Had a second outing with my 9 year old son today when popping off some rounds through the new 10/22 at targets at 50yards he turns round and says Dad there's a fox over there, good lad!!, blind panick set in trying to get the Sako85 .243 out of its slip in the motor, loaded and bipod set up. Got her in the sights but she slipped through the hedgerow.
Thinking my chance was gone i was a bit disappointed until i heard a commotion in the hedgerow and then the fox appearing about 150 yards up the field tracking away from me, tried squeaking it back in but to no avail so decided to shout at it, it turned slightly and i dropped it at about 180yards. New rifle blooded, happy hunter and happy farmer!!!