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    Game cams have been showing a LOT of afternoon activity in one of my greenfields. Wife managed to get 1/2 day off today, so we went hunting.

    About 1600, I hear her shoot. get my stuff packed up and head her way. She's standing outside the shooting house (aka box blind) when I pull up. She shows me where it was standing at the shot (~35 yards away) tells me it ran across the field, the down the edge and then back across that leg of the field and behind the hay barn.

    She follows its path looking for blood, and I head down to where it went behind the barn.

    She's practicing her tracking, following its blood trail, and I see it in the weeds behind the barn.

    If you remember, I changed her load from 125 Nosler Ballistic tips to the Midsouth bulk 300 BO 125gr solid copper hollow points in her Ruger compact 308, to test them before I let grandson start using them in the 300 BO I am building. Loaded down to ~2300fps. Deer was at a VERY slight quartering away angle. Bullet entered into the "pocket" behind his front left leg and exited out the center of the right shoulder.

    Bullet left a quarter sized exit wound. Deer ran ~65 yards and piled up.

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    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Re: Wife finally scores

    From the pic, it looks like she made an expert shot
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    Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    SS3, if you read this thread, it was the same field you hunted, and down the left (larger) side
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Re: Wife finally scores

    Looks like a darned good hit to me.

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    Thanks Mike, it was IMO

    It was within 1" of what I consider "perfect" shot placement

    She said she'd watched him feeding along the edge, with brush in the way, for 30 minutes before it finally came all the way out and gave her the shot she wanted
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Dead deer! Well executed!
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    Very nice----tell her nice shooting.

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    Thanks gentlemen

    Ned, she just chuckled
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    She hit that sucker pretty well perfectly. Very nice job!
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    Thanks Luis, I told her what you said, and she just smiled.

    From growing up on a dairy farm, she knew how to shoot when I met her. All I had to teach her was how to handle a 308 and where to shoot a deer.

    She learned well
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Way to go, nicely done.


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    Re: Wife finally scores

    Well done Mrs. Knight
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    Tell her that was a good hunt to wait on the shot, and a nice shot to wait for. Did she get her knife dirty?
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    Cool beans! Right nice shot, and mighty fine eatin' there, son!
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    Thanks guys

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    Did she get her knife dirty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Tell he congrats and nicely done!

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    Tell the wife congrats and well done.

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    Will do gentlemen, and thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Well done.
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    I concure with Zee, well done. Tell the lady, well done. A dead deer is a deer in the freezer. And that spells success.
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    Re: Wife finally scores

    Thank you gentlemen
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Great shot Mrs knitepoet.
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    Excellent result and great shot placement Paul. Pass on my congratulations to her.
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    Thank you both
    And I will Alec
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Congrats to your wife and her mentor!

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    Re: Wife finally scores

    Thank you sir
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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