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someone needs a better range finder or more sighting in time

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by oknow, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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  2. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I would have dropped my shot based on where the rabbit was. Fire for effect. Over
     
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  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    They were lucky to get a follow-up shot!!!
    Poor wittle wabbit. :-(
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Dang.... and he more or less hit the same spot on the 2nd shot! o_O:rolleyes:
     
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  5. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    You killed thumper ?:(
     
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  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like the story said the guy didn't know his son had dropped the rifle earlier that day. I'm just curious why he didn't adjust down on shot #2? Must have thought he pulled the first one.
     
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  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would have at least shot under the thing the second time
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Murdered! Meat is Murder!:p
     
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  9. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    You have to admit he did have something to eat that night
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Rabbit vapor stew? :D
     
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  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    That along with a toothpick in a glass of water he could have a meal and a pine float for desert.
     
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  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    He probably made the follow up shot on the rabbit to make sure it was a humane kill :p
     
  13. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Working the hunter sight in at the range allows me to see these types of 'hunters' all the time. They talk a huge game then can't hit the broad side of a barn.

    My most recent favorite was the idiot who was going to hunt elk with a .300AAC AR because it's .30 caliber and has enough energy to kill. This guy wasn't going to kill any elk, he was 5'2" and probably 350lbs. He wasn't going to be hiking anywhere without oxygen.
     
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  14. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I find it interesting that some hunters only sight in and practice at a range off a bench or similar conditions.
    I understand that some folks don't have access to public lands to shoot.
    Shooting at a range is vastly different than shooting in hunting fields.
    I am lucky to have have public land near by , so I can practice shooting while under hunting conditions.

    If you can get out off the range and practice where you hunt or some where like it , I feel you will be a better hunter.
    There are no benches to steady you or range makers for distance to target , out in the wild. Getting to know my limits as a hunter and shooter in a real , uncontrolled environment has helped me in my shooting and hunting.
    Andy
     
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  15. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I agree. I have found it harder to judge distance in central/eastern Oregon where the trees and vegetation are of a different scale than western Oregon, visually speaking, and what I assume is 100 yards is not so. At least that has been my experience.
     
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  16. 66PonyCar

    66PonyCar Tigard, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    He got that wascally wabbit! The second shot was to make sure it was dead. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Shhhhh! I'm hunting wabbits!

    That vid cracks me up!
     
  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I was hunting newr St Helens this year. We stopped for some food and heard a shot. Thinking dang someone got our elk. Then another shot, and another, and another, and it just kept going.
    I was thinking, WTF? Is someone target shooting. We counted like 14 shots.
    Then we stopped at the store for some snacks on the way home and this old guy was talking about it. He said they guy shooting missed an elk with every shot and only stopped shooting because he ran out of ammo.
     
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  19. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe he should take up fishing o_O
     
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  20. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Or carry more ammo.
     
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