Re: Long range deer hunting video
Dave is not going to shoot this Saturday, only me. He will be going along if for nothing else to poke fun at me, [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Nope, don't have 100,,,,,,,,,yet. Saw one along the drainage ditch tonight at 435 yards. I held 2" to the right and centered it on elevation. I adjusted 3" high (at 100). The chuck was standing up, looking directly at us, we had winds upwards of 20 MPH with gusts. When I shot it went down instantly. I asked Dave, he said, it went down but he couldn't see anything other then that. A few seconds later he saw its tail wagging. We figured it was hit.
A rather large cluster of very dark clouds where rolling in off the lake and I decided, thats enough of that, so we packed up. We drove along the ditch, and found the teeny tiny chuck on the ground. It couldn't of weighed more then 2 or 3lbs. The bullet entered just below its left shoulder and blew a 1 1/2" hole out just below the back of its head. The hit was about 2" high but I pegged the windage pretty close. This chuck (when standing) wasn't more then 3" wide.
So we are now at 97, which equals the best year we have ever had.......and it isn't over yet, [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
While we were set-up we had one guy stop (that used to own the butcher shop across from my house). He got out of his truck, addressed me (since he knew who I was) and asked if we can shoot the chucks behind the butcher shop and he is going to brush hog the weeds down behind his house and said: As soon as I mow the weeds you are welcome to go in and kill the chucks. His house is only about a mile from that oat field you hunted last Saturday. Shooting behind his house would work good for the 4 of us since there is nothing behind his place except woods. No houses or other buildings to concern oursleves with. I hope he cuts before July 10th. If not we will locate other fields to hunt before you 2 come up.
Have a good one,