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    .410 Project Field Testing

    Couldn't hardly wait to try this .410 project out this morning. Was a bit odd hunting with a scoped shotgun after years of only using a bead. I saw 9 deer today, most were well out of shooting range. At 11:30 I saw two adult does slipping through the woods about 70 yards below me. They worked from my right to left and I just knew they were not going to get close enough for a shot. About the time they were directly in front of me they started up the slope towards me. I pulled back the hammer and started trying to follow them in the scope. I did OK until they were about 40 yards out. The two never stopped moving and were coming to me head on and downhill from my position. I finally got on the one and told myself to keep her in the scope. At about 15 yards she saw me and turned to my left. Not quite broadside, still quartering towards me pretty hard, but close enough. I settled the crosshairs on the base of her neck and pulled the trigger. The shot hit just a tad high. Went in the neck and exited behind the shoulder on the other side taking out the one lung. She hit the ground at the shot and hardly even twitched. Not the broadside double lung shot I wanted to get to test this guns performance. But, I had to take what I was given. Pretty happy with the results today.
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    well seems to me it all worked just fine, and Congrats to you on a fine doe there
    now for that big buck!

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    Congrats Dick. That is a great looking doe. I was going to call you today to see how it went after I got off work but ended up taking a nap.

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    Very well done, congrats
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    Very Nice Toter!! Meat in the freezer!! Great story also. Congrats!
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    Very nice buddy!!!! Glad to see that everything worked out nicely for you!!!! See!!!!..... even though it's gun season ya had one within range of your xbow if you has been using it instead of the .410. You keeping that one or are you giving it away as usual?.......almost coon hunting time buddy!!!!!
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    Thanks for the congrats guys. This proves only one thing, you can teach an old dog new tricks. As much as I like bowhunting I did miss hunting with a gun. I'm surprised it took me this long to think of using a .410.

    I gave the deer to my stepson that was up from WV hunting with me. And to be honest SG the range was close enough for the crossbow, but I never would have taken the shot I did with it. Quartering towards me and shooting for the neck wouldn't have been feasible.
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    Well I'm out in the blind now, saw a monster at first light but he slipped into the blur of trees. No other day today so far.
    Enjoy your hunt- the long sit......... the cold.......the rain and snow......the peace and quiet, it may just be your last hunt........... you never know.

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    Hey Dick....way did toy come home early???.......what happened to those Saturday/Sunday all day sits? I know you got the doe......but why not stay and try for your buck??
    Enjoy your hunt- the long sit......... the cold.......the rain and snow......the peace and quiet, it may just be your last hunt........... you never know.

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    Congrats Dick, nice looking doe. As I said before, good deal around.
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