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#7075344 - 11/14/12 My 2012 Mule Deer
LBSmith Offline
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Finally got some snow on the ground up here and man was it great! Bucks were out in full force Sunday. I seen 28 bucks total, If I had to guess on the does I probably seen around 70 or so. I seen one buck yesterday that was a big ole boy but never did get a shot. I wanted to try my hand at longer shots this year as I had a long distance rifle built last year and I have been praticing about 3 or 4 time a week since I got it. Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him for a while because I wanted a farther shot. But after looking him over for a good 30 minutes I decided to take him. I dialed my scope up 2.4 mils(zeroed @300) and I had to hold about a 1/4 mil for wind. Perfect shot. My set up is a 300 WSM built by Bison Barrels out of Gillette WY. I used a 180 grain Hornady SST, I shoot them at 3075 FPS. My scope is a Burris MTAC 6.5x20x50 mil/mil.

The buck has great back forks and some trash but very small front forks.



Lucas
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#7075362 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: LBSmith]
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Nice buck. Guess you could have stood up and waved your arms if you needed him further away.
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#7075364 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: LBSmith]
heavywalker Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
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Originally Posted By: LBSmith
Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him for a while because I wanted a farther shot.



No place for this in hunting, Great shot, good hunt, good deer, poor attitude. JMHO
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#7075393 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
mitchellmountain Offline
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Originally Posted By: heavywalker
Originally Posted By: LBSmith
Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him for a while because I wanted a farther shot.



No place for this in hunting, Great shot, good hunt, good deer, poor attitude. JMHO



You do know this is the long range hunting forum,,,,right? I'm not big on long shots but if a man puts his time and practice in and has the equipment, its all good.
Great buck and I would have liked to be your back up man for those chip shots. If the big boy was a lot bigger than that, you sir have more restraint than I will ever have.

God Bless,
MM
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#7075394 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
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heavywalker,

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poor attitude. JMHO


Upon what do you base JMHO?
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#7075407 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Ringman]
heavywalker Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
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Loc: 40 Years too Late
I have no problem with long range shots. I have taken them, and many people that I have hunted with have taken them, with success. If you look at my posts here in the past I have supported the practice and have many threads that I started myself. However, I have never went hunting hoping for a long shot and even passing animals up in order to get a long shot. Treating an animal as if it is target practice is not in the spirit of hunting as I know it. I don't think long shots are something to be taken in order to stroke ones ego, rather they should be taken when conditions warrant and no other opportunities present themselves.
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#7075410 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
rost495 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
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Loc: La Grange, TX
Originally Posted By: heavywalker
Originally Posted By: LBSmith
Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him for a while because I wanted a farther shot.



No place for this in hunting, Great shot, good hunt, good deer, poor attitude. JMHO


Other forums out there...

And so whats wrong with long vs other choices we make. This argument never ceases to amaze me. There is no 100% foolproof weapon or shot.

Do the best you can, know your limitations and stay inside of them, the rest is no one else's business.
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#7075718 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: rost495]
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
Very nice buck and excellent shooting..congradulations..

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#7075814 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
Bella1 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 531
Loc: Alb. N.M.
Congrats, Very nice I see why you couldn't pass him up! I went cow elk hunting in Oct. All set up for long range . Spotted a herd 1/2 mile away. Snuck in to edge of meadow but saw a butt go in to trees. Cranked scope down to 4.5 and dialed to 100 yards . I could smell elk so I did a cow call .a big cow stood up . Bam, shot her at 41 yards in the head. So much for long range !
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#7075844 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Bella1]
1234 Offline
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nice buck, 605 yards is long range to me.

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#7075922 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: LBSmith]
SU35 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/02
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I had a long distance rifle built last year and I have been praticing about 3 or 4 time a week since I got it. Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him


Good job, reminds me of someone I know. smile

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#7075931 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: rost495]
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Originally Posted By: rost495

And so whats wrong with long vs other choices we make. This argument never ceases to amaze me. There is no 100% foolproof weapon or shot.

Do the best you can, know your limitations and stay inside of them, the rest is no one else's business.

I'm not criticizing the shot and it is a great deer. However, when you post what you did on a public forum, you've made it everybody's business.
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#7075949 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
SU35 Offline
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Treating an animal as if it is target practice is not in the spirit of hunting as I know it. I don't think long shots are something to be taken in order to stroke ones ego, rather they should be taken when conditions warrant and no other opportunities present themselves.


