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Unread 12-13-2001, 06:29 PM
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Farthest shot

What is the farthes shot you have ever taken (Humanly) on an animal. My farthest shot was 748 on a Jack Rabbit,550 yards mule deer.

I hope that this post is apropriate Mr. Len Backus other forums do not seem to think so.
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Unread 12-13-2001, 06:45 PM
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Re: Farthest shot


On other posts here, the yardages have already been mentioned.

We took an elk in Colorado at 2100 yards.
A mule deer in his bed at 1500 yards
A crow at 740
2 or 3 wood chucks at 1450 and was told I hit one at 2100 yards. I didn't go and look for it as it was amost dark
Several elk and whitetail deer from 1000 yards to 1500 yards.

I have friends at the Williamsport 1000 yard club that shot their elk at 2890 yards using the same cartridge I use. The 338/416 Rigby Imp. That gun is pictured on "the Rolls Royce of Tables" posting.
If this pic makes it, you will see a view from inside our shooting building. It was taken today 1-7-02 and we just had 8" of snow. The front hal;f of the wall comes up and the closest shooting is 940 yards out to 2600 Yards back in that little notch. To the left we get 3000 yards of shooting.
Darryl Cassel

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Unread 12-13-2001, 07:04 PM
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Re: Farthest shot

Ground pig @ 392 yards with my first handloads in 243. It marked the start of an uncureable disease......
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Unread 12-13-2001, 07:43 PM
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Prairie Dog 963 yards. Custom 22-250 with a "Darrly Barrel" (32" Kreiger)
JimR I feel your pain.. this disease only gets worse with time.....
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Unread 12-13-2001, 09:15 PM
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Re: Farthest shot

I Got It Bad Really Really Bad
i need me one them long range guns
Many sleepless nights wanting to go play
in the flat lands of Oklahome

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Unread 12-14-2001, 06:43 AM
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Re: Farthest shot

Mule deer buck, first shot kill, 690 yards. Story is here.

Two archery deer, 38 yards each. Story is here.

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Unread 12-14-2001, 01:24 PM
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Re: Farthest shot

Moose, 640yds with Ruger 416wby and 400gn Swift. Several in the 350-450yd range with 338WM and 250X bullet. All were one shot kills except one with the 338WM, it went down at 350yds and got up, my brother hit it with his 338WM and finished it. Both shots were in the lungs only, so the second wasn't really necessary, the pack was just going to be farther if he ran.
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