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Shot a White Buffalo #7930523 08/10/20 08:45 PM
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The family and I spent last week in Colorado, and it's now my new favorite summertime vacation spot. Leaving the Texas heat was a great change of pace! On our way there I convinced them to stop in Raton, NM at the NRA Whittington Center so I could try to extend my personal record for longest shot. For those that aren't aware, the Whittington Center is a 30,000 AC ranch that has numerous shooting ranges for all types of guns, skeet/trap, pistol, rimfire, long range rifle & pistol, etc. as well as camping and guided hunts. Their claim to fame is a Steel Buffalo that's 1,123 yards from the firing line. The buffalo is 6' tall and 10' wide with a 16" aim point. It was fairly easy to hit with my Tikka CTR in 6.5 CM shooting 140 Grain ELDMs using Custom Reloads of Dallas "Speedmoor" load. I took video but the camera was too close to the muzzle blast so it's too shaky to see any of the hits.


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You can see the target buffalo just off the nose of the sign.
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I also brought my 224Valkyrie and hoped my 9 yr old would shoot the buffalo but that caliber isn't allowed on that range. He wasn't ready to shoot the 6.5 but I know he won't have a problem with it when he is ready.
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Yes you did. cheers


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That’s awesome!

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This is way cool. Adding to my bucket list stop. Nice job!

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Have an elk hunt planed first week of October not far from there and was planning on running over if there was time. Was disappointed to learn a .300WM isn’t allowed on that range.

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Awesome rifle


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Cool place, been wanting to visit.... up


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Don't those people know what AR500 steel is? Oh well, good shooting anyway.


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Been there many times. Great place. We used to rent a youth cabin for an overnight stay. Our kids loved staying there.

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