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Old 03-25-2014, 07:50 AM
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Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

A short film from a recent hunt. Was an unusual long wait for this one; could not get a positive ID on gender. In retrospect, I should have reviewed the 140x digital zoom camera...

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Re: Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

Nice shot. How far? What cartridge 6.5 are you shooting? What's the dogs name and breed? Thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:14 PM
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Re: Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

Glad you liked it.

The dog is named Thyr and he's a german wirehaired pointer. He is one of those truly excellent deer dogs. Range was 360'ish meters (400 yds appr).
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Re: Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

Roe,
Cool video thanks for taking time to film and post. What country are in? That's cool that you can take your dog with you. It would be fun to have dog for company and use for finding game. I think my #100 Chesapeake bay retriever could retrieve them deer. What do they weigh?

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Old 03-26-2014, 04:08 AM
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Re: Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

I think a chessie would be able to retrieve it - they have both the instinct and muscle. Certainly they get a good shake when Thyr lifts them. The roedeer weigh about 30-40 pounds here.
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Re: Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

Thanks for that little adventure Roe. Love setting up like that waiting on a deer, having a hunting partner like Thyr along just makes it better.

The 6.5 A-Max is definately a show stopper. I shot the 140gn in my 6.5-284 Norma this past year and success rate was 100%. All dropped in their tracks. My shots were 450yds or less, high shoulder or double lung with the exception of one head shot.

Give us some details about your shooting rig.

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Old 03-28-2014, 04:05 AM
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Re: Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

The shooting rig is all factory:

Blaser R93 rifle
6,5x284 barrel cut to 20"
limbsaver recoil pad
Atec CTM 4 suppressor
Vektor bipod pin
RPS bipod
Blaser saddle mount, custom 20 MOA tilt
S&B PMII 4-16x50 P4Fine scope

The Amax does incredibly well on deer. If they ever run, I am so surprised I start to think I've botched the shot somehow. There's just no way I'll look for another bullet, it is just incredibly effective.

Yes, the dog-work is what makes this cull shooting worth it for me. it is an "experience-magnifyer" to have a dog along.
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