The weather was terrible for glassing the first 2 days of hunting. The first day it rained most of the day and we only spotted 4 deer, all doe. On the second day we picked this buck up right away and he was bedded down by 8:00 am. The deer was so low on the hill tht before we shot we had to trim some limbs and brush away to make a shooting lane. We normally shoot off a rock bench but we couldn't get an open shot at the right angle. We ended up about 20 yards from our original set-up laying prone on the ground. Robert has shot a few times long range at target and done very well. He had never killed a deer or any animal long range until this day. We watched this buck for about 3 hours before taking the shot. Robert kept his composure and made a great shot sending the bullet along the deers left side, through the lungs, took the top of the heart off, exited through the armpit on the far side and broke its leg at the knee on the far side. The 300g SMK made jello of the inside and as you seen the deer barely moved after he was hit. There was almost 4000 ft/lbs of energy when it hit the deer, that's like getting punched by superman
I've got a few more videos to put together from this year with a couple of near misses too. Thanks for watching.