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Old 01-26-2018, 12:09 PM
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Plus the liver, kidneys and heart but not many have a heart left that i can use. I tend to break them.

Sounds about right though. I had a doe close to that size. Ended up with 40lbs of meat and i didnt weigh the dog's portion.
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:41 PM
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When I first started reading this I kept waiting for your humor angle to kick in. It was a great report.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by deer655 View Post
When I first started reading this I kept waiting for your humor angle to kick in. It was a great report.
There's nothing funny about boning a deer Deer655.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:32 AM
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Great flavor, but it can be a little chewy unless sliced thin after cooking. I season it liberally with McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning. Rub the seasoning in and put it in a ZipLoc bag with a few ounces of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing. Squeeze the air out of the bag and let it marinate in the fridge for five or six hours, or overnight. Cook to medium rare with lots of hickory smoke and serve the 1/4" slices with a baked potato and your favorite veggie.

That sounds good, I'll try it, thanks for sharing
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:27 AM
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BTW I really like the looks of that Browning rifle. Is that a 78 or an 1885?
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:41 AM
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It's the B-78 in 25-06. I have two cartridge guns in deer calibers, the B-78 and an 1885 in 45-70. Sweet guns.

Let me modify that statement. The largest caliber cartridge gun I have that loads multiple cartridges is a Marlin 1894c in .38 Special/357 Mag, though I've never hunted deer with it.

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Old 01-27-2018, 09:21 AM
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We're sort of like two peas in a pod. I'm fond of MLs, single shot rifles and lever rifles and the old .45-70 cartridge.
I have a Pedersoli Sharps 1874 replica in .45-70 that I'd love to hunt with but I either have to get me a gun bearer or put a wheel on the stock to haul it around! It has a 34" octagonal barrel on it that I believe is 1 1/8" across the flats. What a beast.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
We're sort of like two peas in a pod. I'm fond of MLs, single shot rifles and lever rifles and the old .45-70 cartridge.
I have a Pedersoli Sharps 1874 replica in .45-70 that I'd love to hunt with but I either have to get me a gun bearer or put a wheel on the stock to haul it around! It has a 34" octagonal barrel on it that I believe is 1 1/8" across the flats. What a beast.
That's funny Bronko. I sometimes call this one "The Beast".


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Old 01-28-2018, 06:29 AM
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Thanks for the original post.
When I got back into deer hunting about nine years ago I decided to process all my own deer. And being the somewhat anal science geek, I weighed everything. I found that my yield was always around 40% of field dressed weight and I wondered whether I was "doing it right" or if I could get more. Now I feel more confident about my "work".
Thanks again.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:43 PM
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very nice semi
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