Had a couple of hours to kill the other evening and wanted to re zero my 270 20 inch barrel stutzen. So after dropping of my daughter at her dance school I set off to run a few rounds through. Now its not a very quiet rifle as you can imagine and it's recoil an acquired taste but I like the challenge. So after driving into the field, walking to the middle to set up the target and back to set up the shooting point, I let fly a 3 shot group. Walked to the center of the field and inspected the target. OK first group but 4 inch low and 1 inch left. Back to the firing point and after adjustment two rounds confirmed zero just above centre of target.
Now there was about 40 minutes of light left so after packing up I decided to have a look at what the keeper had been doing cutting beaters paths through the wood on the opposite side of the field. Might make stalking easier through the dense wood I thought. So off I set across the open field and just past the point I had the target I saw with some surprise a roe doe about 100m from me happily grazing away. She had ignored me walking back and forth plus 5 very load shots in her direction from about 250m away. True there was a slight rise making a back stop but goes to show that deer do not always take that much notice of a shot or 5 unmoderated.