Originally Posted by Big_Red
I've thought about the .270 and I know it's a great cartridge, but not sure it is much different than my .30-06 overall.
I'll get out there and probably end up with 100yd shots but who knows. What worries me is Dad tells me they typically stalk all day taking free-hand shots. Free-hand shots no good when the buck fever is high!
The antelope i shot was my FIRST big game animal i have ever shot in my life. And before I headed out to wyoming, i was at the range amlost every other weekend getting comfortable with my rifle, learing how it shoots at what distance, and how to shoot in other shooting positions.
When i saw my buck walking about 200 yards infront of me my uncle told me to get ready and i took a couple deep breathes, its better to lower your heart rate (buck fever) before you even get nestled into the scope. once you get the rifle up still stay calm and take a couple deep breathes let the cross hairs settle right behind his shoulder and then use your basic marksmanship skills and have a smoothe steady trigger pull and he should drop right there.
So what i would say to calm down that buck fever
get comfortable with your rifle before going hunting
calm yourself down before you bring the rifle up
take deep breathes to slow you heart rate down
let the crosshairs settle behind his shoulder
slow steady trigger pull
remember basic marksmanship skills (don't rush make a clean kill shot)
I always keep in mind the sniper motto "one shot one kill"
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