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338-06
      #356543 - 04/09/21 09:06 AM

Took the 338-06 for a walk yesterday. Winchester M70 control round feed build by Col Kritendon Vic Running 160 TTSX's at 3080 fps Previous owners build and load. Build was a copy of the extreme weather.
It works , found a small mob and tried to get Joey a shot . It all went pear shaped with a wind change and they bolted. took a late shot at the only boars he was heading for the high ground Good big solid young boar.
Raking shot entering near hip to off side shoulder , 160 TTSX found against fighting pad.
Seen a few more but wind changes made stalking hard.Heres a few pics cheers Mick

recovered 160 TTSX


Bower bird bower



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Viking338
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Re: 338-06 [Re: 264]
      #356545 - 04/09/21 10:29 AM

Excellent photo’s Mick. I love the 338-06, mine is so nice to use. Have a 338-08 as well. Use mine with Woodleigh’s, never felt the need to change yet. Find both perform above expectations. Your looks sweet and would be a pleasure to carry.
Steve


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Re: 338-06 [Re: Viking338]
      #356547 - 04/09/21 03:25 PM



So Bower birds enjoy a Frenchman's diet of Escargot.

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Re: 338-06 [Re: NitroX]
      #356550 - 04/09/21 04:02 PM

The Greater bowerbird, NT. Is a omnivore, feeds mainly on insects berries and seeds.The bower is built and maintained by the male. mating ritual around attracting a female is around the bower. The male woke us up with the racket he was making around the bower trying to impress the female. First time I've seen the pink crown plumage on a pretty drab bird.
The stuff in and around the bower is the males idea, of furniture to attract the female This one liked snail shells grey slivers of rock and green seeds.
Had a bower near one of my safari camps and after a couple of seasons he had collected a few empty cases. Interesting to watch their behaviour.


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Re: 338-06 [Re: 264]
      #356568 - 05/09/21 10:01 AM

Thanks for the answers. Never seen one except on TV. Now I remember it was mentioned they pile up stuff in their "bower" to attract females.

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Re: 338-06 [Re: NitroX]
      #356570 - 05/09/21 10:06 AM

Good pics Mick, the Bower bird ones in particular, very interesting. The 338-06 certainly seems to work well. It's one of Geoff McDonalds (Woodleigh Bullets) favorite cartridges.

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Re: 338-06 [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #358277 - 18/11/21 03:45 PM

Heres a couple more with the 338-06 What it was built for and loads to suit.
160gr TTSX hinde 80m, drop on the spot.

good blood trail, impact to deer 7m

recovered 160 TTSX


red stag 110m


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Re: 338-06 [Re: 264]
      #358293 - 18/11/21 08:36 PM

Excellent.

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Re: 338-06 [Re: NitroX]
      #358299 - 18/11/21 10:22 PM

Well done Mick!
Plenty of meat for the freezer I hope


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Re: 338-06 [Re: 93x64mm]
      #358314 - 19/11/21 06:08 AM

Filling the freezer was a major deciding point on taking the red. Able to recover the meat easily. So it has been processed and is now hanging in a mates chiller. My chiller is not built yet.
Looking forward to the sambar as well.
Dogs appreciated the busted up shoulders.
Cheers Mick


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Re: 338-06 [Re: 264]
      #358317 - 19/11/21 06:30 AM

Great pictures, Mic - thanks for including us.Should have had pics of Joey. Lovely lady.

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Re: 338-06 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #358330 - 19/11/21 10:49 AM

Nice animals Mick, great looking country as well.

Matt

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Re: 338-06 [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #358338 - 19/11/21 11:43 PM

Very nice!! Congrats to you!!

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