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DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

 
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:36 PM
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DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

The hunting year in Aus has just about wrapped up, but I have been working a local group of sambar for the last 5 weeks.. Tonite it came together.

Sneaking into position at 7 pm things had been quiet until just after 8 when a hind walked into view from behind me. Scanning back , I couldn't see anything else following so I kept looking.

Ten minutes later I saw all tha kangaroos put their heads up and a chorus of crows start up. Looking back I saw something amazing.. This mature stag trotting down the hill with 4 crows harassing him. The stag was swinging his antlers at the birds and bristled up.. Obviously annoyed..

Down the hill he came at a fast walk so I dialled in the conditions.

28.66 BP
77 deg
67 % RH

.98 downhill COS

Up 9.25 minutes with no wind I settled in and waited another 7- 8 minutes for the deer to get broadside. With little light left he came broadside.. Then I said quietly " Send It " ! ( very SC like !!) Boooom whoooosh ! SMACK !!! Perfect right on the point of the shoulder and he goes down like a lightening bolt !!

Very happy indeed !


[A nice solid head with massive bases.

The 300 SMK just smashed through the shoulder blades throwing bones and creating a huge wound channel typical of what I have seen on past kills. The bullet was under the skin on the offside shoulder.




A massive long deer indeed .

What I had was a huge Sambar stag with a heavy 26 " head with great bases and mass.

A very nice way to finish the year.

Go the EDGE !

DUH
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:52 PM
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Re: DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

Them critters are pretty big. Nice shot
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:54 PM
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Re: DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

Congrats DUH! That's a great wrap up to your season. So what's the deal with kangaroos? Do you guys shoot them? I can't recall having seen any threads about roo shoots?

Cheers, & congrats again!
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:35 PM
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Re: DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

DUH,
Congratulations. Nice buck, boy they are big!!!
We can see you are enjoying your 338 Edge a lot. Great story, good to know you end up your season so good.
Enjoyed reading.
+1 with Slopeshunter questions: do you guys shoot kangaroos?
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:12 AM
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Re: DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

Awesome looking Edge and nice shot. I've never even heard of a Sambar, what do you suppose that thing weighed?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:15 AM
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Re: DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

Well done mate!
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:11 AM
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Re: DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

Mate he looks good . Got any photos of the exit wound?
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