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Smokey II scored

Smokey II, the .50 cal Bedford County flintlock I built last summer scored Tuesday afternoon. In the neck at 50 Yds quartering towards me. It entered towards the base of the neck (right at point of aim) and came to rest under the hide where neck meets the shoulder. Passed through a couple inches of spine. She dropped right where she was standing. Shooting offhand in the woodswalk league last winter and offhand practice at the range paid off since I had no rest or my shooting stick with me


I was sneaking through some blowdowns that got knocked down last early season when very high winds came through. I figured they might be bedded down in the tops in the afternoon so I wanted to sneak around in them. Well, the deer were there. Bumped a buck and a couple doe then decided to take a seat on a log and see if any decided to come back and bed down again. I had not pushed them hard so thought they might. One did about 15 minutes after I took a seat.


First pic is not good since I did not have my camera and tripod along (did not carry my pack for sneaking). Where she is in the pic is where she dropped. I was sitting on a log 50 yds (lazed) to the left of the pic


Second pic is the recovered ball I found when I skinned her out. Hornady 50 cal 180 gr. Flattened out good after traveling through all that bone. Recovered weight was 169.8 gr
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congrats on your deer and good shooting,

woods walks are great for practical hunting practice
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got any pics of the gun?
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Congrats!!!
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Bill, i may have some pics at home. I'll see what i can find when I get back. I'm back at my camper in 2f. Ran home yesterday to finish processing it and get it in the freezer.

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IMPOSSIBLE! RB's can't kill deer!

Great job!

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Nice job.
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410, I read that somewhere. Read you needed 150 gr of some pellet formed new fangled powder with jacketed bullets wrappwd in plastic or at least 400 gr of lead with a 9x scope to kill some slightly over 100 lb critter or it just won't work. Well, is what I read anyhow
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410, I read that somewhere. Read you needed 150 gr of some pellet formed new fangled powder with jacketed bullets wrappwd in plastic or at least 400 gr of lead with a 9x scope to kill some slightly over 100 lb critter or it just won't work. Well, is what I read anyhow
yep, its that plastic that puts them down!
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