at the time ) second is of the lion, dogs model 92 and me.
Of all my guns I have the biggest soft spot for my great-grandfathers Mod 92 in 25-20.
More than a few deer and one cow elk have fallen to it.
I once spent a month pulling my hair out trying to kill a smart battle-hardened ferrel tomcat that was causing me fits. I finally caght him making a run from the machine shed to the barn. That 25-20 rolled him on a dead run. Funnest thing I've ever done with my pants on.
There is something about lion hunting and getting vehicles in questionable places. When I was running a lot I had a couple routes that my buddies would got out and walk in place calling me all kinds of names for going there. But you can't tree cats without finding cat tracks
I tryed killing one with a old pistol cause I thought it would be cool and all went to hell and I ended up pistol whipping the lion in the mellon cause if I shot it would hit my hound in it's mouth. It's kinda fun to change it up, going to try a bow this year maybe, also did the black powder thing on them too.
Glad you guys like the pics, I killed my first deer when I was 12 with that model 92, that was 37 years ago. when I got it for good I decided if I could kill a lion with it I would hang it on the wall in camp ( rifle and lion ) and that's where it will stay. and by the way the suburban came out without any help.