Here is a classic case of what happens when you practice and work hard at the long range hunting game. I posted about the upcoming LR whitetail hunts from Reggear Outfitters in early Sept.
The hunter in this case was using a Defensive Edge rifle, Rem 700 ss, Lilja 30" tube, Vais brake, Nightforce NXS 5.5-22 NPR2, in a tight necked (.334") 300 RUM. Load was Retumbo with a Sierra 220 gr MK.
Travis shot all summer dialing in his 300 RUM out to 1250 yards. He was able to achieve groups 6-8 inches at 1000 yards, but more importantly was able to consistantly get first shot hits at 1000 + on vital zone sized targets in good conditions.
, Travis located a buck and it was ranged with a Leica 1200. Distance 1146 yards, up/down hill 0, 42 degrees, humidity 38%, that info was typed into the Dell pocket PC with ex-bal program. Travis dialed up the 21.75 MOA required and squeezed off the shot when a broadside was available. The shot whent within a couple of inches of being squarely in the heart. The Sierra 220 completely penetrated the deer leaving an exit wound of around 1.5-2.0 inches. Needless to say the deer piled up in a very short distance. Haven't yet put a tape to it but should push 150 pretty hard despite having an uneven number of points. This is typical of the good LR action available here lots of 130-150 bucks and the occasional B&C jaw dropper. Hope to see some of you here next fall.
[ 11-24-2004: Message edited by: Shawn C. ]