The .62 is blooded

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

pamtnman

Hunt to Live
MLF Supporter
Joined
Mar 18, 2013
Messages
388
Reaction score
347
Location
Central PA
In the hinterlands of NW Clinton County today, tiptoeing through the wet leaves meant walking up to a young doe pawing for acorns and getting to wait for the perfect angle. The 335-grain ball put her right down. It did not pass through, so hopefully it can be recovered. A prior deer probably escaped unscathed, though despite the far distance between us I still can’t admit I missed her. We looked all over and did not find her, or blood or hair.
Anyhow, Wheland’s heavy bore stopping rifle worked great and was blooded today. It was exciting.
3C6ADAFB-2060-4372-8B91-92ECE8979AFD.jpeg
 

kemart17

36 Cal.
Joined
Apr 5, 2015
Messages
276
Reaction score
96
In the hinterlands of NW Clinton County today, tiptoeing through the wet leaves meant walking up to a young doe pawing for acorns and getting to wait for the perfect angle. The 335-grain ball put her right down. It did not pass through, so hopefully it can be recovered. A prior deer probably escaped unscathed, though despite the far distance between us I still can’t admit I missed her. We looked all over and did not find her, or blood or hair.
Anyhow, Wheland’s heavy bore stopping rifle worked great and was blooded today. It was exciting. View attachment 100175
:thumb:
 

pamtnman

Hunt to Live
MLF Supporter
Joined
Mar 18, 2013
Messages
388
Reaction score
347
Location
Central PA
Thank you, men. It feels good to know other people appreciate what makes us here tick inside.
This is my first percussion rifle, and what a huge difference it makes in any kind of damp weather.
When I returned to camp last night, a bear was poking around the back yard. So I’ll try to find it later today. It’s foggy out, so I’m house-bound until it clears up. I will report back to you all here.
 

Col_Houston

32 Cal
Joined
Feb 20, 2021
Messages
32
Reaction score
32
Thank you, men. It feels good to know other people appreciate what makes us here tick inside.
This is my first percussion rifle, and what a huge difference it makes in any kind of damp weather.
When I returned to camp last night, a bear was poking around the back yard. So I’ll try to find it later today. It’s foggy out, so I’m house-bound until it clears up. I will report back to you all here.
Back straps tonight, bear chili tomorrow! That sounds like a great place to be! 😉Best of luck on that bear!
 

Latest posts

Top