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#184972 - 10/15/17 02:46 PM Craig and buck
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Craig (cifish2) and buck he shot at 60 or so yards with his custom JRH 475 L.B. on his North Carolina property... Craig can finish his story..... Good shooting...
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#184973 - 10/15/17 02:58 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Craig, congratulations on your buck, very well done & with iron sights, good job!

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#184974 - 10/15/17 03:09 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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James, thank you for posting the photos. It's been a while since I've been on here. Life finally caught up with me and I had things to take care of. About 5 years ago I purchased a small farm in eastern NC. Spent 2 1/2 years building a home for my wife and I. During that time I worked the land into a small slice of heaven. I'm surrounded by swamp and thousands of acres that have been put into the NC conservancy program. Over the past few years friends and family have hunted my place. This is my first year of really hunting it. Well enough of that and onto the good stuff. Got in my stand yesterday morning around 5:45am in the rain. Shortly after the sun came up I had a small 8 pt walk into range but decided to let him walk. Shortly there after 2 does walked under my stand. Around 7:30 or so a large 8pt I have on trail cam multiple times walked directly under me. I lined him up in my sights and instead of dropping the hammer I slowly lowered it. It's hard being a parent. I let him walk hoping that one of my kids will get him. Saw several other small bucks before my 6 ptr showed up. This buck was big bodied for eastern NC 169lbs on the hoof. His rack is the exact same as it was last year. I compared trail cam from this year to last. This buck came down the side of a large hill on my property on the edge of the swamp I was hunting. He stepped out into the open on a flat spot facing directly at me. I hit him with the range finder 61 yards. Hit him again and it read 67 yards. Must have hit vegetation so I guess he was around 63 yards. Now I've been waiting a long time to christen my custom JRH 475 linebaugh which took 4 years of waiting to get back from Jack. Not his fault. Long story. Anyway, the buck was facing directly at me and looked back over his shoulder up the hill briefly. I took that moment to calk the hammer. Even trying to muffle the sound with gloved hands he heard the cock and locked eyes on me. As you can see in the picture the round entered center neck. The bullet traveled along its spine and exited his back side. I was using factory 480 rounds with the 275gr speer bullets. When he was hit it was lights out. DRT to be sure. On my pod rest at 75 yards these bullets are doing 2 1/2 inch groups. It was worth the wait on the gun. The hard work on the farm. And a blessing from the good man on high. James, thanks again for posting these photos. You're a good man and thankful to call you friend.
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#184975 - 10/15/17 03:15 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: cfish2]
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Thanks Dick. Ya I hope I can use those iron sights a few more years before age hits my eyes. I felt like a little kid yesterday when I saw him drop. First deer I've shot in awhile. It is truly invigorating when everything you work hard for pays off.
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#184976 - 10/15/17 03:19 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: cfish2]
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Nice, Congratulations!
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#184979 - 10/15/17 03:42 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: MrMcPorkchop]
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You jet pilots must have good eyes cause that was some fine open sight shootin......
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#184980 - 10/15/17 03:48 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: MrMcPorkchop]
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I'm glad you got a chance to hunt again. I didn't make it to eastern N.C. last year, and won't again this year. Maybe next. That venison will taste even better, because of the iron sights!

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#184982 - 10/15/17 04:14 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: 500WE]
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CRAIG: A CULL BUCK, WITH AN OS REVOLVER'S FIRST KILL, ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY, IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT. CONGRATS!
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#184983 - 10/15/17 04:18 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: 500WE]
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Huge congrats!!! Awesome!
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#184985 - 10/15/17 05:17 PM Re: Craig and buck [Re: reflex264]
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Congratulations!!
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