Well, got my first long range kill yesterday.
Btw--ignore my "hat"--that is what happens when you are exhausted and try to get a polar fleece hood as far off your head as you can, but yet keep it on so as to not get shot [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
6.5-284, 142 SMK 760yds--hit exactly where i aimed [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] (well about 2"above POA)
i put the shot where it should have been, but lack of expansion (drilled a hole thru the lung then countinued out the bottom of the ribs) meant we had to watch her for AWHILE before she finally died!!
group of 3 does show up about 800yds--they saunter up to about 770 and i click up to shoot, but not a good shot present.
20 minutes later...
Group of five does show up about the same distance but in a different area. i picked the one with the least brush around her and locked on--was still clicked to 775 so i took off a half-minute or so (16MOA up)
she stood about broadside (more angled than i thought) touched off the shot and she just humped up for about 1 minute(shoulda double tapped her, and would have had i known the shot was perfect)
so we watched as she slowly waivered and toppled over, but she continued to waiver and periodically stumble for a half hour or so till she finally stopped moving (seemed like an hour, but might have been 15 minutes)
so as i walked up to her (eventually) i saw intestines out the exit wound--thought "man, i better not have gut shot her!!"
well, i didnt, the bullet just angled back further than i thought it should have and sucked out some entrails on its way.
she never let out a noise and never ran, so she was obviously neither scared or in pain.
Finally i could test out all my long range practice (matches/groundhogs) on a big game animal
I love it when a plan comes together [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
p.s. So--im not sure quite what the bullet did, but it didnt hit any bone until it exited thru a rib. If it had hit a rib on entry it may have been totally different. 1 bullet isnt enough to make a valid decision about performance IMO--though it got me the deer [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]