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Drop tine success in Merkel #7680283 12/05/19 05:20 AM
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What an eventful day! I kicked around the thought of driving to the deer lease all morning. Finally I just threw my stuff in the truck and started driving. I got to the lease and went straight to my stand not planning on shooting anything. 30 minutes in I had a bunch of hogs come out and I shot 2 with 1 shot. About 20 minutes before dark I spotted something waayyyyy on the other side of the hill. I pulled up my binos, saw the drop tine and immediately knew it was the buck I hadn’t had on camera since August/September. I ranged him at 452 yards and let one fly. He dropped in his tracks! Sadly he broke off one of his drops but my taxidermist can fix that. One of a kind low fence deer. [Linked Image]
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Love that rack... makes him look mean! 452 yards is some shot... glad it worked out the way it did. Congrats on a beautiful buck!


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Heck of a buck and shot congrats cheers


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Yep, congrats!!


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Great buck and a great shot! Got that tag on him too!


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NIce shot! My longest was 411 yards with a 300 Weatherby I had made. What caliber were you shooting?


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Outstanding! Congrats! cheers


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Very Nice! Congrats.


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The taxi can fix that broken tine if you want....

Great looking buck...


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Also would like to know what caliber? Outstanding buck!!

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Nice deer!


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Congratulations Amigo, I remember the effort you were going through to find a new place. I'm glad it worked out well for you.
Great Deer!

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I thought droptines are on the main beams.

Off of a time would be a kicker???


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Picky, picky, . . . .

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That's impressive. Good job

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Good lookin buck! Congrats and a heck of a shot


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Good lookin buck! Congrats and a heck of a shot

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That as good as 8's come!

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Outstanding! Congrats! cheers


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Thanks guys! I was shooting 143gr ELDx out of my 6.5 creedmoor I had built by Alamo precision. It is deadly!

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That's a long shot at a deer. My back fence (pipeline) was 432 yards and dropped 70', from the hill on the neighbors place to the other side was 541 yards and dropped 114'. One of the hunters shot one standing near my back gate, he said he walked it in as he was far enough off the deer did not run off at the shot. Said it took him over 5 shots.
Well done and a heck of a double drop tine buck.

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Congrats!


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Very nice! Heck of a shot too

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Awesome job! cheers

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nice buck man, but I heard all you gotta do is whisper the word "creedmoor" and the deer kill over. Pullin the trigger was probably overkill hehe


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