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FN FAL finally pulls through!
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:51:58 pm »
So after not seeing anything all season, I decide to redeem myself this thanksgiving holiday.

I also have been using my STG58.  I've taken it deer hunting numerous times, but never gotten a chance to shoot anything.  I'm running iron sights now, so hunting towards dusk can be tricky.

Tonight was the second to last  hunt I could get in before I had to go back to school and study for finals.  It had just rain.  Skies were overcast and dark.  I was on an old stand, nick-named "The Meat Stand". 

It lived up to its name tonight. :evil:

I ran up on a few deer walking to the stand.  After I got into the stand, I waited.  Sure enough they came out again.  I watched them for about thirty minutes.  One large doe and three yearlings.  The Doe was skiddish, not wanting to give me a broadside shot.  She also stayed near the woods, while her kids were out in the oat patch.

So she kind of blended in... and it was getting dark...

and if any of you guys have shot a FAL, you know those iron sights don't work worth a dang in the dark. As much as I love the rifle, I know that's one of its limitations.

Finally I get a semi-halfway broadside look of the doe.  It was 5:20 when I made the shot.

And the doe RAN! Right into the thickest thicket on the whole lease.  :cuss::cuss::cuss:

I just KNEW I made the shot!  80 yards, turned slightly toward the stand, fading light, but I knew I lined up the sights.   But the doe didn't look like it was hit at all.

My dad and I checked the place I thought I hit it at.  But we found blood a bit farther out.  A trail ran right into the thicket.  Thirty yards into a thicket (and me, in shorts, pushing through briar patches every other step :o ) we found her. 

When I dragged the doe back into the clearing, it was completely dark.  I lifted it into the back of the truck and we took it home.

It's a pretty big Doe too.

A few pictures from the night



Now notice here, my dog is 90 pounds of muscle and fur and some fat.  This doe was just about as big as they come.


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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 11:58:52 pm »
    Colt looks like the Grim. I really wouldn't want to meet him in the dark...
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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 01:00:53 am »
    It's Sirius Black!

    Shoot, has the Grim for a hound, looks that good AND owns a FAL? 

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    « Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 01:03:58 am »
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    Shoot, has the Grim for a hound, looks that good AND owns a FAL?
    See Nick? Nobody thinks you're fugly.  ;)
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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 10:14:01 am »
    I'm missing something here.  Who's Grim and why does my dog look like him?

    Also, I've got about thirty or so pounds of jerky marinating right now.  I'm going to start making it today!

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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 12:05:37 pm »
    He's the big black hound that's usually a portent of death and doom.
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    « Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 03:04:08 pm »
    What Doug said.
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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 04:57:40 pm »
    Warning... may scare children.  Scared me. 

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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 05:18:02 pm »
    I start a thread about my doe and I get more imput about my dog.  Sheesh.





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    « Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 06:01:38 pm »
    Yep, that's the fearsome Grim alright...  ;D
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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 07:46:22 pm »
    Not just your dog.  The fact that you'd give Robert Pattinson a run for his money too.

    And your rifle is cooler than mine...   :cuss
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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 09:57:06 am »
    Don't feel bad Doug.  The FAL is just one of the things I spent my graduation money on.  The other was the 1740 project.

    Half the jerky is done!  Now to put on the next batch.  I only have so much room in my oven.

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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 11:41:08 am »
    That FAL needs a bayonet...

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    Re: FN FAL finally pulls through!
    « Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 10:34:26 pm »
    That would certainly make processing the meat a bit more interesting...

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