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Offline Jake C

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #425 on: November 26, 2018, 08:36:03 am »
Howdy all,

Unfortunately, no luck. There were deer about but none came by our (my family's) stands. That aside, it was a nice little trip, and I think I've been bit by the bug. I'll look into hunting here in good 'ol Kentucky next season; the in-laws have plenty of farmland and they saw a ton of deer on the same morning I was hunting, so maybe I'll have better luck up here.

Hope you all had successful hunts!
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #426 on: December 03, 2018, 11:34:29 am »
Rowdy,
Thank you for the update on the bullet performance.

Savvy Jack recently tested.44-40 original bullet (pure lead) and a 75/1 lead tin mix over b.p. in ballistic gelatin.
Interesting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0cfvsruBuQ&feature=player_embedded

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #427 on: January 11, 2019, 07:27:36 pm »
howdy
This is the 2018 Deer .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #428 on: January 11, 2019, 07:29:12 pm »
NICE!!!!!!

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #429 on: February 10, 2019, 10:41:11 am »
Howdy
Here is another picture of my buck . We have been feasting on Deer steaks and they are Excellent .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #430 on: February 11, 2019, 09:40:10 am »

Some time back, when I was hanging around and hunting in Montana, a fella dropped a real big buck.  Put his rifle across the rack for the obligatory photo documentation.  All of a sudden the buck shook his self, jumped up and ran off with the rifle.  Took 'im three days to find the rifle.  Never found the buck. Least wise that was the story.  Must have been some fun!!

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #431 on: February 14, 2019, 09:46:04 am »
Kind of an anachronism there with your 1873 next to your four wheeler. Nice buck.
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #432 on: March 06, 2019, 06:14:06 pm »
Ed
 I gave up dragging (by hand ) Deer out of the woods 25 years ago . That ole 4 wheeler makes getting your Deer out of the  woods easy work compared to hand dragging .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #433 on: April 03, 2019, 11:20:28 am »
Rowdy, my hand dragging and/or packing out days are over. Absent a mule, an ATV is an elegant solution.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #434 on: April 19, 2019, 11:11:46 am »
Bill
Your right hand dragging a Deer is an Excellent way to have a Heart attack . The farm that I hunt on is a mile off the pavement .   on the wet years I use the 4 wheeler to minimize the damage to the dirt road . Now if you shot a nice Buck and was hand dragging  all the way up to the vehicle ?
Well that wouldn't be healthy or smart .Can't wait for Deer season .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #435 on: April 19, 2019, 01:20:30 pm »
My hunting bud had permission to hunt the huge fields across from his house so his hunt involved riding his bicycle down the field roads, stopping every so often to glass the soybean fields. He was meat hunting not horn hunting so whenever a curious buck would stick his head up to figure out what that thing on the field road was my bud would lay it down with his trusty .243. Drag the deer to the road, pedal back to the house unlocking the gate and drive his El Camino to the deer, load up, drive back home and process the deer. His wife made the best tenderloin biscuits.  Mmmmmm.
"Give'em hell, Pike"
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #436 on: April 25, 2019, 09:02:03 pm »


Here are a few critters taken with a few 1873's...







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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #437 on: April 25, 2019, 09:12:42 pm »
Hey, Shrapnel, am I seeing a .22 '73 there?

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #438 on: April 25, 2019, 11:07:12 pm »


Yes, it is a 22 Long and has a shiny bore, shoots great...
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #439 on: April 28, 2019, 08:23:50 pm »
Shrapnel
Thanks for posting the pictures . You always post excellent pictures .