I posted this on another forum that isn't so keen on long range hunting so bare with the intro.
270 Allen magnum and a 195 gr. wildcat bullet = dead Blacktail at 892 yards… Ok not really that simple it takes lots of practice and very good equipment do this. First you need a fine rifle capable of extreme accuracy (and the skill to use it) at long range’s Kirby Allen builds such rifles, you also need a good range finder I use an swarovski, also a good weather meter
I use the Kestrel
4000, and a extremely good Ballistic calculator the Exbal is about the best and I have that in a Dell axim, a scope level, also a good angle gauge on your rifle is needed. As I would be taking this shot at a 15% angle.
Anyways after spotting this Buck on the side of a very steep hill covered with fir reprod and brush I determined it was a shooter So I ranged it and feed all the info from the Kestrel and the Swarovski and angle gauge into Exbal it gave me a correction of 16.25 MOA and for 892 yards.
I made the correction on the 5.5-22x56 nightforce scope set up in my rest the one in the picture and rear bag and went prone in the dirt. My lovely wife was my spotter and about the time I was ready to shoot it starts raining hard about 500 yards on out. (Oh I forgot to mention there was no wind at all dead calm) rain isn’t that big of a deal just cuts down on visibility a bit so I send the big 195 wildcat on its way I see the deer react to the hit and down it went then a big crrrrwoop came back.
I left my wife were I shot from and went to were thought I needed to be to find the Buck and was only about 20 yards off from were I thought it was. The hit was perfect right tight behind the shoulder and double lung shot.
shot from the red arrow.
the Buck and rifle
my ugly mug.
my buddy he help get it out a big thanks to him