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.204 Foxes, This Dawn,( This morn )

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Was out at dawn this morning on my patch.

As it got bright, I was watching 2 hares boxing, when for some reason, one of them started to squeal as if it was hurt.

All of a sudden, a fox came out from my left and bolted towards the noise :( ,

I tried to stop it with a squeek, but it kept on running towards the hares, so I yelled at it, STOP!!, it turned and looked, bang, flop :lol: , excellent.

Range was 198yds.

Second fox was the most amazing. I was tucked into a wall at the edge of a wood so was pretty invisible, after the first fox was shot, about 4 mins went past, when another fox went right past in front of me :lol: , I could of touched it.

I slowly put the rifle up as it walked past, it got to 15yds, safety off, click, **** it heard it and looked straight at me, at 15yds, BANG,FLOP!!.

In the photo, the bottom one was the first fox, the top, the second.

Rifle: .204 Ruger M77 Mk II.

Bullet: 40 grain v.max.

Scope: S & B , 3 to 12 x 50.

On this particular farm, the chickhens were going 2 x 2 every night.

They were locked up, but the foxes tore threw the wood to get at them :lol: .

So I gave a little help to the farmer and his prize fowls.

Edited by ernyha

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Thanks Nick,

I made sure no blood got on the blueing.

You might just pick up the entry hole on the bottom fox, just behind the front left leg. Camera phone again :( .

My camera phone is not the best. Will be getting a digital camera soon, Hopefully :lol: .

On both foxes, the bullets entered and exited, causing a lot of damage inside.

Them v.maxes are deadly :lol: .

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indeed they are, once hit a cub from 40 yards with the 6.5 using 95grainers...wasnt much left of the fox on the other side, most impressive things, find nosler b/t very good as well, the 50 grainers in the 222 do the buisness

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Thanks Stirky,

Cammy has loads more of us, I only got my camera at christmas. I'll need to get some copies off him.

 

Mark.

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Thanks Mark,

Your pics are fantastic, Im soon to get a digital camera too, so should be up and running with some good pics hopefully :lol: .

Unfortunately, I cant shoot Roe with my .204, as you can with your .22-250 In Scotland.

Thats why my mate got a Swift instead of a .204, because he will shoot the odd roe in Scotland. :( .

Ive just got a phone call from the farm I was on this morning.

He has seen another fox prowling, 10 mins ago, so am off out again.

If succesfull, Ill post a pic.

See you all soon. :lol: .

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I was out this morning too - but much later. It was about 10.30am. I was supposedly sorting some rooks on my 'permission's' land, but there were hardly any there - they had all flown off to plague somebody else.

 

Just as I was rounding a hedge on my way back to my car I met Mrs Fox coming the other way. She paused to give a warning call, and that pause was enough - x1 round of No 5 shot at about 20 yards.

 

Sometimes the nicest things happen when you least expect them!

 

Badsworth

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Nice one Badsworth.

Its true the nicest things happen when you least expect them, take this morning, the good fotune I had with the 2 I got for my farmer freind.

Have just got back, after been called out again, have a look at my next post, got lucky again :( .

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Got to where the farmer had told me abouts where he had seen the fox.

Sat down behind a bank with a bush for company next to me.

Started my perfetic attempt at squeeling, when 2 mins in to my screaching, a fox

walked out from behind a stone wall down the feild and sat down.

Ranged it at 298yds, mmmm.

Instict took over and I put the cross hairs between the eyes.

BANG, Flop, excellent :( .

When i got to the fox i had hit it in the neck, the bullet droped 4 inches, not bad.

Another dog fox, the third in this area today.

I wonder how their is so many dog foxes in this area? :lol: , O well,

i was more than happy and so was my farmer freind.

He threw in some dosh for ammo and then home.

Here is the photo.

Edited by Frank

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Back at the farm again.

Settled myself behind a bank.

Started to squeek, im not the best, amazingly, 2 mins in to my screaching,

a fox walks out from behind a stone wall way down the feild and stops, sits down and does not budge, typicall :( , mmmm.

Range it, 298yds.

Instict took over, so i put the cross hairs between the eyes, BANG, flop, excellent :lol: .

On reaching the fox ( another dog, 3rd one today ) , the bullet had struck 4 inches

low, hitting and breaking the neck.

I wonder why their is so many dog foxes oround this part. O' well.

Farmer was delighted and gave me some dosh to cover the ammo cost. :lol:

He offerd me a beer, but i was driving, so told him I would have one some other time.

Hopefully that is the end to the chickhens disepearing. :lol:

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Iv just realized i posted this twice, Im getting tired, no wonder, been up since the crack of dawn :lol: .

Time for bed I think. :( . :lol:

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Hi Mark,

Yes I do use a range finder, its a Bushnell, cant read the rest its wiped off.

It belongs to my mate who has lent it to me and I have to give it back to him

tommorow.

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