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can't say never #7724802
11/23/22 07:25 AM
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well it happen, I miss a buck at 50 yards with my 30-30 , I had never miss with this gun , I bought it in 1975 , always my go to gun , it was so close that i took a neck shot , and miss

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724817
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
well it happen, I miss a buck at 50 yards with my 30-30 , I had never miss with this gun , I bought it in 1975 , always my go to gun , it was so close that i took a neck shot , and miss

That's a bummer. You may have to start taking Alec Baldwin with you. wink

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724818
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I probably shot 30-40 deer with this gun

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724824
11/23/22 07:52 AM
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Unexplained things happen, and will happen to everyone eventually if you hunt long enough...I've had my share of, "what the heck just happened? " crazy

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724832
11/23/22 08:11 AM
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I am one of the worst off-hand shots this side of the Mississippi, donít get yourself down. Go do a little target practice with the gun and get your confidence back.

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724866
11/23/22 08:54 AM
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Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724885
11/23/22 09:16 AM
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I missed one this year as well with my shotgun. Total chip shot at 50 yards. Never missed one in the past with this gun, either. I'm still scratching my head as to how. We all get humbled I guess.

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724891
11/23/22 09:18 AM
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I think I'd rather miss one than ever wound it and never recover it.


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Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724899
11/23/22 09:22 AM
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^ me too

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7724951
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You had it gutted and dragged to the truck...before you pulled the trigger...Yah picked your head up before you shot.Been there done that too


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Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725034
11/23/22 12:26 PM
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Time for a new gun

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725075
11/23/22 01:22 PM
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I have been there. Iíve missed turkeys with a shotgun?!?!?!! Doesnít seem possible!!!

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725082
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Bummer you didn't get your deer but would rather have a clean miss than a questionable hit.


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Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725105
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YES I'm glad that I did not wound it , thanks guys but wife said no to a new gun , he just look around and left

Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725113
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
YES I'm glad that I did not wound it , thanks guys but wife said no to a new gun , he just look around and left

After hearing what your wife said about a new gun makes one wonder if that was an intentional miss. wink grin


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Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725412
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Done that! Don't be too hard on yourself Roy, I have missed them when they were so close I nearly had to back up to shoulder the rifle! Even at close range there is a pile of space surrounding them.


Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725429
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
well it happen, I miss a buck at 50 yards with my 30-30 , I had never miss with this gun , I bought it in 1975 , always my go to gun , it was so close that i took a neck shot , and miss

do you often take neck shots?


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Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725434
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by neck do you try for near the head or near the shoulder?

the neck shot near the shoulder is a lot more forgiving


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Re: can't say never [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725605
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I have shot two in the neck as all I had is a head shot. I shot both times right for the white patch on the throat. One was say 80-90 yards the other about 40 yards both in the woods with lots of brush and cover.
Both with open sights with my 300 Savage right after coming out of service when I could still shoot pretty good.
Bryce

Re: can't say never [Re: upstateNY] #7725609
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
well it happen, I miss a buck at 50 yards with my 30-30 , I had never miss with this gun , I bought it in 1975 , always my go to gun , it was so close that i took a neck shot , and miss

do you often take neck shots?

I try to avoid such neck shots

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