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Further hunts with the .223
Jun 18th, 2018 at 12:21am
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Further hunts with .223

Had a  few hunts since my last post around the new scope on the .223 ,when I managed an 8 point red stag and a reasonable chamois.

Reason for success this year, making the time to actually get out there!.

Shot a few pigs including a small boar that stood up out of a wallow at 20 metres and made the mistake of looking at me .

Said small boar.

Shot another larger boar at 14 paces one evening. I was sitting down waiting on a ridge and he walked up behind me. Heard him eating and did not even stand up.

Boar            

Managed a free range hunt on private property for a Ram, something I had last shot out in the Chathams way back in the 1980's. Any way .223 worked.

Ram            

Shot a few goats for meat, and this older bloke for his horns and cape. A project for me to mount up one day when I get time.

Goat.            

Passed another one up a few weeks later, hopefully he might grow into something special if no one shoots him in the next few years.

Good goat.            ]

Got out after the Fallow during the rut. Mount Richmond Forest park animals have unbelievably poor heads, something missing in their diet. Hard hunting in this heavily hunted public land but .223 accounted for a couple. The 4 point buck is actually a mature buck, shot at about 10metres when he came into my grunts.

Spike head where it fell      


4 point buck            



Even carted the .223 around in Tahr country in the last couple of weeks. Have to admit when it came to pulling the trigger on a couple of bulls, I did use my mates heavier calibre, but it was there , you can see it on my back enjoying the walk in the snow..            




Tahr photo


So thats 6 species this year to date, what a great country we live in.
  
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Re: Further hunts with the .223
Reply #1 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 7:03am
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Cool Cool
Wow -not bad going DW you never regret finding time to be in the hills, eh.
I used to have access to private land where I could hunt Fallow. I really miss the little buggas.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 7:09am
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nice, is that a brno?
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 7:47am
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Nice, photos and calibre.

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Reply #4 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 7:59am
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Whoa thats a nice collection!  Cool That picture of you carrying tahr looks like a shot form Lord of The Rings or Game of Thrones Grin Cool head on that goat, even better on one you let go, must be close to 30"?
  

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Some nice animals there, well done.
  

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Reply #6 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 6:36pm
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Flippin heck Warren  Cheesy . . . you've managed plenty of time out in the hills. Onya  . . .



now back to the garage!! Grin
  

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Re: Further hunts with the .223
Reply #7 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 9:31am
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choysa,, Cool Cool Cool Coolnever too old
  

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Reply #8 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 6:37pm
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That's a nice line up of animals. Not bad going for 6 months hunting. Well done.
  

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Reply #9 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 5:29pm
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go the mighty wee .223,thank you for taking time to share your adventures with us.
  
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