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Old 10-17-2013, 12:49 AM
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Re: Long range deer hunt

That's good shooting on her part its crazy what that gun can do at that distance! I'm not sure what the problem was I had but the buck I shot was the biggest body blacktail I've ever shot! He could pack a punch for sure!!
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:00 PM
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Re: Long range deer hunt

Ill be headed to Eastern WA tomorrow to chase some muledeer around I'm gonna try to shoot over 600 yards to try out those Barnes TSX 160s I reloaded. I have 20 rounds and they seem to shoot out of my STW pretty good I'm excited to see what they will do I'll be posting next week on how the trip went and I'll be be posting pictures I appreciate all of the input you all have givin me. I'm new to the long range shooting and any info will help me out!! feel free to tell me whatever you want or feel is needed all is good to know. Thank you.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:47 AM
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Re: Long range deer hunt

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I would scrap the SST's....I've never had too good of luck with them on deer sized game. Try 160 Nosler Accubonds, 168 Accubond Long Range, Berger 168 VLD, 168 Classic Hunter, Berger 180 VLD, or 180 Hybrid. Those should help your deer hunting game.

That's weird how they exploded like that. I've had the same thing happen with a 7RM with 139gr SST's years ago on a whitetail. I thought I was the only one who had had a weird experience with the SST's disintegrating on impact. After that I shot them all up at the range, and found something more reliable. The SST's are more of a thinner-jacketed bullet for varmint hunting (I found this out later on down the road), and were not the best option for large game.
Yep, the SST's tend to go to pieces and I mean LOTS of pieces at these velocities.

The NZ Accubond and Hornady Interbond are much better choices.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:50 AM
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That's good shooting on her part its crazy what that gun can do at that distance! I'm not sure what the problem was I had but the buck I shot was the biggest body blacktail I've ever shot! He could pack a punch for sure!!
Wrong bullet choice and you just didn't hit him "right".

Keep in mind though even a deer shot through the heart or both lungs can run 200-300yds.

If you don't break the shoulders and/or sever the spine they are generally going to run some distance before cratering.
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