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    Missed Doe

    Went out yesterday morning to one of my permissions to have go from the high seat, got there just as daylight was starting to show an interest and got set up. It was a horrible morning weather wise but I thought I would stick it out to see. Now I only waited about a half an hour before I seen movement to the left of me at about 70-80 yards out, got the bino's on it just to double check it was a Doe, tush was seen just as she managed to slip behind a bush. Waited a further 10 minutes and she re appeared presenting a perfect broadside chest shot. I steadied myself, placed the cross hairs on her chest, pulled the trigger and completely missed. There was no reaction to the shot apart from her making for the hills at a rapid pace. I was shocked to say the least, I climbed down and went and checked the shot site, no sign of blood or hair. To say this has knocked my confidence is an under statement.


    Alba gu brąth

    Sauer 101 6.5x55, Beretta Silver Pigeon 12g Over&Under
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    Only a thought but have you checked the zero on your rifle? Loose screws or taking a knock. Just an idea.

    David

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    Those that don't miss, ain't shooting enough, it happens to us all.

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    Did it Monday off sticks at 100 yards with a pro guide felt a complete tit but it happens .i hate shooting with someone over my shoulder .but at least mine was a small munty
    Put it behind you .
    kind regards
    norma

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    We've all done it, took a 100 yds shot at a buck a few months ago rock steady everything was just right. It dropped into a ditch and I thought it was a done deal. Then it appeared about 20 yds further down 2nd shot didn't miss and first thought was I'd dropped 2. No such luck, first shot was a clean miss and I still can't explain why.
    Wingy

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    Apply for your level 1 as then you will never miss!!! then your level 2 taking you to stalking Ninja status....

    Well worth the money....

    Just a bit of fun before the usual numpties get a tick on their balls
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

  7. #7
    Cheers lads

    I managed to shoot a fox at 30/40 yards after it off the sticks. I checked zero the previous day and it was an inch high at 100 yards which is what I'm zeroed at. I was going to check it today again but this weather has put a stop to that. Will have to check again when I get back from offshore after new year....

    Rgds Bryan


    Alba gu brąth

    Sauer 101 6.5x55, Beretta Silver Pigeon 12g Over&Under
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  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by pheasant sniper 1 View Post
    Apply for your level 1 as then you will never miss!!! then your level 2 taking you to stalking Ninja status....

    Well worth the money....

    Just a bit of fun before the usual numpties get a tick on their balls

    That's good news I must be half way to becoming a Ninja!!! lol


    Alba gu brąth

    Sauer 101 6.5x55, Beretta Silver Pigeon 12g Over&Under
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  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by jackfish View Post
    Cheers lads

    I managed to shoot a fox at 30/40 yards after it off the sticks. I checked zero the previous day and it was an inch high at 100 yards which is what I'm zeroed at. I was going to check it today again but this weather has put a stop to that. Will have to check again when I get back from offshore after new year....

    Rgds Bryan
    Well looks like zero is fine so would put it down to one of these things that happen. Like others have said can and will happen to anyone. Nothing to worry about as you have taken the fox after it.

    David

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    Tin hat on here but personally the dog would have been on that one. 70-80 yds with a rifle zeroed at 1" High at 100yds, rock steady on a chest shot. No blood or hair does not necessarily mean a clear miss.

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