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Old 01-03-2004, 07:35 PM
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Deer season ended 2 days early for me. I went out yesterday and once I got up in my tree I found out that my scope was broken. I came back home and did some chores. I started catching up on my honeydo list early today. All day I while I was topping some trees (wife says they block the sun in the summer.) I could hear people shooting. Was talking to the wife at one point about the work I had done, and a deer came running thru the woods behind our house. Next season.....Next season. There's still some squirrel hunting I can squeeze in this month and I plan to do some scouting. But it sure hurt to miss out on these last two days. My wife was surprised...she said she figured I would have gone out there with a knife. At least she is beginning to get the point.

1 doe during bow season.
1 button with a rifle.

Still my best season. Hope everyone else did well.

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Old 01-03-2004, 07:47 PM
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Ive got until Jan.15th but the weather has been so warm and
20-30mph gusts of wind can hardly get my ground blind to
stay anchored glad you got a couple good luck next year!
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:12 PM
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sorry about your scope, but atleast it was still your best season.
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Old 01-04-2004, 08:12 AM
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I zero in and work up loads for three or four rifles before season starts for just that reason. I quess I have been lucky though as I have never had a rifle or scope malfunction during season.
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Old 01-04-2004, 08:57 AM
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Well this was the only hunting rifle I own right now. That'll change but it doesn't do me any good now. The eyepiece lense moved about 1/4 inch when I went to wipe away some moisture. I am left wondering how long it's been broken and if my rifle will shoot better than it did when I sighted it in this year. I had bought another scope this month but the maintube isn't long enough to fit this rifle. 10 months......I have 10 months to get my rig properly set up.

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Old 01-04-2004, 06:40 PM
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srry to hear about scope--congrats on your season. as you stated you still have time to get your rifle bk up to par--good luck-
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:07 PM
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Also had a scope fail this year, it fogged up on the inside, guess the nitrogen leaked out??? I noticed it when I tried to aim at the 3 bucks walking by me.
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