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Jun 30th, 2018 at 10:41am
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last week took Richard for a stroll after wally and any red or fallow that were around,,we spotted two fallow but left both of them for later as they were a fair way away,,got Richard set up to down some wallys but his rifle had not been used for a while and it was out by a fraction to the right,,lucky wallace
later on the falow come out of the copse that they had hid in so it was up and at them,,by the time we got close to a shootable position Richard was worn out as his exercise is minimal,,so at 285 yrds he told me to have a go and i missed by not allowing enough drop,,went over while Richard started back to the car,,to find a hole in the bank at the base of a broadleaf,,so id say just under the brisket or might have grazed it as there was a fair bit of hair on the spot
now this was very annoying and yesterday i went back to shoot a wallaby or any other unfortunate animal that would present itself
my scope has a bdc reticule and if its sighted in at 200 it should be on at 300 with the first circle,,so that was the plan,,shoot an animal at 300,,after a bit of glassing i picked up a wally sunbathing and grooming,,would you believe the the rangefinder ranged him at 300,,not 299 or 301 but dead on at 300 Cool
up the spout goes a 165 gr hornady interlock in 300wsm and i put the scope up to 16x and gently squeeze the trigger to lose sight as the big bertha does jump on firing but no thump on the shoulder at all  Cool,,put my head up to see the wallace still there but the binos told me it was permanent Winkso pleased as punch,,100% and back home so light the fire
  

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Reply #1 - Jun 30th, 2018 at 10:47am
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great to hear she working out for you Mate..
  
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Need to save your penny's for a loopy with a dial mate no Wally's be safe then
  
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live free or die wrote on Jun 30th, 2018 at 12:56pm:
Need to save your penny's for a loopy with a dial mate no Wally's be safe then

just about to look at the mark 6,,youll need to bring it to africa for me
  

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Reply #5 - Jul 2nd, 2018 at 9:26am
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Have a look at the vx6 hd with firedot seems to me very good value for what you get and quite light and compact
  
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The set-up can't be too bad as it is. 300m on a wallaby is a pretty good shot for the average punter.
  

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Nice shooting.. Smiley
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 9:32pm
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Good result Les.  Smiley
  

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