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#5807657 - 06/26/15 09:57 PM Your best shot...
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Thinking about the 'worst missed shot' post and figured we should also hear some stories of your best shots.

I'll start - two years ago I was in Carrizo Springs in early November watching a bunch of does and fawns, waiting for a good buck to step out, when they all started getting a little skittish. Out walks a coyote, and he's in stealth mode heading towards a fawn that was away from the group. I put my crosshairs on him and waited for a proper shot. Just before he stepped into a clearing that would allow me the shot/angle I wanted, I see a small animal, step out into the clearing from the opposite edge of the clearing. Sure enough, it was a badger. The coyote didn't budge, just kept walking. The badger was about 5ft behind the coyote when they overlapped each other in the clearing. I didn't even really have time to think about it, but just saw that I could get both in one shot perhaps, and I pulled the trigger and let a 150 grain SST fly from my 30-06. The coyote stumbled and kicked up some dust as he walked off. When the dust settled, the badger was on the ground, not moving. The coyote went off into some really thick areas that was tough to get through, and it was almost dark by the time I got down there. Found him the next morning about 25 yards into the thick stuff. My first two in one kill. I was so shocked that they didn't scare each other off. Looked up some info on the interwebs, and come to find out they actually hunt together sometime. Crazy. Anyways, that was my best shot, because of the story it could provide. Hit a couple hogs at close to 300 yards, but a 2 in 1 at 125 yards is still one of my best and favorite of recent years.

Let's hear about your best/favorite shots...
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#5807781 - 06/27/15 05:52 AM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
scratch Agh, were ta begin... Back in the day 10 shots of hosay quarvo, followed by a harvey wallbanger, & feww beers, dont remember much details ended up before the judge, asked how do ya plead... said plead the fifth, holding out bottle of jim beam.. hammer hammer hammer 90 days.... bang wait that was one of my worst shots... Edit: 5:59am memory coming back, $100.00 fine.. & yagh can forget about pudding it on for a tax reduction, i tried... Yagh thats one ofmy worst shots...


Have plucked a few wasps flying out of the air with cheap BB gun, best was about 15ft... flag
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#5808098 - 06/27/15 01:38 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Mine was the bull elk I took in '08. He was tucked in behind heavy tree and brush cover across a canyon at a little under 200 yards. Couldn't improve our position and if he moved it was going to be into heavier cover. I couldn't see the rack, but my brother who was guiding me had seen enough of one antler to give me a thumbs up. There was small opening through the brush that gave we a 3 inch window right behind the point of his shoulder. Borrowed my brothers binopod to get steady, threaded the needle and anchored him in his tracks. One of my all time best hunting trips.
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#5808111 - 06/27/15 01:58 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: dkershen]
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Not sure, it's a toss up between two different mule deer. One was in Eastern Montana on the run at over 300 yards. I got that one on video!!! The other was in Northern CA. All I could see what his head and rack. I crawled to about 200 yards and didn't have anywhere else to go. He was watching me, bedded down in a low spot, under a tree. I had to use my canteen and binoculars to get a rest and to be able to hold steady. I aimed between his eyes and I hit his left eye.

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#5808690 - 06/28/15 07:46 AM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Not my best but at least it's on video! My wife took this video on the last evening of my Axis hunt this year. The shot was off hand from a high rack shooting 90degrees from the truck. The last minute buck is in the back moving from right to left thru some cedars. You can see some other Axis bucks slipping out to the right as well as some blackbuck in front! Baker

https://vimeo.com/130043484
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#5808888 - 06/28/15 11:28 AM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 10/20/14
Posts: 253
Had a client from Minnesota that I was guiding yrs back for Axis . The buck walked out client smacked him buck took off through the brush running flat out im telling ya he was carrying the mail like he was on fire . the cclient starts hollering his gun is jammed and to back him up . I grabbed my rifle swung.on him and rolled him
Like I did it every day of my life cool as a cucumber lol inside I was like wow pure blind luck lol. . We walked out to him and you could cover our two shots with a quarter dead in the shoulder no back up needed just heat of the moment. To this day that guy still braggs to people about how I'm the best rifle shot he's ever known lol... I let him talk.

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#5808969 - 06/28/15 01:24 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Not my best... Ya'll seen the show were they do the trick shooting ? Have stapped on my rig few times watching the slinger fastdraw, & enjoy the mussleloader one... Any way, daughter & son-in-law came over... He is Good shot with pistal... We walked out side, were have set up for short distance shooting.. Took string, tied around nail with old golf ball tied ta end hanging down... ihad my 45 six shooter, he had his 45, 1911, daughter had het pistal... Told em see who can shoot string in half... i fired few rounds, so-so, son-in-law shot few times, he hit close several times, 1 shot cutting string in half... Daughter shot, so-so, then shot string in half, teased her, said cant do that again, & she did on next shot.. rofl i got cheap posts flag
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#5808995 - 06/28/15 02:07 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 358
Loc: Spring, TX
Two guys I used to hunt with were shooting their hunting rifles at a 10" paper plate on a dead tree about 125 yards away. After they got through I told them to hang up a plate for me and they both just giggled looking at my Ruger .45 Long Colt. I stood in the bed of the truck resting my forearms on the cab and proceeded to put 5 out of 6 shots into the plate. They both just looked at me in dismay. slinger I saw where the first shot hit and made a slight adjustment. clap
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#5809024 - 06/28/15 02:33 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Killed 4 drake redheads in one shot. Came straight in low and fast in a sort of diamond formation, put a bead on the lead bird and dropped all four. Quick limit that day.

Was turkey/hog hunting one day, caught a tom clearing a tree line at about 30 yds but forgot I had a 3" slug chambered for a pig. No lie, I hit that sucker square in the poop shoot and it emptied every bit of its guts out. Cleanest kill I ever made.

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#5809025 - 06/28/15 02:33 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 11/21/14
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Loc: Arlington Tx
Sometimes I hunt red wasps with my weedeater. Does that count as a good shot when they splatter?
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#5809141 - 06/28/15 04:14 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: allterrain]
colt.45 Offline
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rofl cheers Back in the day whin me an me pard usdta hang around with ol Wild Bill... We was a crossen dusty dirt streets, whin a mangy looken dog ran a crossed 20yds further down, spun drew fired.. Whin the smoke cleared & the dust settle.. Wild Bill laughed, ya missed... Naw, i didn't i said easen twards were the dog ran. As i stood thar a look, Wild Bill said, weres the dog, dont even see no blood... Their it is, i said reachen down picken up a tick with a hole the size of a .454 round ball shot dead threw the middle... flag
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#5809252 - 06/28/15 05:59 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Anytime I killed an animal with one shot I was shooting at it was a great shot. So all of them I guess.
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#5810152 - 06/29/15 12:58 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Mine would likely involve a 22 rimfire of some sort
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#5810154 - 06/29/15 01:00 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: allterrain]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Originally Posted By: allterrain
Sometimes I hunt red wasps with my weedeater. Does that count as a good shot when they splatter?


Absolutely these count!!!
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#5810193 - 06/29/15 01:37 PM Re: Your best shot... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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as a kid, I shot a mullet jumping out of the water while in a canoe at about 40 yards. Didn't have any idea I really hit it, until paddling back up stream later we saw a mullet floating with a shiny BB stuck in the side of his head.
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