ex stream range shot this morning

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  1. jack404

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    was out this morning after foxes as usual , was whistling up a couple when one came over a rise on the next hill, i'd plinked some targets there a while back and took a punt and actually nailed it ( more luck than class )

    so i hoof on over and collect him and think no more until i get home

    while skinning it i saw the hole in the skull but the projectile was still in the skin /scalp

    it dropped out when i put the pelt on the board to scrape

    it knocked a hole in the skull and bounced off !! killed the fox outright ..

    i lasered up the next hill a while back and its almost dead on 340 meters or 370 yards

    i know if i tried it again it'd not work , just lucky it all came together
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great shooting Jack. You do what you gotta do.:)
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    what were you using?
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    CCI mini mag
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    370 yrds u tellin fib Jack
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    Way to go Jack. I am sitting here grinning from ear to ear as I think I know how you feel about that shot.
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    i would not believe it if i did it
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    yes Beth , i do that a lot apparently

    but like i said this time it was just dumb luck

    i've potted feral cats at the same distance and never nailed one

    i may have hit my plinking target a dozen times in hundreds of shots ..

    but it got the fox this morning Beth , his hide is in the tub now ;)

    and in a week or two it'll be a a rather nice if a tad small pelt
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    good shot mate
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    what i found hard to figure was the projectile not penetrating but hitting and then sliding down inside the hide .. never seen that before

    i used to have old car doors as long range plinking targets as they made a great sound you could hear , but even at 400 if you hit the door it penetrated ( long time between If's)
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    Great shot. JLA would be proud of you. He is into long distance .22 shooting.

    CCI mini-mags have a good punch and I like them. I went to my fire arms dealer to get more a month or so ago and all he had were CCI AR Tactical come in a bulk cardboard box of 375 rounds), which he said were replacing the mini-mags. They shoot OK. I did some comparisons between CCI Mini-Mag and the AR Tactical on this post...
    http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?p=899577&highlight=ballistic coefficient#post899577
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    i'm blessed to have a goodly stock of mini mag for a while and i've a mountain of Olin ( Australian manufactured winchester ) that shoots ok too ( mainly plinking ) and some eley for when i need that

    but the mini mags are great for bunnies foxes roo's and goats up to 150-200 depending on rifle ..

    i've a parker hale that will shoot CCI within 4" at 200 and been pulling 2" at 100 with the little lithgow with CCI, but thats got $500 of glass on it too

    not done a lot of 200 target with it yet , been too busy with foxes and bunnies , tis the season here ;)
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    I once took out a tv cable at 100 yards :D
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    Jack, foxes, bunnies and roos make more profitable targets than paper any day. ;)

    Brass Tacks, if they were watching MSNBC news or any such claptrap, maybe you did them a favor. :eek::D
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    Dumb luck has killed many a creature big,small,four legged and two legged....
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