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Old 10-06-2012, 03:18 PM
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No apology necessary. I agree 100%. As soon as a government agency determined that they OWN all the animals, and can CHARGE US to shoot them... it has been going down hill. They aren't doing the job they are suppose to be doing with the money we are paying them. Instead, as you said, anti's have gained positions in those agencies and are using it as a way to get rid of hunting.

$140 non-resident Oregon hunting license
$375 non-resident Oregon buck tag

That's not even including lease payments if applicable, transportation, and other costs of the hunt for gear and supplies. Damn right its becoming a rich mans sport. When a normal man can barely afford to go hunting in the fall, or can't at all... it's time to rethink things. We've long passed that point. There's no way I'll believe that even 50% of the money I spent there is going toward enhancing animal numbers. Not when they introduce wolves and cougars as fast as they can truck them in.

All that edit aside, I did have a great time there. I attribute that to the people I was with and the beauty of mother nature however. I give not one singular bit of credit to an oregon agency charged with management of a species.

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:58 PM
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Re: 945yd Oregon Mulie

Great shot and the scenery is not to bad either!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: 945yd Oregon Mulie

correct me if I am wrong. That is one Huge Buck in my book. Up here in north Idaho Have not not seen any Mule deer for long time. Now I have seen a trail picture of a 5x6 whitetail about 2 weeks ago. Nice mule deer congrats!!!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:11 PM
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Re: 945yd Oregon Mulie

you are one of the first I have heard of to use the 285 Hornady on game. How was the terminal performance? Expansion, pass throughs, weight retention?

Awesome deer BTW! Just gorgeous!

Scot E.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:12 PM
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Re: 945yd Oregon Mulie

Darn nice Mulie and great shot. North Idaho has a few yet, But in the nastiest hellholes there are to get to by foot. They are getting harder to find all the time.

Congrats on a great hunt.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:59 AM
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Re: 945yd Oregon Mulie

Originally Posted by Scot E View Post
you are one of the first I have heard of to use the 285 Hornady on game. How was the terminal performance? Expansion, pass throughs, weight retention?
To be honest, I was so excited to have broken my personal long range kill record that I forgot all about that until it was too late.

That said, the 285 did well, considering where my shots landed.

The first shot hit about 4" up from the bottom of the brisket, right behind the shoulder. This was a complete pass through. It left 2 nasty holes which turned the bottom half of the deers lungs into hamburger. Didn't knock it down, sailed right through. Obviously there isn't much there where the bullet hit.

Second shot I didn't apply enough lead, and hit it in the hind quarter. This went in and didn't come out. Never did find the bullet. Was probably in the guts that got ripped out. Either that, or it passed through and didn't leave much of an exit. Not sure about this one. The hole through the hind quarter was big enough that you could have pushed a baseball through it, without much effort. It missed all major bones however, so again, not much conclusion to draw other than it penetrated deep, and left a catastrophic wound channel.

Third shot hit high above the diaphragm, entering the spine, and exiting half way down the side. It absolutely shredded the spine bones, and left a baseball sized exit hole coming out the other side.

This was the first long range hit I've put on a deer with them. Based on what I've seen, I'll use them again. They are extremely accurate and carry enough payload to get the job done at range. I shot 300 scenars and 300 SMK's for a while, but they are just too heavy to get the performance I want out of my 338LM. I'm sending these 285's at 2800fps out of a 26" barrel, using 93gr of retumbo. Very happy with the combo.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: 945yd Oregon Mulie

Awesome, thanks for the comments, they are very accurate too. Nice shooting.
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