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#5474805 - 12/13/14 05:02 PM First Mule deer of the season!
fast88 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 555
Loc: Smithville TX
First thing I would like to say is I spend a lot of money on top notch equipment, practice a lot, and spend money on training to be able to make ethical long range shots on animals. I assure you if I am not 100% confident that I can make an ethical shot at ANY distance I would not take it.

Now to the actual people interested!

I took my first Mule deer of the season the first day I have been able to hunt on our land! This is the first season it has ever happened this way for me.

We where driving and glassing most of the day with little to no luck. It was about 3:30 when I spotted this deer 1249 yards away laying down. My buddy and I moved closer keeping a close watch on him. After about an hour and a half I noticed that he was starting to get up. My buddy ranged him (709 yards) and I dialed the scope in. The deer stood up quartered slightly away when I pulled the trigger. The deer dropped about 25 yards from where I shot it.

The rifle was built by Horizon firearms 300 win mag, 26" barrel, 180 gr hornady SST.


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#5474825 - 12/13/14 05:19 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Atta boy, cowboy. up
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#5474831 - 12/13/14 05:25 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Hell of a shot. Congrats!
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#5474835 - 12/13/14 05:28 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Registered: 11/22/11
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That's a good one there. Congrats.

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#5474927 - 12/13/14 06:56 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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cheers

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#5474950 - 12/13/14 07:07 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Tyler, TX
Impressive. 500 yards is my farthest shot. I shot a 6x5 elk at that range and my largest mule deer both at 500 yards. The elk wasn't anything special, just the end of the week and he was the best I'd seen. The mule deer was a nice 28 inch 4x4.

Congratulations,
Eddie

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#5474971 - 12/13/14 07:16 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Yep you sure do spend lots of money on your equipment and that's a hell of a shot and a hell of a deer. Congrats! Just curious as to why with your budget that you have such a crappy scope on such an awesome rifle?

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#5474994 - 12/13/14 07:26 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Registered: 08/14/13
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Nice work sir. That's a really great mulie. up

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#5475076 - 12/13/14 08:47 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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#5475080 - 12/13/14 08:49 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Congrats!!
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#5475084 - 12/13/14 08:50 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
That's why Horizon gets that kind of money. Great rig, great shot. Congrats on your success!
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#5475173 - 12/13/14 10:04 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Registered: 12/12/14
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Loc: Bandera tx
deer2 Nice Mulie congrats!
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#5475243 - 12/13/14 10:52 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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#5475249 - 12/13/14 10:55 PM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: fast88]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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My kind of hunt. Well done.
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#5475391 - 12/14/14 06:58 AM Re: First Mule deer of the season! [Re: BOONER]
fast88 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 555
Loc: Smithville TX
Thanks guys

Originally Posted By: BOONER
Yep you sure do spend lots of money on your equipment and that's a hell of a shot and a hell of a deer. Congrats! Just curious as to why with your budget that you have such a crappy scope on such an awesome rifle?


I don't consider my Leupold to be crappy. I have a Swarovski on a couple of my other rifles and yes it doesn't have the glass those do but it does have the repeatability, weight I want and the turrets to accurately dial in distance. Plus it's made in america and is my lucky scope aim

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