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Unread 09-12-2005, 05:53 PM
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6br antelope kill

Well, I know it isn't really long range but considering a 25-30 mph wind, it ain't too bad.

The antelope in Wyoming this weekend were the spookiest I have ever seen them. They would only give you one shot and very rarely got closer than a quarter mile.

I was really hoping for a 800 yard kill and actually got to shoot at one that far but mis-read the wind and shot a few inches in front of her chest. So the next doe that presented herself was at 460 and I dialed 3.5 minutes into the scope for windage and 6 minutes in for drop and let her have it.

The Berger 95 VLD performed like a champ completely severing her leg bone and smashing through 4 ribs then going through the lungs to exit on the far side!

After driving around all day, I only shot two shots but I guess that's big game hunting!

Anyway, here she is:






And here's what a 6mm 95 grain vld at 3075 does to a few ribs:
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    Nice kill GG, thats some wind for the br.

    WOW, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] that must be some camera your using you still need ear muffs from the shutter click. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    you still need ear muffs from the shutter click.

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    Yeah, right.
    Actually, I left them on all day to keep my ears from freezing! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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    GG, was it that cold or wind chill? It's been in the high 80's all weekend here. I wouldn't have guessed it was that cold there yet.
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    It only made it into the low 60's for about an hour and the rest of the time it was low 50's with 30 mph wind chill!
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    Great shot GG. How cold was it? I'll be hunting in Casper this friday and am expecting t-shirt weather. How cold is it first thing in the morning anyway?

    Ear muffs ?????????????? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: 6br antelope kill

    Well, in the morning before the wind kicked in it was long sleeve shirt weather. After the wind it was coat weather.
    Ear muffs help for sure. In Wildoming, the wind only stops to change directions and you have to park your truck into the wind so it doesn't rip your doors off when you get out.

    Bring a windbreaker, a coat, and a t-shirt for Wildoming hunting in September!
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