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Unread 11-27-2007, 06:48 PM
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New Personal Best.....

Well...as of 1pm this afternoon I'm fresh outta baldy tags!! I used the first tag on a short range doe with the T/C Contender 45/70 Govt (SSK barrel). My second tag was reserved for a 400+yd shot. Here's the results of a 162gr A-Max delivered within 2" of POA at 460yds. The gun is a XP-100 with about all the tricked out goodies that Kirby (APS) could throw at it!!

Lilja barrel, Holland Lug, action and bolt trued, Sako extractor, DE brake, HS stock, chambered in 7mm/270WSM. It throws the 162AM's at 2825fps.



With my big lug behind her she does not look too substantial in size but she was the largest of the four.

I was just sittin' along side my fire, munchin' some crackers and feelin' kinda drowsy when four deer came leggin' it across the strip cut and stopped where they apparently felt safe. I hit them with the 20X Burris spotter to check for antlers. All were bald, ranged the largest with the RX4, dropped a cartridge in the chamber, held the 3rd SU of the 3-12x32 Burris just under her heart and sent the A-Max across the valley. She was quartering too me a little farther than expected. I clipped the near-side lung, through the liver, gut and exited the front edge of the right side ham. She ran forty yards and immediately laid down. After a few minutes her head dropped for good. I watched for 20 minutes until satisfied she was done then made the trek to get her.

This is my longest deer with a handgun by nearly 100yds. It also beats my longest rifle shot by 15yds. I guess I'm down to buck hunting now.
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    Unread 11-27-2007, 07:04 PM
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    Great Job Dan.
    And look guys, he is really smiling...
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    Way to go! That is a big smile.
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    Unread 11-27-2007, 09:36 PM
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    Great to see barriers being broken. Way to prove your abillities.

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    Congrats, you have put that XP to some very good use!!!

    Great shot. Not all trophies have antlers. Some of my favorite hunts have been doe hunts!!!

    Again, glad the XP is working well for you and obviously your doing your job well, that is just as important as the quality of the firearm your using.

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    Unread 11-28-2007, 09:01 PM
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    Congratulations, and great shot. Did you use the bipod? How was the rear of the handgun stablized? I have several XP-100's and XP-100R's and shoot well off the bench, but find in the feild it is more difficult to find a stable position for long shots such as yours. How did you do it?
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    Unread 11-28-2007, 09:08 PM
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    This is my longest deer with a handgun by nearly 100yds. It also beats my longest rifle shot by 15yds. I guess I'm down to buck hunting now.

    I thought that looked like an awefully short rifle. Congrats and fine shooting.


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