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i know this a 35 rem forum, but............

i went out deer hunting tuesday afternoon and i took my win m94 in 35/30(JES Reboring). it was windy(15-20mph, gusts 35mph) and around 33 degrees. i was sitting there for about two hours with an hour till dark. i go to myself, "ah. .), its windy and i'm tired of sitting there and i'm ready to gimp back down to my utv." i give it a lookaround and suddenly, downwind of me, comes a buck. i have earth scent and it works well, so i wasn't surprised the buck came there. i look it over and i go to myself, "it looks like 4pt and i don't have any meat......i'll wait till turns, then i'll shoot it." it turns, goes about 10 yards, then the buck stops. the buck is 50ish yrds, about broadside, so i take the shot. the buck jumps up and runs about 20ish yards and it stands there. but the buck stops behind a tree, only leaving his hindquaters in view. i put another "shell in the chamber" and wait. then there is a "sniffing" sound and the buck is blowing air(entrance and exit wound) out of the lungs. it must have taken me 5 minutes(only about 40-50 seconds) before he fell down and died.

i gimp up to the 4pt and i see that the shot was high and behind the shoulder. that would explain why i heard the "sniffing" sound. the 200gr rcbs fn gc with 20.0gr of 2400/tuft of dacron(1726fps) went thru the rib, thru both lungs, and went out thru a rib. i guess that made a 1 1/4 - 1 1/2" exit hole. i gutted it and and "tried" to drag it, i was like a one legged man in an butt kicking contest!!!! it was getting dark so i left it there, go home and call my brother to drag it out(he and the buck went 30 yards over 4 broken trees.) i guess that it 150-160lbs field dressed. i should have took some pictures, but i didn't. both antlers were around 1" base, goes up about 4 or 5" and the Ys off and ends and 9 or 10". i'm just glad that i got a deer, gimpyiness besides!!!!!!


sighting it in at 100 yards

 

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Congrats on the buck!

I have 2 rebores from JES, a Glenfield 375 Winchester and a Marlin 356 Winchester. His rebores are very accurate.
 

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i have a jap type 99(30-06) that i want to send it to JES. it will either be the 338-06 or 9.3x62. i have a sporterized carcano (it will go rifling to nonexistent to rifling to nonexistent....) but i don't what caliber.
 

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Thanks for telling your story! I always love to hear the account of other member's successful hunts, especially when the animal is taken with a lever action. I really enjoy when th the story includes the details you have such as the firearm used, the distance of the shot , the animal's positioning, its response to the shot, the bullet's impact and performance... You did a great job of putting this all together while keeping it an interesting read. I hope that I can do as well in my own writings.
 

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One of the great things about hunting is that it's never quite the same, year to year, and that each new offers opportunities to learn something. Great story and a great rifle. I was looking for a beater 94 to send to JES for just that conversion, when I tripped over my old 35 Texan.
 

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i used that rifle for years until i started reloading. my grandpappy gave me the 30-30(i think it was my 14th years old and it was christmas) and i used it!!! from groundhogs to foxes to deer, i killed a mess of them.
 
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