Oh brother...here we go again....

His wife can take a long shot on a cow elk and he'll no doubt tell us she could not get closer even though they set up for it in the first place.

I see a double standard here.

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#7076001 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: SU35]
MontanaMarine Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
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Loc: Canyon Ferry, Montana
Congrats! Nice shooting, and a great buck.

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#7076003 - 11/14/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: LBSmith]
oldpinecricker Offline
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Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 219
Nice shot and nice buck. Keep doing what your doing and I think you have an great attitude in that you practice with your equipment before taking it afield.

Nothing wrong with taking them way out there.

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#7076064 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: oldpinecricker]
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Registered: 01/19/05
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If you wanted a 700+ yard shot, then why did you take one closer than that?

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#7076148 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: SU35]
heavywalker Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 12348
Loc: 40 Years too Late
Originally Posted By: SU35
Quote:
Treating an animal as if it is target practice is not in the spirit of hunting as I know it. I don't think long shots are something to be taken in order to stroke ones ego, rather they should be taken when conditions warrant and no other opportunities present themselves.


Oh brother...here we go again....

His wife can take a long shot on a cow elk and he'll no doubt tell us she could not get closer even though they set up for it in the first place.

I see a double standard here.


Well if anyone cared to read what I wrote they would see that I have no problem with the distance of the shot that he took. I would have no problem if he took an 800 yard shot as he indicated. I simply stated that passing up animals for the express purpose of attempting a longer shot is the wrong attitude to have when hunting.

Again I congratulate him on his shot, he obviously took the time and effort in the off season to pull it off. Great deer, Great hunt, etc...

I realize that this is his first buck shot at long range and maybe he is a little excited about the prospects of being able to make such a shot, but I think that in time he will realize that heading out just to take shots at long range is not the way it should be done.

Again Congrats, I certainly don't want to hijack the thread this is the last I will say on the matter.
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#7076939 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
rcamuglia Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
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I simply stated that passing up animals for the express purpose of attempting a longer shot is the wrong attitude to have when hunting


I couldn't agree more.

As far as I'm concerned, take what you can get and don't pass on anything simply because it's too close.

Game animals are not steel targets. A poor shot matters.

That being said, Congratulations on one unique Muley and one heck of a nice shot!!!!
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#7076968 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
Ringman Offline
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heavywalker,

It certainly seems like you and look at game animals differently. To me they are to be enjoyed whether I am watching them or shooting at them or eating them. They are not more special than a rat in the alley.
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#7077014 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Ringman]
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Originally Posted By: Ringman
heavywalker,

It certainly seems like you and look at game animals differently. To me they are to be enjoyed whether I am watching them or shooting at them or eating them. They are not more special than a rat in the alley.


??????

So you get the same enjoyment from NY city alley rats as Big Game, assigning them the same value?

I hope that was just a keyboard fart
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#7077038 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: rcamuglia]
Ringman Offline
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Quote:
??????

So you get the same enjoyment from NY city alley rats as Big Game, assigning them the same value?


For fun, yes.

Quote:
I hope that was just a keyboard fart


I remember getting buck fever over shooting mice with a BB gun when I was about thirty-five years old. Hunting is hunting.
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#7077120 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: doubletap]
SKane Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
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Loc: Middle West
Originally Posted By: doubletap
Originally Posted By: rost495

And so whats wrong with long vs other choices we make. This argument never ceases to amaze me. There is no 100% foolproof weapon or shot.

Do the best you can, know your limitations and stay inside of them, the rest is no one else's business.

I'm not criticizing the shot and it is a great deer. However, when you post what you did on a public forum, you've made it everybody's business.


Yep.

Although I am happy the OP chose not to put the post in the deer hunting forum as mayhem would ensue and I too would have gotten in line to have a kick at the cat. smile

Nice buck.
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#7077135 - 11/15/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Ringman]
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Registered: 03/01/11
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Loc: High Country Colorado
Originally Posted By: Ringman
Quote:
??????

So you get the same enjoyment from NY city alley rats as Big Game, assigning them the same value?


For fun, yes.

Quote:
I hope that was just a keyboard fart


I remember getting buck fever over shooting mice with a BB gun when I was about thirty-five years old. Hunting is hunting.
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#7080001 - 11/16/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: LBSmith]
Ghostwalker Offline
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Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 1087
Loc: Nebraska
Nice looking deer, a 600 yd shot on game is nothing to sneeze at, I'd say you did very well.

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