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Author Topic: Got my wish, in more ways than one!  (Read 2075 times)

Offline MichiganLouie

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Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« on: July 04, 2016, 08:30:53 PM »
I mentioned I was thinking about taking out my Henry next time I spotted a woodchuck.  Well, today, I got my wish.  Spotted a woodchuck out in the garden, so I ran downstairs and grabbed my Henry and 3 shells.  Went to my favorite shooting spot, where I could see the chuck.  It was behind some weeds just behind the garden, and moving slowly.  Finally, it was out in the clear, but very close to the ground.  After a while, it seemed to rise a bit, and I took a shot.  Drat! Missed!  However, the chuck didn't seem to know where the shot came from, and was spooked but only moved about 20 ft further and I took another shot and this time I nailed it!  I saw it flop over and wriggle a bit, then stopped.  What makes this special to me is that this is my first kill with my Henry, and also my first kill with my own cast bullet.  I'm using a Lee 452-200 RF mold.  I can use these bullets in three different firearms.  All I can say it's a whole lot more effective than those itty bitty 40gr .22 bullets, especially at 65 yds.
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Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« on: July 04, 2016, 08:30:53 PM »
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Offline yari

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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 09:25:24 PM »
sounds like you are overrun w/ chucks. congrats on breaking in the henry
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Offline ligpd

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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 05:34:53 AM »
Congrats and it looks like your bullet does the job great.

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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 06:07:59 AM »
ML,
Congrats on hitting with the Henry and your own shell!!!


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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 07:43:20 AM »
looks like the Henry and bullet did the job very well
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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 07:44:22 AM »
Wow, that bullet did a number on that dude.  Nice shooting.  What a way to break in a new gun!

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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 09:23:39 AM »
Nice shooting Louie...
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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 09:28:00 AM »
love them henry's
time for food plots deer season is coming 10/1/20




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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 09:50:18 AM »
Congrats ML. You have broken that gun and load in properly!!
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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2016, 03:05:30 PM »
Congrats Louie!! Thats a good looking Henry you have there!!
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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2016, 08:36:26 PM »
Congrats Louie!! Bullet works great and nice shot!! The rifle is beautiful. Keep whackin' them hogs Hoss
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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2016, 07:54:17 PM »
That's quite a hole, I had assumed from your other post that you were talking about a .22.  Obviously not.  That one went from whistle pig to whiffle pig in an instant.
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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2016, 10:40:22 AM »
That's what you call getting R done. Nice Job
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Re: Got my wish, in more ways than one!
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2016, 02:00:29 PM »
Nice Job Louie!!!! Love the gun!! that will be my next addition to the cabinet. been looking at them for awhile.

 

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