I was in Hertfordshire yesterday morning and managed to get myself in a perfect position on my first nice Muntjac Buck with the .243. 80yds and I had a good rest. I had the perfect broadside shot and was already thinking of the possible medal I was going to have!! I squeezed the trigger and sent the 95grain Hornady on its way. Everything sounded perfect but I did not get the tell tale thump as the bullet hit home. The muntie lifted his head and looked at me as if to say 'tosser' and trotted off into the trees. Why??
I immediately checked the area for a splash just in case I had hit him and he had run. Nothing. I had missed.
I immediately went to another area of ground and set myself up with a target at 80 yds. I put 6 rounds through a 1.5inch circle with no effort at all.
Did I have a rogue round?? The rounds were made up by a friend of mine who had been shooting for years and I have never known to make a mistake before and surely I would have noticed the difference when I heard the crack of the rifle. Or is it just me and I missed?? Dont know how though!!
Has anyone else experienced a shot that they cannot understand?