1000 yard quest is over!
Here in Arkansas we have a final three days of rifle season for deer the three days following Christmas. I still have some doe tags left and made it my mission to shoot a doe at 1000+ yards.
I have a long narrow field I use as my shooting range. It is 700 yards from my bench to the opposite end of the field. That field then opens up into another and through a narrow place about 20 yards wide I can shoot up to 1200 yards.
In the evenings deer swarm all over the clover and wheat I have planted in both fields. Since I cannot see what is coming accross my shooting lane before it gets there I had a buddy sit in an elevated box blind about 250 yards to one side of my 1000 yard flag. He ran a video camera and called me on the radio to tell me when a deer was about to cross.
The actual hunt was a little anticlimatic. He called to say a couple of does were headed for my 1000yard flag. I got into position and waited. The doe stopped in my shooting lane slightly quartering to me. I already had my clicks dialed in for 1000 yards and she was just a few feet past my flag. (1007 yards to be exact)
At the shot it looked like a hit to me but I could not tell for sure. My buddy called and said she was hit and had run a couple hundred yards and went into the woods. I came up and we went to where she ran into the woods and spotted her down about 30 yards away.
My bullet, a 250grn SMK fired from a Kirby built .338 Kubla Kahn at 3150fps had impacted just behind the front shoulder and had exited just in front of the off side hip.
I had somewhere I had to go that evening so it was a quick slice and dice and into the icechest she went, so sorry but no pictures. I do have the whole thing on video, but I went through that last year trying to upload video and my ISP would not support a file that large.
Like I said, a little anticlimatic, and maybe I cheated a little since I was sitting at my shooting bench all sandbagged in.......but still a 1000 yards is a 1000 yards!