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    Was out predator hunting this morning and shot this fox. I called in another one last night, but didn't get a shot. When I turned on the spotlight it was 45 yards in front of me, but I didn't have a round in the chamber. By the time I put a bullet in the chamber he was long gone. Lesson learned.

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    Nice. What caliber rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskafilm View Post
    Nice. What caliber rifle?
    Thanks. Its a 243.

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    Cool. I've been taking a 22-250 out lately but before that I used my .243 Mod 70 featherweight with 55grainers.

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    Nice fox Jack!!!!!!!
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    NEver seen one that looked like that....thats sweet

    whats the dirty details, such as what round were you using? how did it do on the pelt? and other such things.
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    Yeah, that is a nice one,
    fur's probably gonna be downright luxurious, this time of year, country like that

    were you using an Elec caller, or not ?
    sounds like a great hunt, gettin' surprised like that, and that pic,..... Man, that looks like a blast
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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFishGame View Post
    NEver seen one that looked like that....thats sweet

    whats the dirty details, such as what round were you using? how did it do on the pelt? and other such things.
    Thanks. I was using an 80 grain Reminton PSP. The exit wound was bigger than I wished it would be. I am going to try to find a 55 grain FMJ round. Hard to find factory ammo and I don't reload.

    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    Yeah, that is a nice one,
    fur's probably gonna be downright luxurious, this time of year, country like that

    were you using an Elec caller, or not ?
    sounds like a great hunt, gettin' surprised like that, and that pic,..... Man, that looks like a blast
    Thanks. I use a foxpro spitfire.

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    Sportsman carries the .243 55gr ballistic tip ammo.

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    That's good to know. Thanks alaskafilm. I will check out Sportsman's

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    Very nice!

    I love the cross fox we get up here, lots of variety in color. Nice shooting!

    Hopefully I can get out this afternoon and call a couple spots.



    Sportsman carries the .243 55gr ballistic tip ammo.
    That does not sound like good fox medicine, I bet it is HARD on pelts.

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    Give the Hornady 80gr FMJ's a try, you'll be happy with the results if you keep them going about 2850fps like mentioned in Rick Kinmon's book. I've had very minimal damage with my 6PPC with that bullet and velocity.

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    Thanks snowcamoman. Your advice is always greatly appreciated.

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    No problem, I'm glad I could help. Actually, I'm going to be working up some loads for my .243 with those bullets and can send you what data I come up with when I get to the range and chrono it.

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    nice lookin cross ya got there.
    just curious, what kind of spotlight are you using? i have a primos...
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    Yeah, I bought a primos. It works alright. I would like to get a better quality spotlight, but the primos is all I could afford right now.

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    Great job Bushwack! Looks like there could be a silver in your calling area. Hope you get several more, if you ever need stretchers let me know.

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    Hey thanks Teacherman. I am sending you a pm.

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    Very nice fox for sure!
    I used to carry Rem 700 adl in 6mm rem and 90gr fmj - it did less damage than the lighter bullets for sure - but some hits are def worse than other too.
    I pulled up to a dbl on reds once in traps and parked within a few feet - leaned out and snapped a picture and when I put camera away and looked back one Red was hightailing it across the field. I popped him with the 6 on a dead run at about 200 yards - best shot ( luckiest for sure ) I ever made on a fox!
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    Nice looking fox. You could easily sell that one on taxidermy.net

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