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Old October 17, 2012, 03:20 PM   #26
Double Naught Spy
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Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
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I have been deer hunting every year since I was 24 and I am now 61 years old.
The rifle was way off zero and I don't think any chambering would have made a difference.
Obviously not a bad kill due to inexperience or for lack of wanting to do what is right, but a bad kill due to negligence. The equipment/zero were not properly maintained/verified.

I have never figured out why hunters go hunting without verifying their zero and doing it well. I was surprised when I learned of this phenomenon and even more shocked when folks here responded with stories indicating that it is a widespread and common problem.
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher." -- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011
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