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Grenadier
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Three down quick with the 10 bore
      #280116 - 01/04/16 06:24 PM

I decided to take the 1887 Hammond & Hammond 10 bore on my morning constitutional today - "Just in case". Well, as luck would have it I happened on a very large herd that was getting a jump on the annual migration. Pow, Pow, snick, reload, reload, snap, click, click, then pow again and it was over. I had a triple!

All three are very good representative trophies and just a few points shy of entry in Rowland Ward's book. I plan to send the original of the enclosed photograph to Safari Club International with a check for $3829.17 to get letterhead paper with a round gold sticker on it to make the kills official. But I must say, the gun deserves the credit far more than I.

Three of the dead blighters was more than I could handle alone. So, I called for assistance in recovering the beasts. With my team's help we had the capes off and ready to send out for shoulder mounts in no time. I would have liked to have ordered full body taxidermy, the serious pose with bared teeth and extended claws, but we just don't have enough room in the caravan, what with the watering hole panorama and all.

I am also proud to report that no meat went to waste. The instant of the first report, the entire village was on its way to my location. With dozens of natives swinging machetes they made short work of the butchering and only a few people received any sort of serious injury. Spirits were high. Everyone was chewing on a piece or two and smiling the whole time. It was quite the happy sight, indeed.



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Iowa_303
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Re: Three down quick with the 10 bore [Re: Grenadier]
      #280125 - 02/04/16 12:10 AM

Nice rifle!
You didn't mention having to stop the charge of a wounded beast but atleast you used enough gun in case the worst happened!
I've seen photos of the damage those beasts can do to one's ankles when angry. Not good at all!

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Edited by Iowa_303 (02/04/16 12:12 AM)


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Daryl_S
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Re: Three down quick with the 10 bore [Re: Iowa_303]
      #280133 - 02/04/16 04:45 AM

Glad you weren't injured. Nasty looking blighters, those are.

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Re: Three down quick with the 10 bore [Re: Daryl_S]
      #280187 - 03/04/16 02:31 AM

boring!

we had it before



please post only pics if you can beat it with four

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NitroXAdministrator
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Re: Three down quick with the 10 bore [Re: lancaster]
      #280257 - 03/04/16 10:56 PM

Funny post. I guess the local villagers were some local cats. We used to have a cat on our farm called "Liger". Because he had the colouring of a lion but faint stripes of a tiger ... He used to come running when he heard shots to see if any unwanted birds were available. Me was a killer mouser too. But his grey furry brother was better. A fat house cat, he just sat there and mice ran towards hin, a quick movement of his head and jaws and he had another one. Why waste enery chasing them!

Lovely gun too.

I hope to see those trophies registered with SCI soon and a suitable "grand slam" trophy awarded to you (with a minor fee of $11,984.27 to cover the costs ... )

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Grenadier
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Re: Three down quick with the 10 bore [Re: NitroX]
      #280261 - 03/04/16 11:42 PM

Sorry, but I must confess to exaggerating just a tiny bit on one small point. The gun is a 12 gauge.

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Re: Three down quick with the 10 bore [Re: Grenadier]
      #280264 - 04/04/16 12:29 AM

Death defying risky with such a small bore!

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Kano
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Re: Three down quick with the 10 bore [Re: NitroX]
      #281321 - 21/04/16 05:21 PM

Were these solid pellets, or softs?

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