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Old 08-13-2007, 12:07 PM
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Congratulations Michael!

Handsome ram; great shooting from the difficult, but beautiful terrain, Good going!

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Old 08-13-2007, 02:45 PM
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Absolutely beautiful animal, i hope someday to hunt those purty things!!!! beautiful country too, where did you hit it??? there aint no blood on that pretty white coat???

Congrats

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Old 08-13-2007, 06:23 PM
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I hit the ram behind the shoulder while he was strongly quartering away with his head down. The bullet passed behind the length of his left shoulder traveled the length of his neck and hit him in the bottom left corner of his skull and stopped. It is amazing how thick and strong their skulls are. I was using a 200 AB @ 3149 FPS and his skull still stopped it. The left side of his body harbored the blood. That is why we took all right hand side photos so that they would be as clean as possible.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:32 AM
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Congrats on a beautiful trophy! I would love to have one of those white rams on my wall.

And we all know you could have dumped that ram from the valley below. You just wanted to get some exercise hiking all you gear up that mountain!

You mention shooting a 200 grain AB at 3149. This must be from a 300 ultra using Nosler brass and H1000?
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:45 PM
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Thank you GG,

The load is Nosler brass with H-50BMG. I use this powder because it is so very slow. I am using a BR tightneck chamber and the tight overall chamber with the tightneck as you know generates a huge amount of pressure. To use RL-25 or RETUMBO and such I have to reduce the charge so much that there is an ungodly amount of air in the case. H-50BMG allows me to fill the case without any pressure issues.
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You are VERY lucky to be able to do that. Great looking ram.

I hope to do same before I get too old to crawl around.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:37 PM
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Nice ram Michael, congratulations.

I know how much different that rifle should look by now. AAARRRGGG!

Keep the dream alive for the rest of us!!!!!!
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