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Thread: Filled my last doe tag on my birthday today, with a cast boolit in a vintage firearm!

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    Filled my last doe tag on my birthday today, with a cast boolit in a vintage firearm!

    I think I had posted on here I wanted to fill my last tag with my original Trapdoor, made in 1884. I also used a 350gr Lyman/Gould HP I cast with 15 grs of Unique behind it. It was a 60 yd offhand shot, hit a little high due to shooting up at a steep angle. Went thru both shoulders, and the spine, DRT. I must confess to being a little concerned about the loads effectiveness, but I needed not have worried. The bullet performed perfectly, and I am a happy camper. I will be gifting this doe to a needy family down the road from me, I have it all boned out and iced down till tomorrow. This has been my easiest year of deer hunting in my 57 years, 5 trips and 4 deer down. The wife also killed a nice doe in ML season, and we have 4 already in the freezer. This was the high light of my season, getting a deer with the Trapdoor. I will see if I can get some pics posted here and in the CB Hunting forum. Just though I would share.

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    Fantastic; what a way to close the season!! This season is proving a difficult one for me; lots of deer but. No shot opportunity; and had trouble with dogs chasing deer at best stand location. Iíve had easier seasons but none like your 4 for 5 ! Glad you kept us posted!
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    Good shooting, Amigo.

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    Koger,
    Great story and a chance to use the Old Warrior. Happy Birthday to you as well! Ed
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    Good job! It is a challenge to shoot on a steep grade as the bullet knows only horizontal trajectory. I hope to harvest deer with my old Remington RB in 43 Spanish. Heavy bullets have a whole lot going for them.

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    Congratulations on a successful hunt, and with a wonderful old single shot! Does it get any better than that!

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    Awesome report. Just want ta say happy B day and congrats on a great hunting season.
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    Good going. I took one Monday as well in Todd County. The gun was a parts gun made from a 1871 Swedish Roller in 40-65. I used home made BP though along with a 325gr cast boolit.

    Bob
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