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Old 02-22-2007, 03:20 PM
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721 yds

Sept 27, 2005. Gros Vente wilderness area, WY.
Ranged at 721 yds. 180 TSX hit left front shoulder, lodged in opp shoulder. Very steep slope, bull was cartwheeling and went approx 40yds and hit vertical tree, left scars 10-12ft up and came to rest as seen.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:24 PM
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Re: 721 yds

Nice picture!

Looks like the work was about to start! I've been next to those in tough terrain, I'll bet you would have looked a bit tired in a picture taken an hour or 2 later.

As far as landing in a tree. I shot a spike bull once that plowed downhill through some cedar trees and ended up, upside down in a tree with only the tip of one front foot just barely touching the ground. He sounded like a de-railed locomotive heading downhill.

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Re: 721 yds

What caliber? Muzzle velocity? Did the TSX expand nicely at that range? Thanx for the info and congrats. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Any chance of posting a picture of the slug?
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:24 PM
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fantastic pic.how would you go about getting something that large to the road.
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You quarter it! Then drag or carry.
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Once you squeeze the trigger the fun is over! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Priceless!!!!!

I bet that was a puzzle on how to get started gutting it out.

There are times when only a picture can show what actually happens out in the woods.
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Re: 721 yds

My gun was a Sako TRG-S 30-378. Used a 180gr TSX in front of 104 gr RL-22 (have since cut that back to 103gr) for MV of 3400 fps plus a little bit. The bullet penetrated the left shoulder and was about quarter size when it entered the opp shoulder. We were kinda busy and didn't take time to look for it. Asked the processor to save it, never saw it. Cut him in half at the last rib. I took my pack, rifle, a moose shed that I found and the front half. It was so steep, all I had to do was give it a shove and it would roll down the mtn like a big ball. Then go look for it and do it again. My guide did the same with the back half. We just came down the slope to my right and have to go down to the bottom of the wash behind me, to a horse trail where we stashed the quarters. Took the shot from the ridge over my left shoulder. We had our horses tied off on the other side of the ridge behind me. him
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