- Jan 9, 2004
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My friend Joe and his longtime hunting buddy Hank booked a trip to Newfoundland in 1960 to hunt moose. They equipped themselves with brand new Weatherby Mark V Deluxe rifles with weatherby scopes. It was a sucessful hunt and Joe continued to use that rifle as his primary gun up to 1986 when he shot his last whitetail deer. He was roughly 72 years old then but continued hunting for another ten. I was given this rifle a few years ago after his passing and decided to put together some hand loads last year and take it to the woods. Almost exactly thirty years to the day in roughly the same spot, the Weatherby and I were blessed with an opportunity and a clean kill. It was a mile and half drag but worth every ounce of sweat.