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
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    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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    this was in the day before 24 hour cable news of any kind and besides, it was MY cable feed
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    oops :eek:
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    I bet those CCI Mini-Mags would take a Roo down too.They look like giant rabbits.
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    mini mags are great on roo's
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    Awesome shot.
    I once took a pot shot offhand with a Single-Six using one of the hot .22 LR rounds. My friend hunting with me saw him with the bino's just sitting in a crook.
    I said "watch this", and I drew, aimed for about a second, and shot him in the eye,
    I have always called that one my miracle shot, but now I'm officially retiring it from the "awesome shot" category,
    After your shot, mine is just another good shot. You are now officially "The Man"!
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