The .44/90 BN rough rider drew blood!

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The .44/90 BN rough rider drew blood!

Post by Kurt » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:03 pm

With an invitation from friend Dick Savage to join him on this hunt, and some arm twisting from friend Bill the rdnck :lol: I used the .44 Shiloh instead of the .50 on this hunt and from Bills advice where to place this shot ended up as a clean one shot quick kill at 100 yards with a clean pass through the lungs using the .44 with a load of 92 grains of 2F KIK with a 500 grain PP round nosed bullet that is a close copy of an original sharps bullet.
This young two year old bull laid down in about 50 yards.
I had a great time with five friends on this hunt.
It just cant get much better than this!!!

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Post by Don McDowell » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:47 pm

Sounds like it all worked pretty good. :)
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Post by bobw » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:21 pm

Congrats Kurt. you look like you are having a great time.Them other guys shoot anything yet? bobw

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Post by madisonvalleywapiti » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:24 pm

Nice buff! How do you like your 44-90 compared to your 50-90?

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Post by rdnck » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:11 am

Hey, Kurt, Congratulations! That's a nice young bull. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Post by Brent » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:29 am

Well, it looks like you have your winter larder full now. Good deal!

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Post by Stephen Borud » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:26 am

Nice buff Kurt, way to go.

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Post by Don McDowell » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:06 pm

Kurt your facebook video of the shot is pretty good. Sounds like the wind was singing right along.. Wasn't any doubt about a good hit tho. :)
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Post by Kurt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:50 pm

madisonvalleywapiti


There was a .50-90 being used, I didn't even pull mine out so I cant tell you much.
But I will say this. I really noticed the reaction of the Bisons hit with the .44 RN bullet and a flat nosed bullet shot from a .45-70 left no doubt that it was hit. More so than the .50 did.
The first bull hit with a .45-70 with a 485 gr flat nosed bullet put the bull on his knees when he was hit with a heart shot and got up again and went a short distance and went down for the count with a 1 shot hit.
My .44 when it hit he humped his back and just went a short distance and that was it with a 1 shot kill.

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Post by Kurt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:54 pm

Don,

Yes there was a breeze :roll:
I unloaded the 20 qft freezer the next day on the ground and the wind rolled it :lol:
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Post by Don McDowell » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:28 pm

Kurt , it'ld be pretty neat if you could get that video to where folks can see it. There's no doubt about that buff being hit and not long for this world...Almost think you can hear the bullet hit.
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Post by Kurt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:49 pm

It wont down load on photo bucket for some reason Don.

I didn't hear the bullet hit, the wind was driving my hearing aids nuts from the wind blowing by them. I had a problem hearing Oren talk to me.

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Post by pete » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:19 pm

Congrats. Kurt. A nice looking buff.

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Post by Kurt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:09 pm

Sam.

Thank you.
No I used 1/25.
The hole was the same going out as it was going in. I could not find a hole till it was skinned out.
I saw a blood trail that came from blowing out of his nose not from the entrance or exit hole. The bullet hit no bones.

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Post by Kurt » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:20 pm

Here are the members of our hunt, You cant find a finer bunch of guys to spend time with on a hunt.
I will just use there first names if they want they can post there last name. Left to right, Marty J, John S, Dick S, Steve S, and me at the end.
We also had a none shooter with us and a great young lad Gus with his Dad in the lower photo That will be a upcoming hunter in a year or so.
That hump over Marty's left shoulder is another buff down.


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