With no snow and my own views against baiting are making it tough to find good long range shooting at whitetail varmints.
I sat on my crossing where I about always hunt except I was a far away as I could possibly get. as the action started around mid-day, things heated up quick before I knew it there were 5 bucks chasing does, finaly I saw a small 8 point, so I ranged the target, set the drops, and slid behind the rifle, just in time to see the buck dissapear as he crossed the ridge. in a few min. they returned in force, three bucks with almost the same size racks, except the other 2 were 4 points. after almost shooting a smaller buck on 2 occasions, the 8 pointer finaly settled down, his shoulder was behind a small oak tree so I held for a lung shot, hit exactly where it was sposed to, buck sprinted 50 yds and fell over.
in a lilttle clearing in the saddle on top of the ridge just above the objective bell is where the buck was, lazered range was 474, a great confidance builder but armed with kirby's joojoo its almost too easy, anyway first blood with the 7mm AM