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Unread 12-18-2010, 09:54 PM
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First Long Range Kill

My 14yo son has shot numerous deer in the last 4 years. But, he got his first long range kill this morning.

He shot a doe at 548 yards with a Sendero 7mm Rem Mag shooting 180gr Berger and 59.5gr of RL22.

1 shot in the crease behind the shoulder. ...dead before she heard the shockwave.



...actually, I shouldn't say 1 shot.

He's practiced now for about 2 yrs since we first got a copy of the Shooting Beyond Belive DVD set.

I have just over 1,000 rounds on 8 different rifles recorded for him in an Excel spreadsheet.

I am very proud of him as any dad would be.

Thanks for all the pointers!!!
Richard
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    Unread 12-18-2010, 11:37 PM
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    Re: First Long Range Kill

    Hey looks like those loads worked just great. That boy can shoot. Congrats. Hope there's more to come.

    Firecat
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    Unread 12-18-2010, 11:48 PM
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    Re: First Long Range Kill

    Classic! That's the stuff that Life and America is really all about!!! God Bless you guys!
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    Unread 12-19-2010, 12:04 AM
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    Hey looks like those loads worked just great.
    Firecat - I was very impressed with the terminal performance of the 180g Berger. Even at a very moderate 2606fps mv, there was a pinhole going in and a gapping 3" hole with what was left of the lungs sucked out like a vaccuum on exit.

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    That's the stuff that Life and America is really all about!!!
    Chadster73 - You got that right! Too many kids nowadays think food originates at either the grocery store or the drive thru window. He gutted, skinned, and quartered this one himself with a little help from dad.

    Thanks!!!
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    Unread 12-19-2010, 04:04 PM
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    I'm going to congratulate "dad" you're obviously a very conscientious father and doing a great job. we need more like you in this country.
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    Unread 12-19-2010, 05:06 PM
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    I've got to congratulate DAD also for the time, effort and care helping the young man develop his abilities. Always impressive to see a youngster put in the time and effort to reach the level your son has. I can tell by the smile in the picture that he has a memory with his "hunting partner" that will not fade.
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    Unread 12-19-2010, 05:12 PM
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    Re: First Long Range Kill

    Congratulations. Great accomplishment for you both!
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