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670 yard Mule Deer

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Unread 10-16-2013, 02:48 PM
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670 yard Mule Deer

I took this mule deer on October 14. Shooting a Tikka T3 270 WSM. Using a 165 grain Matrix VLD in front of Retumbo powder.

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    Unread 10-16-2013, 03:16 PM
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    Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

    Congratulations, nice work.

    I'd like to hear more about the 165 Matrix. I've also got a 270 WSM and had it built with a twist that should shoot them without issue.

    Good shootin and thanks for sharing.
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    Unread 10-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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    Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

    The 165 grain Matrix is shooting well out of my Tikka, which has a 10" twist. The bullets don't seem to have any trouble stabilizing. I have not shot the 175gr Matrix, as I'm not sure how they would do. I have tried a number of different powders and Retumbo seems to work the best as far as accuracy and consistent velocity. I am sure I could load hotter, but I am getting 2,825 fps, which I am happy with.
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    Unread 10-16-2013, 04:02 PM
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    Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

    Nice shooting! what part ID you in?
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    Unread 10-16-2013, 04:28 PM
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    Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

    Nice shot, and nice buck.
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    Unread 10-16-2013, 04:39 PM
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    Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

    HOLY SMOKES man!! So, I've already emailed your vid to all my contacts who hunt/shoot. Simply amazing hunt. Oh, and by the way, tell the cameraman THANK YOU for using a tripod or whatever he used to stabilize the camera. I hate the numerous posted videos hand held and constant shaking. I take my tripod all the time. Great video.

    Does your rifle have a factory barrel or aftermarket?
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    Unread 10-16-2013, 04:51 PM
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    Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

    I am hunting in north central Idaho.

    My hunting partner was my wife. I'll tell her you appreciate the tripod

    Factory barrel.
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