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8-Point, 385 yards

Old 01-14-2011, 10:39 AM
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Default 8-Point, 385 yards

Here are some pics of an 8-point I got while ago. It was feeding about 385 yards from my front door. Browning Stainless A-bolt .270 Winchester, 140 grain Hornady BTSP bullet.....one shot, one kill.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:12 AM
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Nice Buck, Congrats on the harvest!
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:20 AM
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Nice buck. Nice shooting.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:35 AM
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Nice shot.... Nice buck...congrats!
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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Nice Buck!
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:36 PM
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He should have used the back door ,, LOL
Just kidding , Nice buck .
Shot my 10 pointer out of my stand with my Browning Shoet Trac 270 WSM.
He was 640 yards ...
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:21 PM
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Nice buck!
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:12 PM
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When you aimed..did you aim a little high or right on the target? I have a 270 as well and always wondered about that shot. Nice deer sir!!

also, about how far did the deer run after it was hit? I shot one this year..died on impact.with a 270 I ws using Winchester Silver Tips
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck7
When you aimed..did you aim a little high or right on the target? I have a 270 as well and always wondered about that shot. Nice deer sir!!

also, about how far did the deer run after it was hit? I shot one this year..died on impact.with a 270 I ws using Winchester Silver Tips

Let me begin by saying that I didn't just try this for my first long shot. I have tried 400 yard shots often. (I don't think anyone should try long shots on game without some experience beforehand). There is little time or cost involved in finding out how your rifle performs at long ranges, and it is fun to boot. I have permanent targets at 100, 250 and 400 yards from my front porch. I haven't shot the 400 in a while, but I shoot the others a good bit. I have BDC reticles (among other variations) in some of my scopes, and plain reticles in others. FWIW, I think BDC's are overrated. By playing around at 400 yards, I found that with my .300 Win Mag, (which I've since sold) and with my .270 Winchesters, by cranking the scope up to full power, and using the top point of the bottom heavy post (where it tapers in for the crosshair) I usually hit within 4 inches of aiming point.

Yesterday I put the top of the post in the center of this buck's ribcage to allow for any wind drift and pulled the trigger. The bullet struck midways up on the ribcage (elevation perfect), and about three inches left (could have been wind, he may have moved) of my aiming point. While I was waiting for him to turn broadside, I was checking relativity to range. I have a 13" steel plate hanging at 400 yards. He was in the greenfield just in front of and left of the 13" plate, so I aimed at the plate and gauged the elevation. I have a Burris Fullfield 3.5-10x50 on that rifle. With it turned all the way up, the 13" plate was just slightly larger than the gap between the crosshair and the top of the bottom post. Therefore, I was aiming about 14" - 16" high, and I am zeroed dead on at 250.

This one ran about 60 yards. The bullet went in, destroyed the lungs, then turned upward and lodged in the backstrap area.

NOTE: When trying this method, the scope (regular or BDC-type reticles), you must have the scope set to the same power every time, as a higher or lower magnification will affect your aiming point considerably.

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:08 PM
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Thanks man for the info...I didn't know about the setting of the scope...WOW!! I need to resight mine in as I 've meen messing with that..so aimed 14 inches high at 385 yds..
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