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Old September 23rd, 2016, 06:58 PM   #1
 
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Night of the Magnums

Last weekend was a work weekend at my south Georgia deer camp. My machete and pole saw got quite a workout clearing shooting lanes around my stands. My buddy and I finished working in the afternoon, and then fished on my pond until dark. After dinner back at camp we returned outdoors to my picnic table so my partner could enjoy an after-dinner cigar. We had been sitting quietly for only a few minutes when a fat armadillo walked out of the woods 20 yds away. I quickly jumped up and eased closer drawing my S&W M65LS .357 as I did. I could hear my friend stubbing out his cigar and following behind me as he unholstered his S&W M69 .44mag revolver. At 10yds we were side-by-side so we unleashed hell fire on the varmint. My 140gr Winchester Silvertips lit up the night, and whatever brand of 240gr JHP .44 magnums my buddy was using added more fireworks and concussion to our performance. The armadillo was not impressed, and quickly exited the scene at a high rate of speed. We fired 7 shots in about three seconds (4 for me, 3 for him) and plowed up some ground but never touched the invading critter. We were howling with laughter at how fast that creature was, but we learned some lessons in those few seconds. First lesson is to always have a light on you. Second, short barreled magnums are loud and produce an amazing muzzle flash. Third, you have to have some kind of illuminated sights to hit small targets in the dark. The stainless front sight on my gun was totally invisible. It now wears bright yellow acrylic paint, and some modern low-flash carry ammo will be my next purchase. Our ears rang for awhile, but every time we pictured that armadillo hauling *** out of there at 40mph we would crack up!



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Good story.


Ever notice that when an Armadillo gets hit by a truck, it looks just like a peperoni pizza with mushrooms. ?
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great story and why we hunt with long barreled guns
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