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Old 10-16-2013, 04:54 PM
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Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

camera-WOMAN. sorry
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:40 PM
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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.
Thanks for the info. Mine's got a 9.5 twist, still don't know if that's enough for the 175's, but sounds like it's plenty for the 165's.

It appeared to me that the shot hit lungs and spine.......??
Did the bullet exit? If not, did you find it? If you found it, I'd be interested in hearing what it looked like and if it exited, how large was the exit wound?

Once again, very nicely done!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:54 PM
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Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

Hit lung and clipped spine, due to the way he was laying down. The bullet did exit, but I did not recover it. The exit wound was probably 2+ inches in diameter at the hide.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:42 PM
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Great job! Great shot! Great buck! Thanks for sharing! What video camera are you guys using?
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

THAT-WAS-AWSOME!!!!!

I hope that one day I have the patience to film a hunt like that!

Do you mind telling us what you used for recording gear?
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:27 PM
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Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

Amazing shot. Hope that was a road line just above him or that would be a long walk to get there.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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Re: 670 yard Mule Deer

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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.

That was awesome!! The 270 WSM and 165 Matrix combo is an awesome one and absolutely one of my favorite!!!
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