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    A client to remember...

    I had a german guy out stalking Roe last week who was.. over-enthusiastic to say the least. I found 3 bucks in the morning, all of which he missed, 2 in the afternoon... which he also missed due to sheer excitement apparently?. so when we went out that evening after checking the zero of the rifle, I had a slight change of plan, when we came across a nice roe buck standing broad side on not more than 60 yards away I set my sticks up, aimed the rifle and basically held it for him, he squeezed the trigger... and NOTHING! he had missed yet again! in my frustration I took the rifle back, layed onto the beast and fired, knocking it down with a nice clean shot. Imediatley he grabbed me, hugged me and shook my hand, he was over the moon, even though I had shot it?

    As I walked over to the deer I unloaded my rifle and put it down, ready to gralloch it, but I was then told by my client that he had just bought a new knife and wanted to try it out, be my guest I said. After he made a nice job of gralloching it I opened my roe sack only to be told that he'd also just bought a harness type carrier and would like to try that out too.... and ended up willingly carrying the buck that I had shot but he had gralloched back to the truck which was abut a mile away... you don't get that everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rclsporting View Post
    I had a german guy out stalking Roe last week who was.. over-enthusiastic to say the least. I found 3 bucks in the morning, all of which he missed, 2 in the afternoon... which he also missed due to sheer excitement apparently?. so when we went out that evening after checking the zero of the rifle, I had a slight change of plan, when we came across a nice roe buck standing broad side on not more than 60 yards away I set my sticks up, aimed the rifle and basically held it for him, he squeezed the trigger... and NOTHING! he had missed yet again! in my frustration I took the rifle back, layed onto the beast and fired, knocking it down with a nice clean shot. Imediatley he grabbed me, hugged me and shook my hand, he was over the moon, even though I had shot it?

    As I walked over to the deer I unloaded my rifle and put it down, ready to gralloch it, but I was then told by my client that he had just bought a new knife and wanted to try it out, be my guest I said. After he made a nice job of gralloching it I opened my roe sack only to be told that he'd also just bought a harness type carrier and would like to try that out too.... and ended up willingly carrying the buck that I had shot but he had gralloched back to the truck which was abut a mile away... you don't get that everyday!
    nice story,did he also offer you his wife and daughter for the night or maybe the 6 winning numbers on the lotto,on a seropus note he was obvioulsy happy in a strange sort of way but it takes all sorts,did you charge him for the buck

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    Hi,

    going to be blunt here RCL and i hope you appreciate me doing so, three misses and you still allowed two more later in that same day before you tested zero...
    also to hold the rifle and then allow him to fire it and miss. i hope i read that wrong...
    sorry but i reckon i wont be the first to raise their eyebrow on this thread

    f.

    long shot got in before me. maybe i might be wrong then ....

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    Unfortunately he didn't offer me his wife or his daughter and not even 3 winning lotto numbers... haha!

    He paid for the day but I certainly didn't charge him any extra for the buck (not that I ever do) and I also got a nice tip from him which I almost felt guilty accepting (almost) and a booking for next year!

    Whatever floats your boat eh? ha

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    Obviously I checked the zero several times, I shortend the story to keep it readable... I could easily see the reason(s) he was missing, he was snatching at the trigger, anticipating the shot and even flinching!

    Excitable german men for ya!


    True story.

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    Oh dear.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rclsporting View Post
    I had a german guy out stalking Roe last week who was.. over-enthusiastic to say the least. I found 3 bucks in the morning, all of which he missed, 2 in the afternoon... which he also missed due to sheer excitement apparently?. so when we went out that evening after checking the zero of the rifle, I had a slight change of plan, when we came across a nice roe buck standing broad side on not more than 60 yards away I set my sticks up, aimed the rifle and basically held it for him, he squeezed the trigger... and NOTHING! he had missed yet again! in my frustration I took the rifle back, layed onto the beast and fired, knocking it down with a nice clean shot. Imediatley he grabbed me, hugged me and shook my hand, he was over the moon, even though I had shot it?

    As I walked over to the deer I unloaded my rifle and put it down, ready to gralloch it, but I was then told by my client that he had just bought a new knife and wanted to try it out, be my guest I said. After he made a nice job of gralloching it I opened my roe sack only to be told that he'd also just bought a harness type carrier and would like to try that out too.... and ended up willingly carrying the buck that I had shot but he had gralloched back to the truck which was abut a mile away... you don't get that everyday!
    New knife new harness pity he didn't have a new rifle

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    Take their money but keep stories like that private...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED-DOT View Post
    Take their money but keep stories like that private...
    Keeping it quiet won't stop it happening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rclsporting View Post
    I set my sticks up, aimed the rifle and basically held it for him, he squeezed the trigger... and NOTHING! he had missed yet again!
    So who was responsible for that miss?

    I can't really get my head around that situation, deffo not seen it in the Best Practice Guidance.

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