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View Poll Results: How far away will you shoot at a deer?
200 yards 21 4.08%
300 yards 37 7.18%
400 yards 59 11.46%
500 yards 66 12.82%
600 yards 88 17.09%
700 yards 36 6.99%
800 yards 50 9.71%
900 yards 11 2.14%
1000 yards 42 8.16%
More than 1000 yards 105 20.39%
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How far away will you shoot at a deer?

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:19 PM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

As far as I can see him ABOVE THE ROAD,
50 yds................... BELOW THE ROAD!!

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Old 05-17-2012, 04:27 AM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

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Broadside grazing at dawn, no wind, and you are prone.

And you believe there is a 90% chance the shot will kill the deer quickly.
At a thousand yards misses in the field will usually be measured in feet rather than inches so as long as you have enough bullet to get the job done, if you do get a clean hit, odds are it's going to be a fatal shot.

Under the right conditions I wouldn't even hesitate with the .260 on deer to that range and wouldn't think at all about pulling the trigger with the 300 Rum, 300wm, or 7mm STW.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:25 PM
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At a thousand yards .......
Under the right conditions I wouldn't even hesitate with the .260 on deer to that range and wouldn't think at all about pulling the trigger with the 300 Rum, 300wm, or 7mm STW.
Then my friend I belive your are the right candidate to start out my challenge

1000Y challenge! Test your 1st shot hit capabillity.
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Then my friend I belive your are the right candidate to start out my challenge

1000Y challenge! Test your 1st shot hit capabillity.
I haven't felt the need to prove my manhood since I graduated from Ranger training nearly 30 years ago.

Perhaps you will enjoy reading these threads.

Longest Bobcat ever... .

Well the Deer hunt didn't go as planned but... .
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Perhaps you will enjoy reading these threads.

Longest Bobcat ever... .

Well the Deer hunt didn't go as planned but... .
Sure did, thanks for the links! Amazing shooting.

Most probably my challenge is to easy for you - but it would be fun to see how you did. Maybe I have to send you a bottle of brew :-)
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

I voted 800 yards. I have several deer kills in the 500 and 600 yard range, and one antelope at 780 and that one was in a 20 mph wind. My STW can do better than I can. I started shooting a 1000 yard prone course monthly several years ago and that has helped my confidence and performance tremendously. I am not sure I will get the chance to practice enough to feel confident beyond the 800 yard-mark.
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I voted 800 yards. I have several deer kills in the 500 and 600 yard range, and one antelope at 780 and that one was in a 20 mph wind. My STW can do better than I can. I started shooting a 1000 yard prone course monthly several years ago and that has helped my confidence and performance tremendously. I am not sure I will get the chance to practice enough to feel confident beyond the 800 yard-mark.
You hit on a very key point here.

When you practice at long range, it builds confidence that you can indeed "pull off the shot" when the time comes.

I've seen time after time that if the shooter lacks confidence in their weapon and/or their own ability the results will usually not be favorable.

Conversely, when you are well practiced and well equipped, you have the confidence to get behind the gun and deliver.
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