I spent the last week in the mountains here in NZ hunting deer.Id shot 2 deer a couple of weeks previously but at 320 and 334 yds not at any real distance!
4 of us got away for the week and hunted some great long range country!
The trick was to get up high early which meant 4:3oam starts and some big climbs to start glassing!
The only deer i shot for the trip was spotted at 995yds feeding high on a tussock face.With the tricky wind a decision was made to get a bit closer.We narrowed the gap to 695yds and got set up for a shot.
The adjustments were made and i settled in behind the rifle.With the video camera rolling i was keen not to screw it up.My previous best was 630yds.I waited until the stag turned side on and squeezed off.Steve called a hit and said the stag was down!
We made our way up!Unfortunatly he required a finishing shot.Lesson learnt-dont leave the wind meter
I looked back down to the knob id shot from and felt pretty satisfied!
Im using 160gn accubonds mostly with 95 gns of AR2225 powder.I look forward to pushing that bit further next time!