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Wet season with the 404
      #312263 - 12/02/18 07:53 PM

Done a couple of trips with the 404. Got real lucky at one of my pig spots. Found a young bull asleep in a wallow Ideal for trying the 404 out. Poor angle so tried to improve but only offered a shot angling in from behind thru the gut. Burst out of the wallow at the shot with plenty of blood flowing. gave him two more in the shoulder when he stopped and he was down.
Pretty happy with the 350's. 400's would be my preferred weight for buff.
Few photos then a big effort to carry the meat out.



Went to the local swamp for a look around fresh pig sign so followed their tracks , long process but eventually paid of with. a small sqeal from a sow giving their position away. Well sort of it took me around 20minutes to find them in the log grass/ thick stuff. 15m shot off hand over kill but very happy heres a pic cheers Mick
350gr RNSP


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Waidmannsheil
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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: 264]
      #312267 - 12/02/18 08:06 PM

Fantastic Mick, good looking beast and great looking rifle.

Waidmannsheil.

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #312275 - 12/02/18 09:50 PM

Well done. It is so green! Never seen the Top End during the Wet. Oneday I want to visit especially during the Wet to see the difference.

I don't envy you the butchering of a buffalo bull AND carry out in hot and humid conditions.

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #312305 - 13/02/18 01:50 PM

Quote:

Fantastic Mick, good looking beast and great looking rifle.

Waidmannsheil.




+1..agreed..
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Looks like a great time..

Ripp

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Ripp]
      #312348 - 14/02/18 07:28 AM

That would have certainly been a big effort to get the meat out Mick!
Humidity is a real killer up your way!
At least you're getting rain - nothing much if any in the bottom end of NQ.
Dry as a wooden God here!


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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: 93x64mm]
      #312351 - 14/02/18 08:31 AM

G'Day Fella's,

Thanks for sharing and good to see you gettin amongst them there .264.

Doh!
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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: 264]
      #312414 - 15/02/18 08:45 AM

Mick, good effort there. Glad to seethe 404 doing what it was meant to do.

2 things. 1) I envy you the rifle. 2) I don't envy you the butchering and carry out in the humidity up there


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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Rule303]
      #312438 - 15/02/18 06:52 PM

Heres Chris helping with the carry out. Humidity was very high. one piece at a time. Cheers Mick


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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: 264]
      #312439 - 15/02/18 07:30 PM

It even looks humid, still looks like you are having fun.

Waidmannsheil.

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #312457 - 16/02/18 05:43 AM

I do not enjoy hunting in that weather. There was a time it did not bother me - it does now.

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: 264]
      #312464 - 16/02/18 09:15 AM

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Heres Chris helping with the carry out. Humidity was very high. one piece at a time. Cheers Mick





THAT is a great pic...

Thanks for posting..

Ripp

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Ripp]
      #315337 - 16/04/18 07:30 PM

Im liking the 404. Walked the margin of a swamp last Friday arvo. Plenty of water around. found a reasonably fresh boar digging , saw a few snakes and a scrub hen. hadn't gone 40m past the scrub hen and spotted a tom cat. 16m shot absolutely flattened him.......
350gr woodie. Turned a sh#t day into a good day. Heres a couple of pics cheers Mick
The good side



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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: 264]
      #315341 - 16/04/18 11:45 PM

I'm glad you use enough gun for those things, Mick.

They can be a handful when wounded!


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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: MikeRowe]
      #315350 - 17/04/18 04:10 AM

Looks like that cat hated the 404. Good on you.

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #315358 - 17/04/18 07:31 AM

Top shot Mick!
.404 is perfect for cats!


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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: 93x64mm]
      #315361 - 17/04/18 09:07 AM

Thanks for sharing 😊

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Rino]
      #315362 - 17/04/18 09:39 AM

Mick, not to hijack your great pics.
A mate of mine has a heap of 347gr ( Kynoch) bullets he wants to sell....$70/100pp if you are, or anyone is interested . A great pig bullet, not to mention Cat bullet!!

Best
Eric

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: paradox_]
      #315366 - 17/04/18 05:19 PM

Quote:

Mick, not to hijack your great pics.
A mate of mine has a heap of 347gr ( Kynoch) bullets he wants to sell....$70/100pp if you are, or anyone is interested . A great pig bullet, not to mention Cat bullet!!

Best
Eric



Thanks Eric, I just ordered a heap of woodies. They will last a while. Ill put the word around. Cheers Mick


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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: paradox_]
      #315369 - 18/04/18 12:14 AM

Quote:

Mick, not to hijack your great pics.
A mate of mine has a heap of 347gr ( Kynoch) bullets he wants to sell....$70/100pp if you are, or anyone is interested . A great pig bullet, not to mention Cat bullet!!

Best
Eric




Eric, I'll take them if they are still available.

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: NitroX]
      #315376 - 18/04/18 12:49 AM

Always use "enough" gun. LOL -nice treat - nothing like an unexpected feral (anything) to make a day shine.

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Re: Wet season with the 404 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #315400 - 18/04/18 11:16 AM

He has plenty John

Just haeading to work, ILL PM you later

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