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2013 Mule Deer(longest kill yet)

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Unread 12-27-2013, 09:30 PM
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2013 Mule Deer(longest kill yet)

I joined this site about a year ago and haved learned so much in such a short time. Never before had I taking a shoot over 300 yrds. Just didn't have the confidence. But this year was going to be different. Deer season in Kansas this year was my turn to prove what I could do. The second morning when we got up it was -20 with wind chill. That's damn cold for even NW Kansas. My dad, brother and drove out to a property we were hunting for the first time. The first draw we glassed a good buck was walking over the next ridge just as we got there. My dad and I decided to see if we could circle down wind and catch him in the bottom of the next draw. When we got to the vantage point we were after the buck was in the bottom with drinking out of the stock tank. I ranged him at 563 yrds. Keep in mind I had practiced out to 800 yrds all summer. I adjusted for a 10 mph wind and got ready for the shot. With my dad laying beside me telling me there was no way I could shoot that far. I told him just keep your eyes on buck. Squeezed one off and then hearing my dad say "You have got to be sh###ing me." That was like music to my ears. The buck was DRT. I just layed there taking it all in. It was not my biggest deer but I will never forget that day. I would like to thank everyone on this site for all the knowledge and education you have shared. Without you guys this would have been a lot harder to accomplish. Thanks again.

Gun specs:
Rem 700 270 wsm, BC stock bedded, Timney trigger, action trued and blue printed.
Load specs:
Win. Brass, WLRM primer, 71.0 gr Retumbo, 140 gr Sierra SBT at 3150 fps
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Unread 12-29-2013, 08:40 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arkansas (Home of Record)
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Re: 2013 Mule Deer(longest kill yet)

Nice buck!
You say it's not your biggest, I would like to see a picture of the bigger one. A big mule deer is #1 on my wish list.

Has your dad asked for shooting lessons?

Sorry gents, I see this is a double post. Don't know how I missed the first one.
Courage is just fear that has said it's prayers.

The people trying to say the 2nd Amendment is outdated are probably the same folks that would say the same thing about the Bible.

Last edited by Bravo 4; 12-29-2013 at 08:48 AM. Reason: Yep
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Unread 01-07-2014, 11:28 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Augusta GA
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Re: 2013 Mule Deer(longest kill yet)

Great story and even better what a great a buck!
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Unread 01-20-2014, 11:15 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Texas
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Re: 2013 Mule Deer(longest kill yet)

Good buck good things happen when you practice
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