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This is my doe I took the second day at 475 yards with my 308 again.
This is the walk in cooler after 2 days of hunting. What you can't see are the six elk quartered and hanging above our speed goats.
These are our 4 bucks lined up in the cooler. David's is on the left and should make book also, then mine, Chris which we scored at 74 and then Linda's.
This is my exit with the 175 MK on my buck. He was quartering towards me at 250. Put it through the left shoulder taking off the top of his heart and double lunging him also. I was trying for a high shoulder shot but had on my 100 yard zero with no time to range him and put on any dope. Judging by the bullet drop he was 250 to 275ish. Ran 30 yards and went down.
This is Chris Jamison's exit from 525 yards with a 308 175 MK. Gusty winds sent the first shot through the liver, second shot was a little further foward and 2 inches lower taking out the back of the lungs. Third shot missed in front of his chest, fourth shot went through both shoulders putting him down. Bad shooting- not at all.
The buck was dead from the first shot but he had been chasing a little buck away from his does for 20 minutes and was super pumped up on adrenaline. He was dead but didn't now it!
This is Steve and Damion, Ric Horst and my buddies from PA.Now the truth shall set you free.....after first time hunter Damion connected with his doe at 450 yards, Steve felt bad for shooting that fawn at 15 yards with a 300 RUM. So out came the pistol for the pic and the "cover up story" was born. "She was charging us, so I grabbed Chris Jamison's pistol from his hipped as I shoved him out of the way of danger and fired. It took a full magazine from the 45 to stop the fang bearing, rabid doe......"
This last pic is Craig Jamison with his buck shot at 300 yards trotting after a doe. He didn't lead it enough on the first one and gut shot it but quickly followed up with one to the head to finish it. Again, he was using his brother's rifle.
I put Damion on a nice buck with two ivory tips, classic heart shape later that after noon. He was using a Browning 7 WSM with 140 gr Ballistic tips. Neck shot at 250 dropped him instantly.
Steve connected with a wide horn buck at 700 yards with the 300 RUM. Another funny story here... he was using 200 gr AccuBonds and put a perfect heart shot on the buck. But that's where it all went wrong. The bullet hit a rib going in and took a right turn, splitting the bucks belly just like a knife. A second shot in the neck was needed. Steve was pretty hard on himself until for gut shooting the animal until we got up on him and I did a post mortem on him. Finding the entry was pretty easy and it was a perfect heart shot like I mentioned. The heart itself was severely bruised from the hydralic shock due to the temporary wound channel, but that AccuBond sure did make a weird turn.
Anyway, I think Ric got his buck the next day but he had to head home in a hurry and I'm not sure. If he did, we filled 15 out of 15 tags.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
[ 10-13-2004: Message edited by: chris matthews ]