11-26-2020, 05:44 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
It is a Tikka fluted barrel in 6.5CM, lightweight aluminum Talley rings, and a Leupold VX3.
I wanted just a lightweight mountain rifle, with only one hand carrying a heavy rifle all day wears me out.
It weighs about 6lb,6ozs IF I remember correctly.
Waited about an hour last night at the bottom of the ravine. I was on my own so I was able to be quiet and not move a lot.
It is my first time hunting antelope so pretty much a newb.
Three fed down the ravine about 310 yards perpendicular to me. I don’t like shots past 150 or so but my time was running out.
I whistled to stop them and ‘she’ was quartered towards my left a little more than I thought.
Bullet (Barnes 127g.) hit front left shoulder a few inches lower than I wanted and opened the guts a little.
I did not like seeing that.
She did not run.
I tried a head shot but was about four inches to the right (she was still looking ahead and to my left) and the bullet went through both ears and grazed a trail behind her skull.
I thought I missed and couldn’t stand the thought of ‘her’ suffering so then I just put her down hard.
That is actually the entry hole and is not as big as it looks.
She tipped over my direction and the blood oozed out, soaking the hair, and making it look much worse.