Author Topic: Small 8 to breaks the ice  (Read 2540 times)

Online wattlebuster

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2061
Small 8 to breaks the ice
« on: November 20, 2019, 05:17:45 PM »
Monday was Bama's opener for the season an I had a small 8 pt volunteer to be the first to jump in the freezer this yr. Went after work. Got on stand at 3:30 an introduced him to my Joe Schell woodsrunner 62 at 4:15 he dropped at the shot an flopped around like a fish out of water for a few yards. Got my hopes for a big 10 pt that I know is in the area but if I see him im sure it will take the rut to make him move in daylight.




Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

Online smylee grouch

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7779
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 05:56:15 PM »
Nice shot!  :)

Offline Eric Krewson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2202
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 05:58:32 PM »
Good way to open things up. I was ready to go but twisted my ankle and am waiting on some healing so I can get down in the woods, maybe next week, I hope.

Offline Tilefish

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 173
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 06:01:32 PM »
Beautiful buck way to go.Nice shot placement also. How far was the shot.
Chad

Offline MuskratMike

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2228
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 07:22:37 PM »
Nice job! Caliber and load used please. Don't need to send the back straps (that would be greedy) a nice roast will do.
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Online wattlebuster

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2061
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 07:23:25 PM »
Beautiful buck way to go.Nice shot placement also. How far was the shot.

Id say between 25 to 30 yds
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

Online wattlebuster

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2061
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2019, 07:26:18 PM »
Nice job! Caliber and load used please. Don't need to send the back straps (that would be greedy) a nice roast will do.

62 cal rifle. 80 gn ffg pushing a beargreased .020 pillowtick around a 600 self molded ball
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

Offline Brokennock

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 659
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 07:40:00 PM »
Nice deer, nice shot, great gun. Congratulations.

Offline Daryl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15361
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2019, 08:26:57 PM »
Excellent wattlebuster.  Good job, all round.
Daryl

"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears" King George V

Offline EC121

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1596
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2019, 09:37:33 PM »
I'm hoping to blood my .54 Schell woodsrunner this week.  Tried Monday but got in the wrong stand.  I could see'em but not shoot'em.  I have a couple of .62 rifles.  Did 80gr push the ball through the deer?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 09:42:43 PM by EC121 »
Brice Stultz

Offline hanshi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5316
  • My passion is longrifles!
    • martialartsusa.com
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2019, 10:23:15 PM »
That's actually a nice buck, wattle.  Haven't been out myself so far; not used to this rotten Northeast weather.  You have a very nice rifle. 
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.

Offline sqrldog

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 985
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2019, 12:38:43 AM »
Nice buck Allen maybe one will come way this week. Hope the big ten slips up and shows for a shot. Stay after them.

Online wattlebuster

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2061
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2019, 12:59:03 AM »
Thanks guy's. Brice I have shot quite a few things over my 6 or seven yrs since switching to a 62 cal an 80 gn load an have yet to recover a ball. Now understand all my hunting shots are 60 yds an under with the major majority being 25 to 30 range so 80 gns is a plenty but I really like the size holes them 600 balls punch. Ive yet to run into anything that take it an the few that have ran have left blood trails a dummy like me can follow. The furthest I can remember one going is about 40 yds or so an there was a red trail leading right to him
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

Offline msellers

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 599
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2019, 01:11:27 AM »
Not many medium size animals would make it far when the wheelhouse is gone with that size hole. The fluid shock alone would probably kill the deer.
Mike

Offline Skychief

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 650
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2019, 05:21:26 AM »
Excellent all the way around Allen!

Congratulations and hope you run into the 10 you know of.

All the best, Skychief.

Offline John SMOthermon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 538
  • John SMOthermon
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2019, 11:50:07 PM »
Congrats Allen on another fine Alabama Whitetail!

Stay after emí I canít wait too see that 10 point stretched out!
Smo

Good Luck & Good Shootin'

Offline Sparkitoff

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 53
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2019, 04:03:33 PM »
Good looking buck and nice rifle. My youngest son uses a .62 for everything because he likes the big hole and obvious blood trail. He also uses 80 grains, but has one with .610 and one with .626 ball.  You have a winning combination for sure.  Good work.

Smokey Plainsman

  • Guest
Re: Small 8 to breaks the ice
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2019, 02:26:27 PM »
Very nice Bambino. That rifle is stunning and I love the bag and horn, what a great combo.