I recieved a call early on this afternoon, a deer trapped in a fence, "will you come and shoot it please"? Now as it happens, I was out with the 6.5x55 already so I drove straight there.
It was a fallow yearling and a more unprepossessing animal I have never seen. Not only had it got itself trapped but it had a huge partially healed scrape on its back. It was in a double fence about 1.5m wide with small hedge plants. The poor wee thing had got in and could not get out, got stuck and ripped the lower part of its right rear leg off. It had nearly torn the bottom part of its left near fore-leg off too.
I just used the 6.5, the ground was soft, so a quick dispatch ensued.
But what would be the best thing to use if/when called out again? Would a .22rf be a better choice, or even a .410, what would you recommend?
Any help gratefully recieved
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