Another 7RUM 1st long range kill
I read something new here almost daily and have learned a tremendous amount of information since I first started visiting here over a year ago. Given that, a big thanks goes out to everyone on LRH for sharing your knowledge.
This past summer I decided to rebarrel my Rem 700 7 Rem Mag to 7RUM. I had gained access to more open land where long distance shots were possible and I had also reached a point in my shooting abilities where I had become comfortable in shooting longer distances. I spent a lot of time with the rifle, chronograph, and loading bench throughout early fall and felt I was ready to move beyond 300 yards this season.
Three weeks ago, I took the first whitetail with the rifle at 240 yards. The following week I took a groundhog at 314 yards. This past Thursday, I took a small buck at 402 yards. Yesterday, I finally broke the 500 mark and took a 10 point at 598 yards. Field dressed at just over 200lbs. Maybe a lightweight by northern and western standards, but fairly hefty by Virginia standards. I have pictures, but nowhere to host them. Maybe I can figure something out and get them up here.
All of these were one-shot, DRT kills. Ranging, reading wind, comparing data, turret clicking, and firing sequence were almost second nature having practiced it many times over the past year.