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Thread: Two weeks into sheep hunting......part 2

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    Default Two weeks into sheep hunting......part 2

    Well after 25 years of chasing them I got the ram of my dreams! Never thinking that we would top my sonís ram, but 5 days later it happened! We camped on this ram for 2 days freezing our butts off waiting for him and another full curl ram to move into a spot that I could make a shot. Finally they moved away from their non-approachable vantage point to where I could make a 450 yard shot with a 22-250 AI with a 75 gr A-Max bullet, dropping the ram in his tracks, but he took a 150 yard tumble off rocks and cliffs. I had to sew his mouth and lips up with needle and thread for pictures, also put a good cut on the bridge of his nose! This wasnít a Hard Park Subsistence ram, this wasnít a Draw hunt, this was a DIY OTC tag that any one could huntÖand thatís all Iím saying about thatÖgrin

    The Ram, he was a toad both body and horns, at 41X14.5Ē he scores 174 1/8 net B&C, I had 74 pounds of boned-out meat when I got home, the horns/skull plate weighted 19.5 pounds, and the full-life sized cape weighted 20 pounds.
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    Holy moly, man...what a ram, and what a season for you and your son! What to say? You guys have done well!

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    Wow, that is a very nice ram. Very well done.

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    whoa! gorgeous ram. Sounds like you vested in cold and determination - and the payoff was awesome! Congrats.

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    Great looking ram. Congratulations on the ram of your dreams!


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    Wow! I can't believe the body size on him, let alone the horns! Great job!

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    Incredible ram Congrats. 22-50 whizz bang love it

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    I thought we discussed this. I cant #$%& believe it. I only asked one thing and you couldn't help yourself! You might take a few lessons from your son.

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    Amazing ram! Thanks for the photo...how did that Amax perform at that range? I hear good things, but can't shake the thought that its awful light for BG, even at 22-250 speeds.

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    Wow - that's a ram of 2 lifetimes!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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    How old is he?

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    Epic season for you and your son. Both rams are just amazing! And DIY OTC?!!! You both deserve to be very proud of one heck of a season.

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    whoa... hubba hubba

    It just goes to show ya...." The harder you work the luckier you get"

    Congrats.
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    What a Ram! Congrats !

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    Congrats on a beautiful ram. You and your family have taken some tremendous animals. I think you have mentioned that the last few were skinned for lifesize mounts. Curious if you had any pictures of your previous mounts.

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    that thing is a hammer! you and your sons have really got it done this season. love to see some more pics of him if you gottem. amax is a great sheep bullet, although i have only seen the results of the 162's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak378 View Post
    I thought we discussed this. I cant #$%& believe it. I only asked one thing and you couldn't help yourself! You might take a few lessons from your son.
    Hmmmmm.......either this is an inside joke, or somebody is pissed that he shared this on the forum...???

    Oh and ramhunter....a "toad" of a ram is an understatement...!!!

    You definitely found a honey whole for a harvest ticket....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Great post, and what a great sheep! I'm also curious how the a-max performed at that range (obviously well enough!). Lung shot looks like?

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    Truly the Mountain Monarch there, Beautiful Ram Congrat's to you and your son on a banner Season!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak378 View Post
    I thought we discussed this. I cant #$%& believe it. I only asked one thing and you couldn't help yourself! You might take a few lessons from your son.
    ramhunter,
    Congrats on a truly regal ram! I see it took 7 years for your talkative friend to make his first post. In either case, you will have a spectacular full body mount! Now by the looks of the rock formation and moss , I'd say the hunt took place in Alaska.

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