Another Critter With An Old Gun And Cast Bullets

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  1. kirkbridgershooters

    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    Chasing these critters around with old guns and iron sights makes the hunt more worthwhile. I spent the morning spotting for deer and seeing a few. I did get within range of a nice 4 point, but he took off at the last second and went around a hill.

    I followed where he went, got distracted and had to go back in search of him. I found this buck bedded and snuck up on him from the downwind side to about 100 yards. I stuck the rifle over the ridge, he caught the movement and stood up. I shot him through the heart and liver with a 180 grain grease groove round nose bullet...


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    Wow, what a backdrop Kirk !
     
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    kirk, sure is a big country, great photo.
     
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    wow, look at the neck on him, built like a tank. beautiful old 94.
     
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    Kirk, thanks for sharing with us. What caliber is that rifle? Wayne
     
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    Nice buck. You must have one hell of a big freezer, judging from the hunting pictures you've posted!
     
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    The rifle is a model Winchester 1894, 32-40 takedown. I am shooting 180 grain cast bullets in it with 16 grains of 5744 powder. Not hot, but deadly when aimed right. It is pictured between a 25-35 and a 30-30 for comparison. I also included a picture of the cartridge and the bullet I shoot in it...

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    Norway.375 and tripledeuce like this.
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    Your rubbing it in Kirk with photo's like that!!!!
     
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    Kinda reminds you of Nebraska, doesn't it...
     
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    LOL, not quit, but remember Nebraska is where the West begins!
     
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    Thanks for posting the rifle and ammo information. I was wondering what caliber would use a 180-grain lead bullet. Too big for .30-30; too small for .38-55. I'd always thought of .32-40 as a target cartridge in single shot rifles, but obviously it can be effective on game with the right load.
     
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    You are right, the 32-40 started out several years earlier as a chambering in single shot target rifles...
     

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