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    Colt Lightning 40-60-260 Antelope Hunting

    Having these nice old guns and not shooting them is a shame. I have quite a dew old rifles and I try to hunt them all.

    I got this rare short rifle in Denver last may and shot a few gophers with it, but I really wanted to get an antelope with it. I took it to Eastern Montana yesterday and chased antelope most of the day. Trying to get within range of them with this rifle is nearly impossible when antelope like wide open spaces.

    I found a group of antelope that were bedded down for the afternoon and spent a couple hours crawling through cactus and grass to get within 100 yards to get a shot. They never did see me and today I am sore from the crawling and trying to lift my head without being seen.

    I got the shot at just about 100 yards and then I had to get it almost 2 miles back to the truck...



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    Waidmannsheil!
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    That is awesome! Nice job!

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    Great looking gun, and nice job on the antelope. You had quite a day.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures and the story.

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    Great adventure!
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    super cool!

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    What you did was REAL hunting! And you used one of the coolest rifles ever made!!! Well done!!!
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    Nice rifle and a great adventure!!
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    Most excellent!!! Great pics and a grand day in the field.

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    Terrific story. The way hunting used to be. You had to stalk your prey, not bang away at them from 600 yards.
    It ain't like it used to be, but it'll do.


 
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