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Hunt - 12-06
Kent and his
Bobcat with Gary
Kent got this cat
with his 87 Chief Justice at about 38 yards.
Hey - note my old
stock shining there in the evening light. That's a pc. of that
old Mahogany firewood I insist upon inflicting on everyone! ;?)
Kent and Kitty.
Gary and Doe. My
first whitetail actually. (I know ... you got yours when you
were ten ... haha).
Shucks ... I was
working supporting a wife and three kids when I was ten ....
More later ...
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Fine male Russian Boar. Approx. 200
pound weight. Gary L. Barnes holding the Yukon 58 GS which took
the beast. A kneeling shot from approx. 50 yards at the trotting
These are the "Chaumpers"
you stay away from on the business end of the beasts.
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Previous hunts below ...
Having done our field research and
range time, and having been approved for a legal hunt with specially
designed large caliber airguns, Jim Leister and myself enjoyed
an excellent hunt in the late Fall of 2002.
Approx. 200 lb. Wild Russian Boar (male)
Rifle: Barnes Tundra Class 45 Pneumatic
shooting 337 grain Hellfire Slug.
180 degree curl on Barbarossa Ram
Rifle: Barnes Bison Class 45 muzzleloader
with Barnes peep sights. Slug: 290 grain Barnes mini-Tomahawk
If you'd take a plank and bring it
down as hard as you could to slap the surface of a pond, you'd
get an idea of the slug strike sound. We later found the 70 yard
slug had entered the Boar just behind the shoulder, passed through
the vitals, into the rear flank, through the opposite side's ham
and out. Upon skinning out the Boar, the guide was shocked to
find a large wound channel which grew into a huge mass of blood
shocked jelled area. This was literally 4" in diameter and
a foot long or more. It extended clear through the width of one
rear ham (ruining fully half of the ham) and exited. He said he
simply could not believe what he was looking at, having been a
professional guide and skinned innumerable game animals, he said
it looked like a heck of a high powered rifle hit, and that the
whole area was completely blood shocked, and ruined.
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Got this pic from a customer who purchased
a Barnes 56 Bison muzzle loader on the secondary market. This
is most recent of 3 deer he's taken with it since.
I'd made a few different slugs for
the rifle. He chose to use the smallest - a 300 grain, which he
says simply "Paper Punches" the deer - straight thru.
He says all three have dropped dead within 50 yards of where they
Customer is an excellent hunter who
has taken alot of game with bow. He tells me he enjoys the hunt
and the well placed shot, rather than the long range sniper type
of high powered firearm kill. And, this hunter stocks the freezer
with the game he takes.
He's got plans for the 650 grain default
slug provided. Hummm ....
Got this fine photo in the mail yesterday.
A Barnes 56 Bison which has been in the field for some years now
doing duty. Deer? ... what deer? OH!!! Good Heavens ... there
IS a deer in the pic too! ;?)
Truck? OH ... it was camouflaged ...
Thanks Mark ... great job.
Buffalo I took with a 58 Yukon 2 in
My kit for the hunt.
The rewards of Boar and Buffalo Hunting.
Shared with attendees of the Kentucky
Erwin Cup shoot for our Saturday evening picnic and campfire during
Russian Boar Hunt of 03.... More hunt pics ...