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Old 01-02-2018, 07:55 AM   #1
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I bow hunted once in October in 94 degree weather and saw very little. Went back opening weekend of gun season in 86 degree weather and again saw very little. Finally got back in the stand after Christmas. Last Thursday in Lavaca County was a drizzly cool morning. Feeder went off and it was still pretty dark. Two 6 points come to the feeder and jockey back and forth for the rights to the corn. Both of their heads pop up and stare to the south. I search hard through the mist and half darkness for what got their attention, but see nothing. Roughly 7-8 minutes go by and this buck comes to the feeder. I study him hard and decide to take him. Pull up the 30-06, settle the cross hairs and squeeze the trigger. Click....no boom. I pull up the bolt and reset it. Back on the target and click again. Had to eject the shell and quietly insert a new shell. The buck hears the slight clink and acts like he is going to check out of there. I quickly settle the pin and fire. This is my personal best. Looking forward to the 2018 season.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:57 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:59 AM   #3
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Very nice! Nothing like a little frustration when the big one shows up!
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:00 AM   #4
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Congrats on a beautiful deer. Awesome LDP also
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:01 AM   #5
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Awesome buck! Congrats man!
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:08 AM   #6
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:12 AM   #7
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Looking good Russell, congrats! Glad to see you joined the green screen!
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:28 AM   #8
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:33 AM   #9
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:38 AM   #10
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Thanks Jason and happy birthday.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:40 AM   #11
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:53 AM   #12
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:16 AM   #13
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:23 AM   #14
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:39 AM   #15
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:18 AM   #16
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That's a good one for sure. Congrats!
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:59 AM   #17
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:03 PM   #18
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Congrats, nice buck!
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:05 PM   #19
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:19 PM   #20
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Nice buck, congrats!

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Old 01-02-2018, 08:18 PM   #21
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Congrats on the nice buck!

Now fill us in on what brand and specific bullet was a dud?
Iíve got my money one one brand already


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Old 01-04-2018, 12:04 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=DaveC;13067523]Congrats on the nice buck!

Now fill us in on what brand and specific bullet was a dud?
Iíve got my money one one brand already



This. Been using it for 25+ years and have never had a dud before.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:10 PM   #23
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Congrats on the nice buck!



Now fill us in on what brand and specific bullet was a dud?

Iíve got my money one one brand already







This. Been using it for 25+ years and have never had a dud before.

Ouch.

Iíll admit my guess was wrong, but there have been a thread or two on here lately mentioning the slipping quality of the corelokt bullet.
If that was a fairly fresh box it would fall in the - quality control has gone downhill recently category.


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Old 01-04-2018, 12:20 PM   #24
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Ouch.

Iíll admit my guess was wrong, but there have been a thread or two on here lately mentioning the slipping quality of the corelokt bullet.
If that was a fairly fresh box it would fall in the - quality control has gone downhill recently category.

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Guessing the box is about 6 yrs old or so. I don't plan to change just yet. Besides I have 3 more boxes that I bought on sale last year. At the rate of 1-3 bullets a year, I am covered for a couple of decades.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:11 PM   #25
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:19 PM   #26
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:26 PM   #27
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:28 PM   #28
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:30 PM   #29
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:43 PM   #30
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:16 PM   #31
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:30 PM   #32
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:37 PM   #33
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:57 PM   #34
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Nice buck..always will remember the dud story..congrats
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