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Unread 11-08-2011, 09:22 PM
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Long range Pa deer harvest

Two anterless deer went down in our early season. One at 404 yards and another at an incredible 715 yards. Both shots were on video. Two shots two deer! 45 cal smokeless did the job.
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    Re: Long range Pa deer harvest

    What was the load on the 700yd+ shot and what was the gun? I've seen a guy trying to get max range out of a converted Savage with the 325 Parker, and I think he was losing stability past 600.
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    Re: Long range Pa deer harvest

    73 gr. IMR 4198 325 parker. use extreme caution this load is hot!! my barrel is a kreiger heavy taper! 2700 FPS! Whats amazing is the exit hole was baseball size at this distance. these bullets are amazing
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    Great shooting!

    How much windage would you figure for a 2 mph full value wind at
    700 yds?
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    Re: Long range Pa deer harvest

    Nice shooting. So far I've been content with sabots within 500 yards myself, eventually I'll get into sabotless.

    Judging from this pressure trace, however, I think I'd need a long string available to pull the trigger on that load myself...
    Doug's Message Boards - 325be/.45 pac

    Have you thought of Re7? Seems they got better velocity at lower pressure with that and a couple duplexes:
    Doug's Message Boards - 325be/.45 pac
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    Re: Long range Pa deer harvest

    id say around 1 min. on the wind.

    i have not tried any other powders if you know of any let me know. i know 4350 works but the recoil is crazy.

    thanks for the nice comments also! its nice to here something positive
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    Re: Long range Pa deer harvest

    Stenger I have a smokeless 45 and would be interested in watching the video where is it?.
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