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BuffcoBuffco Senior MemberPosts: 6,244 Senior Member
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Awesome!!! Everyone is kicking some butt out there this weekend. I like it.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Eastern NebraskaPosts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Great work, Buffy! With an open-sighted lever gun no less. What was the distance?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Excellent! Them youngsters are some good eatin'!
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,705 Senior Member
    Button buck, methinks? Sweet! My rack actually managed to top somebody!:jester:

    Sweet deal Buffy! :cool2:
    WWJMBD?

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    Nice!
    How about some details!!!!!!!!
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Corvallis, OregonPosts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Congatulations!
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  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member NW OhioPosts: 2,044 Senior Member
    :that:
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Thanks all. Finally broke my 4 year dry spell.

    Yes, it's a button buck but I didn't know that at the time. This hunt is special because I've finally bloodied my late, great Uncle Mac Lloyd's rifle. He passed away in '93 or '94 and my mama's brother let me have my pick of the 20 or so guns he had.

    This is the same rifle that Teach advised me on CeramaCoat. The "Toaster Oven" rifle.

    The deer was 30, maybe 40 yards away. The shot was too far back, but it destroyed his liver. Also stomach. Bits of leaves everywhere. Of course, the bullet was a pass through, and the deer hopped away in a wide circle. What was odd was he seemed to have little to no control of his front legs so I initially thought I had blown his shoulders out. It's so cotton pickin thick that I was mostly hearing him hop around. He was moving slow enough, though, that you could have ran him down, or even fast walked him down. Strange that a liver shot did that. The lungs were intact and I didn't bother looking at the heart.

    He's small, but only the second smallest I've ever shot. My first deer was a "suitcase" deer.... You could tote her with all four feet clenched in one hand.

    I learned that in thick areas like I was hunting, with close shots, even the larger holed peep sight is too small. Next time, i'll just unscrew the aperture and use the thing as a ghost ring.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Oh, the left side of the deer is the impact side. (the side you see in the pic) The deer was quartering away, so the bullet exited just aft of the lungs, opposite side.

    That's one reason the entry wound in the picture looks so far back. It still was lethal, but I'd like to have lunged him.

    I'm just proud to have finally joined the ranks of those who have used the venerable .30-30 to put meat on the table.
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    buffy that deer looks good with that lever action rifle
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member God's countryPosts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Good score and cool you used that rifle. Also good call on the ghost ring thingy...
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    I too have taken exactly one deer with the .30-30 Winchester in a Mdl 94. Grew up hunting with my dad's many a time. Ended up owning my uncle's 94. Took a doe with it years ago for nostalgia. Haven't hunted much with it since.

    Oh wait, I did take a bobcat with it once as well.

    Cool, handy, lightweight rifle.
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I too have taken exactly one deer with the .30-30 Winchester in a Mdl 94. Grew up hunting with my dad's many a time. Ended up owning my uncle's 94. Took a doe with it years ago for nostalgia. Haven't hunted much with it since.

    Oh wait, I did take a bobcat with it once as well.

    Cool, handy, lightweight rifle.

    Cool, so have I!

    No, the bobcat I took was with my dad's Marlin 336, 30-30. I'll continue to use it as long as I hunt in this area. There's no need for a scoped rifle. And it is nice to handle the shorter, lighter rifle.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Good score and cool you used that rifle. Also good call on the ghost ring thingy...

    Yep, I think so.
    buffy that deer looks good with that lever action rifle

    Thanks.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member In the sticks, OHPosts: 5,617 Senior Member
    Nice work, Buffco! Good little buck, ought to taste great. Sweet rifle, the inlays are cool. Extra cool to take a deer with an heirloom.
    :beer:
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,564 Senior Member
    Congrats Buff

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member WyomingPosts: 8,566 Senior Member
    Congrats on ending the dry spell and using a special rifle to do so:win:
    Ernie

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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Buffy......you still gut-shot Bambi you cruel man you.....:tooth: J/K.....good score!
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    The 'gut-shot' could happen to anyone on a quartering away shot, in thick brush. It's hard to imagine where the 'sweet spot' is, from the rear, and even harder to hit it with a peep sight and low-light conditions. It's meat in the freezer, though. and none wasted - good job. :applause:
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Nice Buffy, I'd rather have one like that than a 10 pointer.
  • shootershooter Senior Member IllinoisPosts: 1,186 Senior Member
    Congrats and welcome to the ranks of 30-30 venison getters. I'm a model 94 fan with four of them. The inlays on your stock and forend look great. How about a close-up shot of that rifle?
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member crusted in sandPosts: 5,797 Senior Member
    Congrat's Buff! Once you start beating the brush with a lever gun it will grow on you. I've shot more deer with my beat up marlin 30-30 than all my other rifles combined and I still hunt primarily with lever guns and open sighted revolvers.
    snake284 wrote: »
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Miami, FL almost in the USA ;)Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    :up:

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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Thanks, all. My three year old daughter asked me this morning about the "reindeer". I told her I turned it into meat.

    She seemed excited that we were going to eat it.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member A true 'Southerner'. NZPosts: 8,403 Senior Member
    Excellent hunt and with a classic rifle. Glad you are following in your Uncles footsteps. I have no doubt that this would put a smile on his lips.

    If you need any recipes ( a deer that size is perfect for eating) I will hunt out some good kiwi ones.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Very good Buff
  • timctimc Senior Member TexasPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Awesome! Nice to see you got over your dry spell. Looks like a lot of people doing well this year, I hope I'm as lucky. We still have couple weeks to wait.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,760 Senior Member
    Congrats, nice table deer for sure. Lever guns are some kind of fun.

    Sako
  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member NW OhioPosts: 2,044 Senior Member
    Thanks for the info Buffco. Great that you got to use your uncles rifle. It makes the hunt just that more special. Nice looking deer! :up:
    Refusing to conform to the left wing mantra of political correctness by insisting on telling the truth does not make you a loud mouth.
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Congrats Buffy for having the opportunity and coming through with it. And Zee I know what you mean. I have had this 30-30 for right at 30 years and don't use it near enough. It's a good killer for the hunting I do. Mine's an Angle Eject so I put my old Redfield 4x on it. It's perfect for me. I just never take it out except for a once a year trip to the range.
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