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I Have It All Rehearsed In My Head…

… for the day someone peruses my photo album and sees this one:

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“Damn, that’s a big buck, AD!” they’ll exclaim.

“Oh yeah, that one,” I’ll shrug nonchalantly. “Yeah, he was pretty fair. Twenty-inch inside spread, about 300 pounds. Scored about 150 Boone and Crockett*.”

“Damn! Where’d ya bag him?”

“Hmm, let’s see,” I’ll muse. “That was Blogorado, 2009 or thereabouts, I reckon.”

“What didja bag him with?”

“Brought him down at a dead run, with a 318 Dakota,” I’ll say, without a hint of smugness, as if it were an everyday thing.

“318 Dakota? Is that anything like a .338 Lapua?”

“Sorta,” I’ll judge, “only a fair bit more powerful.”

“Wow! More powerful than a Lapua Magnum? What kinda ballistics does it have?”

“Varies quite a bit,” I’ll muse. “Depends upon the loading, but the best thing is, it’ll hold its velocity, like, forever*, dude. I took this one at 65, but get this, at 130, it hits, like, four friggin’ times as hard.

“Sounds like a helluva wildcat cartridge!” they’ll say, impressed. “Lotsa knockdown power?”

“Yep,” I’ll nod sagely. “Hits like a fucking truck, dude.”







*If you set the cruise control.

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  • totwtytr

    And it shoots to moment of highway!

  • totwtytr

    And it shoots to moment of highway!

  • afordhere

    4 point buck, nice. I think it cost less than if you had to buy an out of state tag for CO and license and all that fun stuff. It's been a while since I hunted up there (used to live there).

    If you can afford an out of state elk tag and want one, I bet I can talk to my brother for ya. He got his elk 20 mins after hunting season opened and this happens every year.

  • A. Nonny Moose

    Shame the green cops took the head.. lol.. ;)

  • http://www.stuckinmassachusetts.blogspot.com/ Jay G.

    318 Dakota. Thanks for the coffee nasal douche AD… ;)

  • librarygryffon

    I hope the Dakota didn't take anywhere the damage the deer did!

    My husband has very fond memories of the deer his brother-in-law hit taking him to school one day.

  • http://www.stuckinmassachusetts.blogspot.com/ Jay G.

    318 Dakota. Thanks for the coffee nasal douche AD… ;)

  • librarygryffon

    I hope the Dakota didn't take anywhere the damage the deer did!

    My husband has very fond memories of the deer his brother-in-law hit taking him to school one day.

  • Kaerius

    For some reason the first thing to pop into my head when I saw that was “stay right there or bambi gets it!”

    Any style points? Radiator or door? (Yes I just recently saw Zombieland). ;)

  • Kaerius

    For some reason the first thing to pop into my head when I saw that was “stay right there or bambi gets it!”

    Any style points? Radiator or door? (Yes I just recently saw Zombieland). ;)

  • http://zercool.blogspot.com/ ZerCool

    Alternately, if a student/partner finds it, “Field demonstration of emergency tracheotomy techniques.”

  • Old_NFO

    Yeah, but the 'rounds' are a bit expensive…

  • Old_NFO

    Yeah, but the 'rounds' are a bit expensive…

  • Antibubba

    You may have to tilt the head back farther to get a good airway…

  • Geoffrey

    You sir, put the “rock” in raucous wit.

    Bravo!

  • http://ambulancesboomstickscoffee.blogspot.com Jim (firefighter4884)

    * and Don't Run Out of Gas :)

  • http://ambulancesboomstickscoffee.blogspot.com Jim (firefighter4884)

    * and Don't Run Out of Gas :)

  • Cybrludite

    Heh. I've been known to comment that my preffered anti-carjacker projectile is a 34,000,000 grain GMC Sierra moviing at around 53 FPS.

  • Cybrludite

    Heh. I've been known to comment that my preffered anti-carjacker projectile is a 34,000,000 grain GMC Sierra moviing at around 53 FPS.

  • AJ

    You think that your 318 Dakota hits hard? I just took out a deer last night with my 5.9 Ram.

    My 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with 5.9l Cummins diesel, that is. Taco'd the front bumper, took out the plastic above and below the bumper, and one of the fog lights. May have damaged the AC condenser too. Will find out tomorrow.

    Be safe out there. Just waiting for my driver cert at LPVRS

  • AJ

    You think that your 318 Dakota hits hard? I just took out a deer last night with my 5.9 Ram.

    My 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with 5.9l Cummins diesel, that is. Taco'd the front bumper, took out the plastic above and below the bumper, and one of the fog lights. May have damaged the AC condenser too. Will find out tomorrow.

    Be safe out there. Just waiting for my driver cert at LPVRS

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