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Hey some of you guys might recognize this from the Primos site where I post as Huerfanoelkhntr and I wanted to post it here. This my first Bull was taken with a Muzzleloader opening day this year at 2:00 in the afternoon. First shot was 150 yards broadside shoulder. He walked about twenty yards and stood broadside unable to move. I hit him again direct lung shot at 170 and dropped him for good. I shot my muzzle quite a bit at 150 at the range and knew where it was hitting at that range confidently and used shooting sticks.

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Nice bull. Looks about the same as I one I got a couple of days ago.

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Bradcue wrote:
Nice bull. Looks about the same as I one I got a couple of days ago.

Yeah, Congrats on your bull as well Brad! I noticed the same thing nearly identical racks.

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Congratulations!
Looks like you were a ways up the mountain.

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Nice bull! Congrats. You had much better luck than I had this year. Thumbs up

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Alamosa wrote:
Congratulations!
Looks like you were a ways up the mountain.

Yes indeed Alamosa, camped at 9,000 ft hiked 4,000 steep ft to an elevation of thirteen thousand ft. to get this bull. The good thing about getting him opening day is that I didn't have to do that hike for the rest of the week after we packed him out Sunday. I would have though if needed.

Thanks fellers!

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Nice Bull. Now all you need is a nice Bow! neener! Just jokeing. Really though nice bull!

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Looks good, congrats! What type of bullet and powder do you use? Also what type of sights?

Looks to be a TC Omega.

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bitmasher wrote:
Looks good, congrats! What type of bullet and powder do you use? Also what type of sights?

Looks to be a TC Omega.

Iron (peep sights fiber optic front). Yes, it's a TC Omega and I used 348 grain Powerbelts pushed by 110 grains of Triple 7. I sighted in 4 inches high at a hundred and was right on at 150. I figured with a broadside shot I could hold on the midline from point blank to 150 and sink it in the boiler room. I held a little high, slightly above the midline on the second longer shot and hit right below the midline but right into the lungs. The first shot was right into the shoulder and made him really sick he went about twenty yards and the last ten of those it was obvious he was hurting. He then stood broadside unable to move and the second lung shot put him right down for good.

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SoCoKHntr wrote:
bitmasher wrote:
Looks good, congrats! What type of bullet and powder do you use? Also what type of sights?

Looks to be a TC Omega.

Iron (peep sights fiber optic front). Yes, it's a TC Omega and I used 348 grain Powerbelts pushed by 110 grains of Triple 7. I sighted in 4 inches high at a hundred and was right on at 150. I figured with a broadside shot I could hold on the midline from point blank to 150 and sink it in the boiler room. I held a little high, slightly above the midline on the second longer shot and hit right below the midline but right into the lungs. The first shot was right into the shoulder and made him really sick he went about twenty yards and the last ten of those it was obvious he was hurting. He then stood broadside unable to move and the second lung shot put him right down for good.

Good job on your bull! Thanks for posting. Thumbs up

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Sounds like you have a good rig setup. I've been thinking about switching to peep sights to help with not totally covering the target with longer shots.

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