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Unread 11-05-2007, 08:03 PM
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Doesn't compete with you guys, but 244 yards on a small white tail doe with an Encore in .416 - 06 JDJ with a 400 grain Hawk RT at 2000 fps. I have the 3x - 12x Burris with ballistic plex. My shot was lying on my back with the scope on 3x and the gun resting on the outside of my right calf. I plan to stretch it out when the opportunity arises. It will shoot a little under 4" at 400 yards with the best loads I've come up with.
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Unread 11-05-2007, 08:12 PM
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Nice shooting. Isn't a 400 grain bullet at 2,000 fps in a handgun pretty serious recoil?

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Unread 11-05-2007, 09:39 PM
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I do not consider myself a long range hunter, but enjoy this forum. My longest handgun kill is 410yds on a coyote with my 243 H-S Varmint pistol . I was calling over a small frozen lake when a coyote came out on the opposite side about 500yds across and started to come along the edge towards me. I was watching the coyote thru my scope then for some reason it decided to turn back but stopped by an old beaver hut that I knew was 400yds away. I didnít plan on shooting but the pistol was steady on the bipod and the scope was on 12x. So I made use of the B-Plex and took the shot. I donít have a picture of that coyote but last winter I got a double by that same old beaver hut .This time I was sitting only 150yds away.http://

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Unread 11-06-2007, 09:29 AM
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When it comes to LR with SP's I would say that it begins somewhere between 300-350 yards. Not only is it more difficult to shoot SP's typically but you are also handicapped in terms of lower velocity with the shorter barrels.
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Unread 11-08-2007, 01:32 AM
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P-Dog with the 17 AH

Sorry, but no pics of the dead P-Dog. The shot was 289 yds lasered with the Leica 1200. The barrel was a 12" Bullberry, topped with a Burris 3-12. The load was 9.4 gr of Lil Gun and a 20 gr VMax. Velocity with that load is 3200 fps. Here's a pic of the pistola. It has been in action with that barrel since late '91.

The location was eastern WY, about 15 miles from the SD border.
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Unread 11-08-2007, 08:10 PM
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Good shooting 17shooter.
What is your case based from?
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Unread 11-08-2007, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by hshunter View Post
let's see, longest animal taken, have to say from this spot at our farm in KY I have taken several does and bucks. the tree line to front and to the left is 490+ yds, straight out is 385 yds and to the right is in the 420-460 yd range. nice to sit and have your evening coffee and wait for the "big one "to walk out. when it rains it all fits into a camo blind. so far from this spot only mid sized bucks and large does. 300 WSM is in the picture

So Tom, how far is your longest one?
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