I have been hunting with a 6.8 for a few years just got a new one and ut had to get blooded Went Wednesday with my son Sean to my buddy Rick's place it's about 2 hrs north of Austin, I love going there it's a beautiful pice of property and has a ton of deer Shot all my deer with the Wilson Combat 18" Recon with 3-0 Accupoint and handloaded Barnes 85g the game plan was to take a bunch of does and a nice buck or two if we could. A fried runs an orginization that since Oct 08 has donated 50K lbs of wild hog and I was going to take a deer or two and donate the rest got there before daybreak and had does everywhere as the sun came up, you know it's going to be good when you see lots of eyeballs reflecting back at you as you drive into the area My son was hung up on a nice buck and I didn't feel like dealing with any does that early in the morning.. We stayed near the winter wheat field about 2hrsa dn then drove up to the high part of the place and jumped quite a number of does Got him setup in a pop up and I went for a long stalk hunt and was going to be walking back the thick stuff and see if I could push any deer his direction Walking in the tree line next to the open area two deer bolted right into the field in front of me, I sprinted to the rignt and dropped to a knee and saw one doe hightailing it.. the other froze behind a tree about 75 yards in front of me, as it stepped forward, WACK! Down went doe #1 Jumped several others and was trying to push them towards Sean When I got close to him he said he saw some running but they jumped the fence no go hunted some more, ate lunch and got setup in the killing field blind overlooking a big field that like clockwork at dusk has deer coming out and moving to our right over to the winter wheat field the view, you can see a litle clearing under the trees, deer come through there and to the left... that's 300 yards Well, out come 2 doe at 175 yards my son tried to get a video but all you hear is WACK! a deer running, sky, WACK! well, within 2 seconds there were 2 does DRT a 6 pt comes out and my son goes for it but misses at 150 yards... my fault, he should have stuck with his 243 that he's used to a few minutes later, under the trees at 300 yards I see a NICE buck looked like lazer beams coming out of his head he was hung up and wouldn't come forward, after what seemed like an eternity he eases forward and as he's right at the edge of the adjoining tree line, he pauses and WACK! 250 yards and he drops like a sack of potatoes and never even as much as kicked 85g Barnes hit a little high and took out the lower spine and exited the far side the final count, 3 doe and 1 buck (one in the cooler from the morning) r We donated the 3 deer to my buddy to process and give away the meat Get the horns back in a few weeks My son and I had wonderful day together and that's by far the best and most important part! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!