Best of luck on the NY opener

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Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby Everyday Hunter » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:06 am

I'm all ready. I hope everyone else is, too. Best of luck to all New York hunters on tomorrow's opening day, and stay safe.

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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby nhdeerchaser » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:16 am

I'll extend a big ol' safe hunting opener to my NY brothers!
Best of luck, and please stay safe!
I have relations down in Copake, and I keep saying I'm gonna get down there to do some deer hunting!

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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby fasteddie » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:36 pm

Don't forget to wear some ORANGE . There are folks that get careless when they shoot . Good luck to everyone . I have a tent blind set up in Geneseo in case it rains . I am taking the ML opening day .
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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:39 am

Here's what they look like.
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He won't make "Big Buck of the Day," but he's good enough for my first NY buck. I heard him grunting around 7:00 AM, and it was too dark to see. I could hear sticks breaking below me. I bleated back, but he didn't respond. He grunted again at about 7:20, and chased a doe by me. I bleated with my voice to get them to stop, and then liberated his heart from his aorta. He went about 60 yards and piled up.

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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby reeper0697 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:13 am

Best of luck everyone!!!
 
 
 
Congrats Steve! He's a nice buck! I also like the shotgun.
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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:39 am

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Congrats Steve! He's a nice buck! I also like the shotgun.

Thanks, but as you can see, that shotgun packs a mean punch. And this was using Lightfield 2¾" Lites (reduced recoil.) It's the fourth time this shotgun has done this to me -- twice while shooting at turkeys. I need my gunsmith to do something like this before I develop a need for reconstructive surgery.

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Good hunting!

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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby mightyfofaad » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:05 am

ORIGINAL: Everyday Hunter

Here's what they look like.
He won't make "Big Buck of the Day," but he's good enough for my first NY buck. I heard him grunting around 7:00 AM, and it was too dark to see. I could hear sticks breaking below me. I bleated back, but he didn't respond. He grunted again at about 7:20, and chased a doe by me. I bleated with my voice to get them to stop, and then liberated his heart from his aorta. He went about 60 yards and piled up.

Steve


Son of a %&^@# ... it's not bad enough you Keystoners have half the deer in the country ... now you have to come & take ours too?

Oh, but I don't want you to think I don't wish you the best.
......... Son of a %&^@#
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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby nhdeerchaser » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:31 am

Awsome buck Steve!
As I recall, that shotgun does have quite a bite!
I would ask you how much eye relief you have, but I think your eye answers that question.
T/C makes a hawken hunter recoil proof scope that has about 4" of eye relief, and can handle magnum shotgun loads.

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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:57 am

It's a Leupold 1½ - 4 x 20, and their website says the eye relief is 4.3". It's the NWTF version with a circle around the intersection of the crosshairs. The website also says this:
The eyebox is generous and extremely forgiving at all magnification settings, for fast target acquisition.

I think that means you get a full field of view anywhere in a long eyebox. Apparently my tendency is to lean into it, coming to the short end of the eyebox. I wouldn't make a very good boxer.

Maybe I can PhotoShoppe that out.

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RE: Best of luck on the NY opener

Postby nhdeerchaser » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:19 pm

Ok. Sorry. I shoulda figured you would've covered those bases since your shotgun is also used for turkeys as well.

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