50-90 Deer

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50-90 Deer

Post by alans49 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:20 pm

Well I took my new 50-90 out hunting this year and never saw a good buck. Our Wisconsin anterless season open on Thursday so I thought I would go out and try to get some venison for the freezer. I had several doe come buy at 70 yards and I picked out a nice big one and dropped her in her tracks. She weighted 122 pounds field dressed. Needless to say I am quit happy with the rifle. First shot at game and a clean kill. Shot with a .473 grain pure lead paper patched bullet. Life is good.




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Re: 50-90 Deer

Post by Denali » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:42 pm


Congratulations! That rifle looks really nice (like everything about it). Can you tell what kind of expansion that bullet had? Just curious.


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Re: 50-90 Deer

Post by pacecars » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:01 pm

Nice shot and rifle
Real gun powder is black.

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Re: 50-90 Deer

Post by Mike Johnson » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:13 pm

Congrats. Very nice rifle. Thanks for sharing
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Re: 50-90 Deer

Post by Stephen Borud » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:33 pm

Good job Alan! I sure like the Big 50 for hunting!

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Re: 50-90 Deer

Post by pete » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:57 am

Congtrats. Very nice deer and rifle. 122 lbs. field dressed is a good sized doe. Uh, I mean full figured. Gotta stay sensitive to the females. :wink:

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Re: 50-90 Deer

Post by Darryl » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:58 pm

I absolutely envy the wood on that rifle.
You posted a pic of it a while back on the forum. I liked the way it looked so much that I copied the picture and sent it to Lucinda to use as an example of what I wanted on my business rifle (my field hunting peach).
Kirk picked out a nice piece of wood for me very similar to the dark stripes on that rifle- the $50 hand select is worth the money if you know what you want.

Nice Doe too.
Thanks for sharing the pic.

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