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2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:19 pm
by drogte
This 4 1/2 year old 10 pt buck was taken on State land in Roscommon County on the 5th day of the season at 4:00 p.m. with my Grandpa's .35 rem model 8. My Grandpa first began using this rifle in the mid 1930's, and I have been using it since 1974.
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Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:17 pm
by Fred
Wow! That's great! What load/bullet did you use? What was the range? It must not have been too far as the trees look pretty thick in the first image. I daresay you didn't lose much meat either. :D Thanks for sharing.

Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:52 pm
by drogte
Thanks Fred. It was much thicker than the background. He was 30-31 yards away, facing me in a low depression. The head/neck was the only thing I could see and sight in on. I had no time to think and I was probably lucky, one inch below eye, and yes, no meat was wasted. I was using a 35 Remington express soft point 200 grain bullet. I Luv my model 8 and usually hunt alder thickets.

Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:09 pm
by Bandersnatch
Huzzah! Good shot!

Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:59 am
by 81police
Whoa, lotta energy offloaded in that noggin. Beautiful buck!!!!!! Congrats. Love the rifle too

Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:30 pm
by drogte
Thanks. Luck, Along with Lots of Scouting/Planning.