Last Friday's hunt.

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  1. Oct 30, 2018 #1

    Britsmoothy

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    Enjoying the fall is best.
    I love it. The modern world is to fast for me so I grab every opportunity to reconnect with the real earth and slow down some.
    The fast lock of this artax manton makes is so much rewarding in the hunting woods.
    I loaded large shot today and still experimenting with fine powder all be it reduced charges I will let the photos speak.
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    congratulations! (is that a wolfhound in the background?)
     
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    Nice mix bag of game, if you don't mine me asking, about how many acres do you hunt on. Seens to be a lot of different game
     
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  5. Oct 30, 2018 #5

    Britsmoothy

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    No sir, whippet cross X Belington terrier.

    B.
     
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    Britsmoothy

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    Thanks.
    Can hunt on about 5000 acres (broken up). Next to no deer!
    I don't mind small game. Means I gotta shoot more often :)

    B.
     
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    And, small game is a lot easier to carry out of the woods and back to your transportation.
     
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    What a hunt!!!!!
     
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    That looks fun! Pheasants and rabbits, awesome table fare! Sometimes "next to no deer" means next to no competition from the masses, which makes for a more peaceful day.
     
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    Very nice!! Looks like you two are really enjoying the season. The pictures sure did a lot of speaking. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Just how fine is the fine powder you're experimenting with Nate?

    Best regards, Skychief.
     
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    Britsmoothy

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    Well at the fear of getting somes panties all knotted up my friend it's what they call fine over here and I can vouch for it being way finer than fff.
    I bought it when there was little choice but hate it just sitting there because of the lore ' thout shalt not use 4f in the's gone'!
    So I have been experimenting.
    Generally it looks ok with good velocities with 3/4 volume charges (+/-).

    Put it this way, if its all I can get I know now I can get by.

    B.
     
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    You are quite a hunter and quite a shot. That is an impressive bag of smaller game.
     
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    Nice shooting I wish we had small game here. I grew up hunting rabbits and pheasants, in New Jersey if you can believe it. Over here in the Pocono Mts. of Pennsylvania we hunt squirrels, once in a while we will get a rabbit. I haven't seen a grouse in a couple of years, and pheasants have gone extinct. I sure do envy you.
     
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    Britsmoothy

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    Don't envy me friend.
    I have no deer here. I can't own a frontloader rifle to hunt with here, only to shoot paper IF I am in a club! Paper gravy is thin and tastes disgusting!

    By law should one encounter a deer a ball from a smooth bore is illegal ( but we will worry about that come the time) but as the laws were written by uneducated experts the definition of which is: X= the unknown factor and PERT= erect nipple I shall ignore their opinion.
    Thanks y'all.
     
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    Awesome hunt!
     
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    A man after my own heart.
     
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    Nice mix bag very nice gun.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2018 #18

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    Brit,
    I have always admired your hunting and shooting skills. Now, I see a new side to you - "we will worry about that come the time".

    I just toasted you with a very nice Rye! A true man of spirit!

    Richard/Grumpa
     
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    With small game, I don't see how you can do better than your usual excellent performance.
     
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