Good ole'Bessy Bessy.

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Good ole'Bessy Bessy.

#1 Post by Nath » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:25 pm

Just had to get out with Bessy and those huge balls.

I was after a rabbit and sadly there was very few.

I was on land that usually is crawling with rabbit but I struggled to see any!

It was sad and thought after today I shall leave them alone.

Anyway eventually and after a few miles I found one to stalk.

I got down to 27yds and levelled Bessy on the unsuspecting buck rabbit.

I had renewed the pan powder just prior as it had got damp but although the fan flashed quick there was an unusual fizz as it fused through the flashhole slower than normal. I followed through and when Bessy did spit the ball out it was on target.

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It was good hunting and and the meat is in the cooler.

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#2 Post by 3leggedturtle » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:04 pm

Nath have you been listening to ACDC lately? When you cleaned it was there alot of damaged meat or can you eat the bullet hole? Todd
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#3 Post by JerryB » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:16 pm

Nath, that looks like a lot of good eating. Bessy done fine for you again.
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#4 Post by Old No7 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:55 pm

I'm surprised there's any bunny left! :wink:

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#5 Post by Nath » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:21 pm

Guys, one could eat up to the bullet hole ( it was a substantial hole!) except errr the guts exploded!
It took some field cleaning! Thank goodness for the wetted grass!
I honoured the bunny by salvaging the best I could from it.
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#6 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:25 pm

I think you need a .32 ! Whole lot less powder burnt and save a lot of meat!

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#7 Post by jnyork » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:40 pm

Dang, Nath, I'm surprised there is any bunny left, bullet must weigh more than the animal. :lol:
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#8 Post by Nath » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:44 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:25 pm
I think you need a .32 ! Whole lot less powder burnt and save a lot of meat!
Sure.
I was just field testing the modified balls.

You see Bessy and me have had a difficult relationship.
Always keen to please but often failing to perform her obligations.
That all changed when I loaded her up with a fine grade of powder and rolled a .735" ball down her.
Now she shows sight of promise!

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#9 Post by Nath » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:45 pm

jnyork wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Dang, Nath, I'm surprised there is any bunny left, bullet must weigh more than the animal. :lol:
It did switch the Wabbit off very very quickly!
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#10 Post by gamekeeper » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:36 pm

So no need for a follow up shot then.... :lol:
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#11 Post by Nath » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:53 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:36 pm
So no need for a follow up shot then.... :lol:
No need to rush reloading no. They ain't gonna charge at me after on of them has got them!.
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#12 Post by piller » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:43 am

Even those sabre tooth hares would probably have a hard time charging with a hole of that size in them. Over here, our largest ones are the Jackrabbits which are really a type of hare. They sometimes get up to about 4 kilos.
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#13 Post by Nath » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:02 am

We have the Brown hare.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9tDzRenL52XQtYxK9

They weigh similar to your jack's.

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#14 Post by Ysabel Kid » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:56 pm

You hit a rabbit with a Bessy and there was anything left?!? :D
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Re: Good ole'Bessy Bessy.

#15 Post by BlaineG » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 am

Nath wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:45 pm
jnyork wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Dang, Nath, I'm surprised there is any bunny left, bullet must weigh more than the animal. :lol:
It did switch the Wabbit off very very quickly!
I'd get lots of strange looks using a .54 Renegade for squirrel. That RB was very accurate with about 40 grains of Pyrodex P..
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Re: Good ole'Bessy Bessy.

#16 Post by Nath » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:43 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 am
Nath wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:45 pm
jnyork wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Dang, Nath, I'm surprised there is any bunny left, bullet must weigh more than the animal. :lol:
It did switch the Wabbit off very very quickly!
I'd get lots of strange looks using a .54 Renegade for squirrel. That RB was very accurate with about 40 grains of Pyrodex P..
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