Just joined so I thought I would share a recent hunt.
Ranch was the Leinweber Ranch in Mountain Home, 6000 acres low fence. I was using my Ruger Hawkeye with 338 Federal and 180 Ballistic Tips.
Hunt was first week in June when the rut just started. I was able to get an Axis and a nice Blackbuck. It was spot and stalk, both shots were 150 yards from sticks. I actually missed the Blackbuck on the first shot but my guide said I think you hit him so I took a 2nd shot at a running animal and dropped him with a neck shot. Turned out I missed the first shot. That 2nd shot was a miracle but I thought I was shooting at a wounded animal.
Thanks for all the replies. Black Buck was 18". He wasn't a monster but he was interesting with some nice curls and his horns had an unusually narrow angle. The Axis had 32" main beams. The ranch had no supplemental feeding so everything was living off the land. The water seemed to help all the wildlife. I saw a pair of chocolate Fallow bucks but they were still growing their antlers and in velvet.