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Dad's Longest Shot

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Unread 05-24-2008, 07:38 PM
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Dad's Longest Shot

Well, He finally did it.... He broke the 500 yard mark.

We've been trying for two years to get him to shoot a groundhog past 500 yards, and yesterday my 81 year old Dad killed one at 538 yards.

We headed up north to do a little groundhog hunting before the fields get too high. Philny1 met up with us and we fought the cold, windy day to find some groundhogs. I had my .240 Wby and my .284 Baer along. We all shot a few with each rifle throught the day.

We found one at 538 yards in the 20mph wind, and put Dad behind the .284 Baer. It's extremely accurate, spitting 180 gr Berger's just under 3100 fps. One shot and it was all over. Phil and I set out to reclaim his trophy, and had to get his mug shot. Now we need to get him one at 1K..




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    Joel, congrats to your dad. I enjoy seeing someone take their first long range kill more than I enjoy pulling the trigger. Hopefully you can bring him along up here and we'll try to get him some more long range kills and at some further distances too. Congrats again, good shooting.
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    Congrats. It's quite a rush to connect at long range. I made my first 500yd shot a few weeks ago on a PD. It took a few shots because I didn't realize how far away it was. Unfortunately it didn't kill it right away, so I had to dispatch it myself once I found it. 500 paces exactly back to my shooting point. I was quite surprised.
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    Very nice Joel! Congrats to your dad!!
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    It was nice meeting your Dad last week. I wish Phil would get on the job and write up his new rifle.
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    congrats on the shot,i have only recently had a taste of what is long range for me,now i have Exbal it makes life easier,361 on a rabbit is the furthest so 400 is next then hopefuly 500 +as we only have rabbits ,crows and maggies to shoot i will have to settle for them,no pd's over here unfortunatley very nice looking rig by the way
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    Unread 07-29-2008, 06:24 PM
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    A good shot at that distance - what does an average one weigh?
    Nice looking stock on that rifle by the way
    Very happy with mine joel - my e-mails keep getting bounced back for some reason:confused:
    I will send you some photos when it is finished.

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