Spring sambar show has started !

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Down Under Hunter, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Hi Boys,

    Been giving the sambar a fair going over in the last few weeks, with good numbers being seen on private land blocks. The grass is away and its my favourite time of the year to get after lazy stags taking advantage of the new growth.

    Arrived at my chosen vantage spot about 5.30 pm , around an hour beofre dark. A little after 6 pm had a string of hinds and calves pop through the old fence to mooch around in the lollie shop. I kept sweeping the bush line when a good size stag strolled out and stood against the fence , before leaping it and entering the playing field.

    Hitting him with the leica rangefinder put him in a sweet range of 400M so a quick dial up, no wind what so ever I lit the crosshair up on the NXS and settled for the shot.

    Boooomm Immediately I listen for the impact which echoes back with distiction and I know that he is in big trouble. I quickly jump back on the 15 x's to confirm his where abouts and catch him nose diving into the grass about 20 m from the impact spot.

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    The EDGE took him down to Chinatown !

    After getting with Brother inlaw on the phone we spend the next 2.5 hours lumping meat back to the truck which is a little over 1.5 kms away from the big stag.

    The antlers end up being a solid 26" model with nice tines and weight which I am very happy with. Its nice to finally take a stag on this block as I have seen alot of deer in the last two years without pulling the trigger.

    The Spring has only just begun too....

    DUH
     
  2. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

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    Great job and nice looking animal.
     
  3. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Good shot, great story, and a fine trophy.
    Please tell us about your rifle, what caliber and barrel and...
     
  4. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    My rifle is a Shawn Carlock 338 EDGE Canyon rifle. It shoots the 300 SMK. Topped with a NXS 5-22 x 56 it has proven to be a deadly combo on long range sambar work.

    DUH
     
  5. 300WSMMAD

    300WSMMAD Well-Known Member

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    Nice work DUH

    300SMK + 400 m = front end sausage meat :D

    Patience payed off, well done

    300WSMMAD
     
  6. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Good grief that looks like a big critter! Nice shootin' DUH.
     
  7. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting! Good to see that spring has arrived somewhere. I have had to call off my last two hunts due to the weather, and as I write this I am watching the snow falling. But at least the All Blacks beat the French :D.

    Stu.
     
  8. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Kiwi. Sounds a little cold over there mate !

    DUH
     
  9. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Not so much cold as crazy! Yesterday around lunch was 14-15C then snow yesterday evening, although it didn't settle. The hills were all covered with snow this morning and we had a frost and got to 16-17C by the afternoon.
    Will be fine for the rest of the week but then showers for the weekend!
    I'll get out for a hunt eventually, haven't pulled the trigger on a deer since April.

    Stu.
     
  10. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    DUH,
    Well done. Good to see you out and about.
    Nice stag.

    Not using the Rocky Mountain Bullets yet?
     
  11. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    No mate. I'm just short of time and dont want to do all the validation again.

    I got your email about your test and it suprised me greatly ??

    I might play around over the summer but I know exactly where the smk flys.. So in my book thats gold !

    What have you been up to mate ? Heard Herbie sold his edge ?? Whats with that ?

    DUH
     
  12. sniperboy

    sniperboy Well-Known Member

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    Nice stag there DUH, was up your side of town the other day, nice country up there. Well done.

    sniperboy
     
  13. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    DUH,
    PM sent.

    Off back packing into some rugged country this weekend. Catch up.
     
  14. WildRose

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    Great story and a beautiful animal. Hard for me to call anything that big a "deer" though HA!

    Sure would be nice if some would escape from the high fenced ranches in this state (if there are any) so we could have some sort of Elk Sized critter to hunt wild in Texas again.