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A Leash of Yotes!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 28,060 Senior Member
Or a brace and a half. Whichever you prefer. 

Again, I went for pigs tonight. Chased a band of 7 around the field but the plethora of deer present kept running interference for the pigs. 

They were constantly between me and the pigs and as they spooked, the pigs moved further away. Finally disappearing into the brush. 

There was a pack of 5 yotes laying in the field and I walked up on them. Another pack started calling in the distance and these stood up. I layed down and found one in my scope about 150 yards away. 

Centered on the chest and “click”!!!!  My first ever malfunction with a handload. Don’t know if it was the round or the gun, but I ejected the round and loaded another. Centered on the broadside chest and dropped the first one. 

Planned to my left and found another standing quartering to and dropped him as well. 

Stood up and looked around. Crap!  There was another to my left!  Got prone and moved the gun. Found him facing me and dropped him as well. 

3 out of 5 ain’t bad for yotes. 





All young adults and apparently not too bright. 

Sometimes life lessons are hard. 



The short .308 Win and 168gr ELD-Match keep doing a superfluous job. 

Darn it. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Triple play!

    I had one this year. Bad primer CCI.. No harm no foul.

    You have way more experience than me, but a bolt assembly for a bolt action rifle is about as rugged and reliable a mechanism as Ive ever seen.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Eastern NebraskaPosts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Damn you!  You let the smart ones live.  Now they’re going to be harder to kill. 

    Seriously though - very nice job.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Triple play!

    I had one this year. Bad primer CCI.. No harm no foul.

    You have way more experience than me, but a bolt assembly for a bolt action rifle is about as rugged and reliable a mechanism as Ive ever seen.
    Upon further examination this morning, I think it was my fault. 

    There is no strike on the primer worth anything to suggest a dud primer. There is no evidence to suggest a broken or malfunctioning firing pin as the subsequent  3 rounds show perfect ignition. 

     

    All I can assume, is that in my haste to put the gun down and assume the prone position in the dark, I inadvertently lifted the bolt enough to take the gun out of battery but allow the firing pin to drop. 

    It’s a very small window for that to happen, but a window none the less. 

    That’s my guess. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Damn you!  You let the smart ones live.  Now they’re going to be harder to kill. 

    I like a challenge. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    The handle on my 700 mnt gun was always catching on my vest and lifting slightly. I developed a nervous habit of checking it. The lock down is a nice feature, but Im sure I could figure out a way to cause a problem with it.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,280 Senior Member
    Way to stack them up...young coyote can be quite naieve but they sure do get educated fast...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,821 Senior Member
    Young coyotes or not, that's an impressive feat right there!

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Young coyotes or not, that's an impressive feat right there!

    Mike
    I’ve gotten two on a few occasions. 

    That’s my first triple. 

    Gotta love darkness and suppressors. 😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Young coyotes or not, that's an impressive feat right there!

    Mike
    I’ve gotten two on a few occasions. 

    That’s my first triple. 


    Keep practicing, you are getting the hang of it :)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,280 Senior Member
    The most I have ever seen killed at one time was five, by my Cousin....we called in a family group and he got them all...with a bolt gun....three of them were running shots....the guy is a phenomenal shot and knows how to run a gun..


    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,309 Senior Member
    Nice!  Very good shooting!

    too bad about the pigs, though.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    I f you leave the yotes lie, will the pigs come back and eat them?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Nice!  Very good shooting!

    too bad about the pigs, though.
    I’ll go back and get them. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    I f you leave the yotes lie, will the pigs come back and eat them?
    Between the buzzards and Caracaras, they’ll be gone in a couple days. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    I f you leave the yotes lie, will the pigs come back and eat them?
    Between the buzzards and Caracaras, they’ll be gone in a couple days. 
    Just curious how omniverous the hogs are when it comes to yotes
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member WyomingPosts: 8,566 Senior Member
    Three in row is just amazing!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
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