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Muzzleloader success!

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  • Muzzleloader success!

    Sat morning I was blessed to be able to have a chance at the biggest buck I've ever seen while hunting, and I made it count! A brute of a whitetail for Tennessee, this buck had(if you're into that sort of thing) 9 scoreable points, but old school he would be counted as an 11 pt. 147" score. I nearly died trying to get him out of the hills and hollers and after a 300 yd or so drag, I finally made it back to the truck. Just using pyrodex and 260 gr lead conical with black sabot, as I always have since I first started ML hunting years ago.
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shootin' stuff.

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    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shootin' stuff.

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    • #3
      Nice buck congrats. Bucks like that do not come around very often.

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      • #4
        Congratulations, that is a great buck.
        "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

        “Never Retreat...Just Reload.”

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        • #5
          Yessir, MUP a very nice one. Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            MUP, Very nice buck. I hope that drag was downhill and not uphill! That's some pretty steep terrain. It's not unlike where I hunt in WI. With age it becomes a bigger challenge as I'm sure you know. RD
            Every once in a while in life we need a policeman, a lawyer, a doctor and a preacher. We need a farmer three times a day, every day.

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            • #7
              Awesome! Great buck...congrats

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              • #8
                Outtttt Ssstanding!!!
                Nice deer mup
                Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui

                He who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a fool.
                He who knows not and knows he knows not is wise.

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                • #9
                  DANG that's a nice buck AND w/ muzzleloader TOO!
                  BallisticBRYAN

                  Wisconsin Hunter Safety Instructor
                  Started reloading with my Dad at age 10(1977)
                  It was my Father\'s Olds! Restoring a 1956 Olds 88

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                  • #10
                    Very nice buck indeed!
                    "We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing." Robert E. Lee

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rockydog View Post
                      MUP, Very nice buck. I hope that drag was downhill and not uphill! That's some pretty steep terrain. It's not unlike where I hunt in WI. With age it becomes a bigger challenge as I'm sure you know. RD
                      Thanks guys! RD, that was at the top of the ridge that he ran up after the shot. I actually thought I had missed! After he went about 120 or so yards, he stopped, looked around, took a few steps still looking around, then started a "death run" down the other side of the ridge. All together he ran about 200 yds. The shot was just a tad back, but good on height, lungs and liver were jelly, heart had a slit in it, maybe from the shot, maybe from the slip of the knife? Anyway, I ended up dragging about 300 yds, mostly downhill, but as you probably know, when it's that steep, they get hung up on every sapling and bush/tree on the way down. Best workout I've had in some time!

                      Pic shows exit side. 260 gr lead conical using a black sabot, over 77 weighed grains of Pyro.
                      The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
                      Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shootin' stuff.

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                      • #12
                        I'm using a 250 grain .452 semi wadcutter in a black Hornay sabot. They hit hard. Pretty much bang flop.

                        I've taken them down a steep hill in the snow. You have 2 choices. Let 'em run over you or get on top like riding a sled and ride down in style. RD
                        Last edited by Rockydog; 2 weeks ago.
                        Every once in a while in life we need a policeman, a lawyer, a doctor and a preacher. We need a farmer three times a day, every day.

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                        • #13
                          That would be great, till the first big tree stopped me!
                          The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
                          Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shootin' stuff.

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