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7mm Weatherby Strikes Again

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7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:08:46 PM »
I finally scored, and got myself a big body 8 pt whitetail deer.

Yesterday I took the day off to go hunting, feeding times were going to be real good both AM & PM. Sat in the stand all morning, and all I got to see were fat squirrels, and nothing more. The afternoon came around, and I was in my stand by 4:30. Around 6 PM, I was texting with my wife, and out of nowhere there was doe standing no more than 10 yds to my right. I put the phone away, and stayed motionless for which seem an eternity. Then another doe pops up from the same area. Since it was still early, I decided to pass on the does, and wait a little longer. I told my wife I had two does, and her text was "shoot one" LOL!!! The does walked the length of the field (about 265 yds), and stayed on the far corner for almost 20 min. They both turn around, and started heading my way. I told myself that if they got to the feeder, I would shoot one.

As I'm checking the does, I noticed that one is looking in my general direction, but not quite looking at me. So, I turned my head slowly to my left, and there Mr. Buck stood less than 10 yds away. He was looking straight at the does, and not moving. Seems like an eternity had passed, and finally the buck decided to move in the directions of where the does where standing. He was walking away, and I didn't have a shot. Finally at around 85 yds the buck turned around, and stood broad side. I aligned the cross hairs and press on the trigger until the shot surprised me. As I reloaded, I noticed that the deer was standing there not moving. I'm like WTF, I couldn't have missed. As I'm about to hit him again, he takes about 10 normal steps, and then he wobbles and fell to the ground. He was down for good.

Took him to get process, and the owner of the place estimated his weight 185-190 lbs. I'm very happy, and wife is happy that we have venison in the freezer. Life is good.

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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 07:39:03 PM »
Way to go!
Sorry... Yesterday was the last and final day for any and all complaints whatsoever.

I try to avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 08:05:56 PM »
Congrats Oscar. Real nice heavy bodied 8 pt. Good looking camo too.
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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 08:11:43 PM »
Nice Buck, congratulations!
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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 08:17:17 PM »
That is a good un Oscar.Way to keep the wife happy. ;D Congrats.Thanks for the story of the hunt.What is the camo you are wearing?
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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2018, 08:35:50 PM »
Congrats on a good one Oscar. What ammo you using in your 7mm Wby? Do you have a photo of you with the deer in the bush? Like a trophy photo taken in the bush?
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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 08:36:53 PM »
Hey now! Congrats! Couple of questions for you:

1. Where exactly did you hit him and what ammo were you using? That ALWAYS gives me the heebie-jeebies when they do what you described.

2. What sort of stand/ blind were you using? As I mentally picture your story I can see myself in a ground blind some of the time and an elevated stand overlooking an open field at others.

Congrats again!
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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 08:50:39 PM »
Nice Buck :)

Is that Canadian Digital camo?
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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 03:08:02 AM »
Nice buck!! Congratulations
Mike

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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 03:17:15 AM »
Nice deer.Thanks for sharing the hunt with us.
Sorry... Yesterday was the last and final day for any and all complaints whatsoever.

I try to avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Everyone has a photographic memory.Some just don't have film.

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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 03:35:31 AM »
Nice buck 👍🏻
Best Regards, Mike

Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2018, 03:50:44 AM »
Very Nice! 

Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2018, 04:03:14 AM »
Beauty buck and hunt.......congrats!!


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Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2018, 06:39:06 AM »
Congratulations Oscar, that's a really nice buck.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2018, 07:10:20 AM »
awesome,  8)  good job Oscar

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