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Couple of first`s in my life #209288 11/28/2020 2:22 AM
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This is my first North Carolina whitetail... First deer taken with a single shot handgun... XP-100 in 260 Remington shooting 120gr Fusion ammo. It was a 30 or so yard shot from treestand at slight 1/4 away with exit at right shoulder with tiny bits of bone coming out of the one inch exit hole... never saw that before...


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: jamesfromjersey] #209289 11/28/2020 2:48 AM
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Nice job James, the 260 was always one of my very favorite calibers. It was easy to find accurate loads with about any powder/bullet combination. Congratulations!

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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: sixshot] #209290 11/28/2020 3:20 AM
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Way cool james! My nephew has had a 260 ruger 77 rifle for a good number of yrs. it knocks the snot out of em for sure. 😎 he killed a very nice 10 point this season.


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: KYODE] #209292 11/28/2020 4:55 AM
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Great start


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: Ernie] #209293 11/28/2020 9:00 AM
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An XP is a very accurate weapon the 260 is an excellent cartridge.
CONGRATULATIONS!

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Congrats James

Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: racksmasher1] #209295 11/28/2020 4:23 PM
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Congratulations, James!


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: Russell] #209296 11/28/2020 5:12 PM
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congrats James on two firsts! that 260 is a great cartridge. just wait till you can stretch it legs. kills good at long distances.


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: gunslingerdad] #209297 11/28/2020 6:06 PM
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Nice James!


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Outstanding! Nice shot..

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I do not have a 260 but I do have a CVA Scout pistol in 6.5 Creedmoor which is very close. I have already killed two deer with it this season. One at 125 yards. I love it.


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: rougerocco] #209303 11/29/2020 12:30 AM
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Congratulations, nice job!

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Congrats, James! You have now put the pressure on me! I?ve got to hunt with my XP and get some blood on it. It does feel good to do a ?first? with a handgun - I got my first deer with a self-shucker this year and it just happened to be the John Browning masterpiece 1911.


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: rougerocco] #209311 11/29/2020 4:06 PM
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I scored my first head of big game with an XP100 this year as well! Congrats!


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: Raptortrapper] #209321 11/30/2020 1:10 PM
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Huge congrats! Still haven't bloodied the 260 but it's coming.
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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: reflex264] #209323 11/30/2020 3:35 PM
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Good going, James!


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Now you will need to get some hog blood on it ,then elk ,muledeer ,etc,etc. WELL DONE JAMES!


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: junebug] #209332 11/30/2020 10:53 PM
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Congrats! Hopefully the first of many with the XP.

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Congrats. I hope to get a first with my 375 Contender if I ever find any powder.

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Congrats JFJ!

Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: jamesfromjersey] #209852 12/26/2020 4:35 PM
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Congratulations James. Way to break in that single shot.


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Re: Couple of first`s in my life [Re: jamesfromjersey] #209862 12/27/2020 4:22 AM
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Speed kills. 😁

Well done.


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