Learned a lesson on my deer hunt today-
Found a guy the next county over that offers day hunts for whitetail deer. I lost my lease last year and this was a great way to scratch the itch.
Drove out this morning and he took me to the morning stand. My deer rifle is a battle worn Remington 700 BDL in 30-'06. I grabbed eight rounds from a two year old box of Remington Core-Lokt the night before and wrapped them in paper towels.
In the stand I pulled four rounds and loaded the magazine in the dark, and at 7:45 after hearing much shooting around, my deer meandered into the feed plot. There were two good sized doe and a rather majestic buck- he was six or eight, I didn't glass him. He looked great in the scope but I let him live for the next guy who will pay to have him mounted.
I decided on a nice doe and pulled the trigger- buck and doe one way, my doe the other.
I looked down to check the time, then I noticed another young one-tine buck feeding on the plot. WTH, I shot him.
When I went to track them I found only one blood trail that led to the little buck.
Further investigation revealed a patch of white belly fur and a little chunk of white skin plug- no blood, where I'd shot the nice doe.
All signs said I missed. Second shot was spot on, maybe there was a branch in the way.....
But on the way to lunch, I pulled the two cases out of my pocket and noticed the problem- one was a.270 Winchester, the other a 30-'06 SPRG.
Somewhere along the line this box of ammo encountered a switcheroo- I don't own a .270, explained the missed deer and what not.
Build a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the day. Set a man on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life.