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Texas Slam

Texas Slam

Editor John Taranto travelled to Callaghan Ranch in Encinal, Texas, to test out the new Mossberg Lightning Bolt Action trigger system on their 4x4 rifle.
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from outdoorsexperience wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Really very good job

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from Jreed wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

a trap is a 3 sided fence aka a box canyon that the deer can enter I dont think that means pasture to bad they dont have fair chase laws

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from jg4478 wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Congrats to the hunter.

To all the anti posts.. The Callaghan ranch is 250,000 acres that’s 19.76 square miles of some of the thicket brush in North America.... A trap refers to which pasture...IE east trap, southwest trap ECT. A trap could be 10,000 acres plus.

A tag is the same as a Radio collared elk, it’s a way to collect data, but with out the ability to locate them other then physical sightings

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from Willie Hines wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

That's what I'm talking about. I own the Mossberg 4x4 in 7mm and I absolutely love it. I have taken 5 deer this year. It's a shame that Mossberg doesn't get more credit for the type of hunting rifles that they make. I am a huge fan of Mossberg.

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from mdlindley wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

"...a text message from another guide with a number on a tag he’d spotted on a deer where he was hunting."

Those are some interesting deer on the ranch. They are born with numbered ear tags? Sounds like a tough "hunt".

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from nd pointer wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

sorry I totally agree with pa. deer hunter, thats not hunting thats just shooting.

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from Pa. deer hunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Sorry shooting a deer over a feeder in a fenced area or "trap" isn't what I call hunting. That's just sitting and waiting. There should be a sign that reads "No skill involved just turn on feeder and wait"! I thought to hunt meant you had to look for game you know "HUNT"!

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from treestand wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

GOOD SHOOTING MR.T YEEEEHAWW NICE DEER IN TEX. GOOD HUNTING TO ALL.

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from micholina wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

Those are some darn good bucks, great job

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from demonhunter wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

i would like to know where he shot them deer so i can go and hunt there too. they all have some nice racks!!!!

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from bighunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

those azre some nice deer

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from jburgman wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Great pics. Looks like a fun time!
Well done, Mr. Taranto.

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from saintdeer wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Awesome pics. great "FENCE" of fame there! miss pig hunting down in Louisiana

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from buckgirl043 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

wow woulden't want to get bit by a pig like the nice buck by the way.HE'S HUGE!:)

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

Great buck--and also, from what I've heard, a pretty awesome trigger tweak. Can't wait to shoot one. Remember that Savage came up with a new trigger system not long ago and now it's emulated everywhere. Thanks for the first look.

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

That's Buck wild!

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from JBUG308 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Speaking of 30-06 - Has anyone had any problems with Federal powershoks? I shot 2 deer this year and it seems the bullets on both deer exploded after making contact. I did get both animals, but the bullets in both cases were in 2 and 3 pieces respectively.

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from Moosah53 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Hey John, Great pics and beautiful buck. FYI...he tastes great too!

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from lizzygannon wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

i can't think of anything better than hunting in shirtsleeves!

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from JohnT wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks, BL

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from long taxi ride wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

yeeee hawww

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from dukerjj wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

nice buck

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from Brian Lynn wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Sweet frickin' buck JT!!!

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from Pa. deer hunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Sorry shooting a deer over a feeder in a fenced area or "trap" isn't what I call hunting. That's just sitting and waiting. There should be a sign that reads "No skill involved just turn on feeder and wait"! I thought to hunt meant you had to look for game you know "HUNT"!

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from jg4478 wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Congrats to the hunter.

To all the anti posts.. The Callaghan ranch is 250,000 acres that’s 19.76 square miles of some of the thicket brush in North America.... A trap refers to which pasture...IE east trap, southwest trap ECT. A trap could be 10,000 acres plus.

A tag is the same as a Radio collared elk, it’s a way to collect data, but with out the ability to locate them other then physical sightings

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from nd pointer wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

sorry I totally agree with pa. deer hunter, thats not hunting thats just shooting.

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from Moosah53 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Hey John, Great pics and beautiful buck. FYI...he tastes great too!

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

That's Buck wild!

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from jburgman wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Great pics. Looks like a fun time!
Well done, Mr. Taranto.

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from demonhunter wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

i would like to know where he shot them deer so i can go and hunt there too. they all have some nice racks!!!!

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from Jreed wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

a trap is a 3 sided fence aka a box canyon that the deer can enter I dont think that means pasture to bad they dont have fair chase laws

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from long taxi ride wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

yeeee hawww

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from lizzygannon wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

i can't think of anything better than hunting in shirtsleeves!

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

Great buck--and also, from what I've heard, a pretty awesome trigger tweak. Can't wait to shoot one. Remember that Savage came up with a new trigger system not long ago and now it's emulated everywhere. Thanks for the first look.

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from saintdeer wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Awesome pics. great "FENCE" of fame there! miss pig hunting down in Louisiana

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from bighunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

those azre some nice deer

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from treestand wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

GOOD SHOOTING MR.T YEEEEHAWW NICE DEER IN TEX. GOOD HUNTING TO ALL.

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from outdoorsexperience wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Really very good job

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from Brian Lynn wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Sweet frickin' buck JT!!!

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from dukerjj wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

nice buck

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from JohnT wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks, BL

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from JBUG308 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

Speaking of 30-06 - Has anyone had any problems with Federal powershoks? I shot 2 deer this year and it seems the bullets on both deer exploded after making contact. I did get both animals, but the bullets in both cases were in 2 and 3 pieces respectively.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report
from buckgirl043 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

wow woulden't want to get bit by a pig like the nice buck by the way.HE'S HUGE!:)

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from micholina wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

Those are some darn good bucks, great job

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from mdlindley wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

"...a text message from another guide with a number on a tag he’d spotted on a deer where he was hunting."

Those are some interesting deer on the ranch. They are born with numbered ear tags? Sounds like a tough "hunt".

-1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Willie Hines wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

That's what I'm talking about. I own the Mossberg 4x4 in 7mm and I absolutely love it. I have taken 5 deer this year. It's a shame that Mossberg doesn't get more credit for the type of hunting rifles that they make. I am a huge fan of Mossberg.

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