This isn't exactly long range hunting but I didn't know where else to put this info. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Recently, 4 of us returned from Texas on a hog killing spree. We hunted for 3 days (nights, actually). The total count was, Steve (from Nebraska) 4 hogs, Steve (From Columbus) 6 hogs, I killed 7 hogs plus 3 coyotes and Dave (dave7mm) killed 11 hogs plus one racoon.
I had 3 doubles and 1 single on the hogs. I shot 4 times and had 7 dead hogs using the 127gr EXP Groove Bullets. None of us recovered a Groove Bullet. We had complete pass through on every shot. Dave had 1 double using his 270 and 113gr EXP Groove Bullets and had complete pass through on both hogs. Steve (from Nebraska) killed 4 hogs using his 25-06 and 101gr EXP Groove Bullets. None of his hogs stopped the bullets either.
On the one coyote that I shot, it was 175 yards, broadside, double lung shot using my 7mm mag and 127gr EXP Groove Bullet. The exit hole was about 1" in diameter and that little coyote (coyotes in Texas are small, maybe 25lbs) dropped in its tracks. I watched it through the scope, after the shot and it didn't even quiver.
A good time was had by all. We plan to go back again next year.