Originally Posted by lloydsmale
took the rem 700 in 7stw out crop damage shooting for the first time last night. Had a group of 4 deer come in at about 600 yards. A bit to far for my shaky rest so i was patient. they finaly came in to about 440 by my rangefinder and I shot the first one. it dropped in its tracks and the other 3 came running toward me believe it or not and stopped at 350. I then shot the next biggest doe and it dropped. Again they came running another 50 yards toward me and i dropped the next one in its tracks. Could have shot the 4th too but it was a bit small. Load was a 150 nos bt and max velocity. All three were shot right behind the front shoulder and all dropped in there tracks. not a bad showing for its first trip to the field.
lloydsmale, you just gave me goosebumps, and kudos for holding off on the little skipper too! That's some awesome shooting, but totally in the whelm of what the STW is capable of, and then some. I have had similar results with the penetration, and exit as you had. I was going to do a little " crop damage " hunting in July, when I vacationed in Maryland, but the only crop damage I saw was from the drought, and heat. The heat is actually what kept me from going. It was so hot, that the folks I was going to hunt with where moving irrigation pipes when it cooled down somewhat in the evening. Oh well, November is coming!!!( and I can't wait)
Congrats on breaking in the beast, and awesome shooting. Plenty more of that to come , I'm sure. Good luck, and enjoy!!