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So a buddy and I had planned on heading out to the range today to have some fun, as it was a beautiful day here in Colorado. Unfortunately, he had something come up at the last minute and had to cancel. Since I was well armed with a brace of Marlins and sixguns, I decided to press on. Upon arriving at the gun club, I noticed I was the only one there, which to be honest, is a very common occurrence so I really didn't think much about it at the time.

The day started out normally, and I spent about an hour getting a new scope sighted in for a buddy on his Weatherby. Once done with that loud and kicking non-sense, I decided to have some fun with a 130 year old S&W Double Action. The old revolver doesn't have much finish left, but it's a shooter.

Here's a fifteen yard five shot group shot double action . . .


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Things were going great so I wanted to get the old S&W on video . . .



I then made my way over to the Cowboy range in hope of ringing a few dingers. First up was my 336-44 (hey, it's hyphenated!) and the pair of Ruger 44 Specials that follow it around. I had loaded up a couple hundred of Skeeter's loads of Keith bullets over Unique and was ready to have a go at the dingers with all three shooters. Nothing finer than filing the air with the smell of burnt Unique and hearing the "ding" echo back from the steel target.


I was just getting set up on the line when the hair stood up on my neck.


Thinking I'd seen a flash of color up on the hill, I grabbed my binoculars for a better look . . .

Grass Soil Straw Plant Grass family



PEEP !

There was only the one, and while I was a little nervous I remained calm as I watched him slowly work his way down the hill. Having seen tales of others encounters with these critters I began to rethink my solo trip to the range.


As he came over a small rise my grip tightened on my 336-44 . . .


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. . . and then I chambered a round . . . .


**** TO BE CONTINUED ****
 

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**** PART TWO ****

They were starting to pick up speed coming down the hill and every step or two there seemed to be more of them.


Flower Plant Soil Yellow Grass



I realized that I was cornered and alone. Where's FernandMo when you need him?

I would have to wait until they were close and make every shot count.

My knees only really began to shake when I saw the big Herd Bull . . . .


Flower Yellow Plant Soil Grass



As they closed the distance I waited until I could see the blacks of their eyes . . .


Flower Plant Yellow Soil Grass



And then I opened up with my trusty Marlin . . . the fight was on . . .




The barrage of Keith bullets had turned the big Bull, but the herd kept coming even though suffering heavy losses.

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I quickly retreated into the shooting shed when I ran the rifle dry . . .


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**** PART THREE ****


The remaining peeps were coming hard so I opened up with my Rugers . . .





. . . wiping out the rest of the herd . . .


Yellow Leaf Peeps Plant Butterfly


Grass Peeps Plant Adaptation Wildflower


Flower Plant Grass Wildflower




But then I heard a crashing to my right, the Big Bull was coming for me . . .


Yellow Flower Plant Adaptation Peeps




My Marlin was empty, my Rugers were dry . . . only my little backup between me and impending doom . . .





He fell at my feet to a safari grade 40 grainer . . . I'm still thanking my lucky stars . . .


Grass Revolver Everyday carry Plant




As I'd shot them in self defense, I called the Division of Wildlife to report it. The game warden who showed up said he'd been seeing more and more of this.


He also mention that the big herd bull, "Peep-zilla", as he called him, would probably be the new state record. Only time will tell.


Just remember friends, carry a hyphenated Marlin, always have plenty of ammo, bring backup, and never let your guard down during peep season.


Time for a cold one . . .

Regards,

B
 

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Peep zilla!

Hey B,

That was some quick thinking and fine shooting!:congrats:

Thank your lucky stars the Peeps have not learned to ride.:ahhhhh:

We have not been infested with the Peeps, here abouts.:hmmmm:

Barely escaped with my skin, on Wednesday. Was doing a bit of load testing, and ran into a "Patrol" of the "Mounted Necco's":ahhhhh: And me not having my K 22, at hand. Thank goodness! Had a bit of 38-55 ammo, "to spare"!:flute:

Later, Mark
 

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Hey there Brian -- A well earned and deserved cold one it will be!!! There was some excellent shooting under stressful conditions. Mostly center of mass hits - you can see the training really paid off. For all the rest of you guys, heed the good advice Brian has offered. That herd bull would look good caped and hanging in the den! Best regards. Wind
 

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The "HORROR", the horror of it all. I will not sleep tonight, I must be on "peep guard" to keep the neighbors safe.
 
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Got alittle sugared up on a few boxes of peeps for dessert !:eating:
I understand, my wife Jersey Girl is now all sugared up on the remains of the herd!

Yellow Mouth Eating Plant Junk food


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