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#7075344 - 11/14/12 12:16 PM My 2012 Mule Deer
LBSmith Offline
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Loc: Wibaux, MT
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.



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#7075362 - 11/14/12 12:23 PM 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 12:25 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: LBSmith]
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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 12:34 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
mitchellmountain Offline
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Registered: 01/27/09
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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.

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#7075394 - 11/14/12 12:34 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
Ringman Offline
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heavywalker,

Quote:
poor attitude. JMHO


Upon what do you base JMHO?
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#7075407 - 11/14/12 12:41 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Ringman]
heavywalker Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 10329
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 12:42 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
rost495 Online   content
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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 02:23 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: rost495]
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 3149
Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
Very nice buck and excellent shooting..congradulations..

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#7075814 - 11/14/12 02:52 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
Bella1 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 458
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 03:05 PM Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Bella1]
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Registered: 08/04/02
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Loc: idaho
nice buck, 605 yards is long range to me.

Ed

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