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Offline Smo

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I fired my first shot ....
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:36:56 AM »
This Season and this Guy ran into the ball......



50 yard shot with the deer facing me, 70 grns of fffg Goex and a.530 roundball

Rifle by Tip Curtis.
Smo

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 02:44:18 AM »
Very nice!!
Congrats!  :D

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 03:12:24 AM »
Right place, right time, ready hunter.  Well done!
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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 03:17:42 AM »
So nice. I’ve taken a Doe. Haven’t even laid eyes on a mature buck yet. Thanks for posting.
-Bob

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 03:33:45 AM »
Good job on a nice deer., Quick kill should be a good eater.

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 03:34:57 AM »
Congratulations nice deer. Thanks for the picture.  Always enjoy looking at a nice mature buck even nicer with a flintlock laying on him.

Offline B.Barker

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 04:34:41 AM »
Yes siree that's a mighty fine busk you have there.

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 05:22:31 AM »
Well done. Congratulations.

Offline Don Steele

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 12:30:01 PM »
OUTSTANDING Smo...!!!
Glad you knocked down something useful this time.  ::)
(yea...there's a story to that comment)
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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 03:05:46 PM »
Thanks everyone, Don that is Ol’ Chain Breaker.... lol

Smo

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2019, 03:15:22 PM »
Congrats John. Good looking buck and rifle. Obviously lead does not agree with him.
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2019, 06:12:41 PM »
Yes- most certainly well done.
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Offline Don Steele

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2019, 07:11:02 PM »
I thought I recognized that rifle..!!
Of course it’s up to you my friend... but to some of us, she’ll always be “ Ol Chain Breaker”.
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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2019, 12:44:18 AM »
Unfortunately, I wasn't so lucky to have a deer run into the ball from my rifle this weekend. On the positive side, after we called it for the weekend today, I let my friends youngest son shoot his first flintlock. He loved it, and told his dad that he wants his own flintlock to hunt with from now on.
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Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2019, 01:52:21 AM »
Awesome Smo.  I got a few blows and heard a couple crash through the woods. Haha.  A successful hunt to me now adays is having the time to get out there.   

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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2019, 02:22:08 AM »
Awesome Smo.  I got a few blows and heard a couple crash through the woods. Haha.  A successful hunt to me now adays is having the time to get out there.

Actually had a buck I was watching at 200yds, but it never came closer and I didn't feel it an ethical shot. I was in Casey Co.
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2019, 02:41:02 AM »
Congrats Smo on a fine harvest. Does had me pinned down all weekend but a great hunt none the less.
aka “digger658”

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2019, 03:54:54 AM »
Thanks for the compliments Guys.

It was a fun hunt.
Smo

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2019, 05:28:00 AM »
Congratulations John on a fine looking buck!

Would you be willing to tell how the frontal shot worked in regards to penetration,  how far he went and the blood trail?

Happy for you friend, Skychief.

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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2019, 03:12:54 PM »
Sure Matt , the deer only ran 40 yards .

He piled up and expired quickly, due too the heat (70*) I didn’t do much of an exploratory autopsy....

The ball went thru the right lung, above the heart and there was no damage too the liver.

I didn’t see an exit wound, so the ball is still in there somewhere, hopefully the processor will recover it.

Smo

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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2019, 09:00:24 PM »
Once again my friend, congrats!

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2019, 11:44:03 PM »
That's a very nice buck you dropped, Smo.  It's so great when they vector in and collide with a lead ball you just happen to put out there.  Congratulations.
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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2019, 04:09:37 AM »
Sounds like that roundball did a wonderful job!  No surprise. 

Thanks for the details and congrats again.  Good luck loosing that smile on yer face bud. ;D


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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2019, 04:23:20 AM »
I can’t tell. Any more brow tines, or is he an eight pointer? About 4 yo? Nice buck.
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-Bob

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Re: I fired my first shot ....
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2019, 05:41:42 AM »
Thanks, he’s an 8 point The Wardens said he was 3.5 years old and weighed 147 field dressed according too their scales.

According too my 62 year old body it sure felt heavier while dragging and loading it.
Smo