Your latest hunting story........Please
I've been too busy to even look at this computer for months now, it hasn't worked because of my lousy phone line half the time either (got a new one).
I took two weeks off and went moose hunting, saw a large wolf walk 40' behind my tent on the hill in broad daylight, just checkin me out. I handed my brother his .480 Ruger that was laying on a chair and sayed, "a wolf." He said "a bull? Where?" I replied, "no A WOLF." He looked down to see the big male walked behind a bush and seemingly vannish.
One bull was ranged at 1012yds but I couldn't take the shot because my scope adjustments were only accurate to 700yds. At 800 I am at 31moa (34.5 max) and groups impacted the same spot as 29.5moa (12" low)? anyway I didn't have enough land left to stand on while sighting in, my shooting range floods after the 700yd mark on the river bed in the summer.
Hold over was out of the question for me when I looked at the additional 200+" of drop between 800 and 1000yds, another moose lost to not enough preparation, equipment (tapered bases), etc.
All the moose I saw this season were 700+ yds away. I was very dissapointed to say the least.
All the other bulls I saw were 2000-3000yds away, exept one, which I shot behind the ear at 50 feet with a 400gn XLC out of the 416wby at 2550fps with one day left in the season while weekend hunting on Friday creek river bar. Not a lb. of wasted meat. Happy in the end I was.
1500yds will be my goal next year with a 350gn BarnesX.
One more note, my Bushnell YP1000 ranged anywere to 1423yds at dawn and dusk consistantly as it does at 700-800 in the midday sun. That Russian laser is going to be a necessity shortly though.