Guys this buck was taken by me this season the day after Thanksgiving. I was coyote hunting with my cousin and when we came up to a big draw, he was grazing on the other side with a group of doe.
I lazed him at 448 and dialed up my scope for a 450 yard shot. The problem was, the grass in front of me was about 2 feet tall so a prone shot was out of the question. So I sat against a small tree and set the rifle on my knee. I was able to hold about a 3-4 inch circle on him so I knew that would be more than adequite. I am a fan of the neck shot just because of years of hunting and guiding on my high game fence. It puts them down and you dont have to worry about tracking.
So, I was set up and had a pretty good rest. With my cousin spotting for me I told him I was going to break the shot.
Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, half exhale,
It was all over but the kicking!
He scored 164 gross even with his broken tines. He weighed just over 230 which is massive for deer in our area near Weatherford. They usually weigh about half of that.
And the weapon....(It likes to stay in shape!
Hope you enjoyed the read and pics,