Picked up my 9 yr. old son early from school today and went out for an afternoon Antelope hunt 6 miles from the house. It was the first day this season that the wind was gentle and was not raining.
We got to the area and looked over about 15 to 18 different bucks and came back to this one because my son liked the longer cutters. He wasn't the tallest or widest one, but Tyler thought he was "cool looking" so we decided on him for the shooter buck. I have 2 buck tags this year, so that was fine with me.
I drove back to the area we saw him and he had moved off with a hot doe. Rut is in full swing right now. We found him about a 1/2 mile down the draw and he had picked up 3 more does and a smaller buck.
Tyler was running the Leica 1200 crf and the spotting scope for me. He told me 520 yards and the wind is blowing a little bit from side to side.. Meaning left to right.
I dialed 6 MOA for elevation and 1 MOA for wind, set up the stoney point sticks and took the shot as soon as the buck cleared the two does.
Load was 115 DTAC moly in my new 243 AI. 3136 fps. YES that is right, a match bullet does great !!
Here is a close up of the heart.. The DTAC 115 performed very well !