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No Body to See it!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by STI, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. STI

    STI

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    I was deer hunting and my friends and they had not come in yet, I saw 2 bucks the biggest I ever say myself in the wild and got my rifle and crawled on my belly to a ditch to get cover peeked over it and there they were, but very far off from me, along way. I used my coat for elevation and a rest on the lip of the ditch as I was prone, I held 1 complete deer body over him and fired, he fell like a rock with a perfect shoulder shot, I was shooting a W model 70 in 300 win mag with 180 gr Sierra boat tail splitzers, I wish I knew how far it was, the drop was 1-1/2 deer body to where it hit the shoulder. a very clean kill. When my friends helped me get it they could not believe I shot so far, it seemed that we just keep going and going to get to him.

    Just something to read here.......
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. Triple7

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  3. pac201

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    ^^^^^ :supergrin:
     
  4. STI

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    All I have to show for it is the rifle and horns mounted, its just one of those once in a lifetime shots you make that only you know what happened. I had perfect conditions, rest and great background hi lighted by the evening sun. The biggest thing was which one to shoot at. This was not intended as a brag post at all, sorry I posted it if it was taken that way, we had been talking of once in a lifetime shots and this was mine.
     
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  5. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Congrats on a great shot, when I was sixteen I missed a buck that the next guy over got after it ran from my missed shot's 50 yards with a old shotgun.
    It's still in the Michigan record books as one of the biggest bucks shot in Michigan :faint:
     
  6. STI

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    Thanks its just something I will never forget, the horns are still on my wall in the den, just a large 8 point but my largest. I still have the M70 also, although it has not been shot in yrs.
    I am sure someone could tell me with that much drop the approx distance it was. My ammo was about 2750-2800fps I think, just a guess there.
     
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  7. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

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    I recently used Google Earth to measure the distance of a shot I did on a moose years ago. It was at the other end of the lake we were camped on. I nailed it 5 of 7 shots. 300 Win mag in a Sako rifle. High magnification scope. Zeroed at 300 yards. The lake was as smooth as glass. The shot(s) were 775 yards.
    Congrats on your good (lucky?) shooting.
     
  8. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    A big deer body is about 18 inches top to bottom. If you held 36 inches over and hit the deer in the vitals you were around 500-600 yards. Most magnums can be zeroed to shoot max point blank--point of aim on a deer out to about 310 yards.

    My come up on a 30-06 at 600 yards from a 200 yard zero was exactly 6 minutes or about 36 inches. That was with a 168 grain bullet doing about 2650 fps.

    500 yards is a REALLY long shot on a deer and most scope reticles would cover the entire chest area of the deer.