Re: Happy 16 year old
To give you an idea how big that deer is. That excited 16 year old is over 6' and 240 pounds. Out here in Wyoming most guys ride bulls. He just throws'em down on the ground and dares'em to get up. Strong as an ox. That deer has got to go 350+ pounds. He looked like a young steer out in that field. I am very happy for his dedication to ethics and shooting skills. Everything he has ever shot was one shot and down. The closest shot he has ever made on a big game animal was 319 yards on a deer.
He shot the antelope at 512 yards and split the heart perfectly in half. All these animals were shot with his 257 wby and 100 grain barnes TSX at 3780 fps.
The caribou was in Alaska back in August on the caribou hunt listed in the swap hunt section. 486 yards with same 257 wby. He hunched up, tried to walk and fell over dead. We have yet to slow one of those bullets up in an animal and the tissue destruction is amazing. If we ever recover one I will post a picture but can't argue with the results. The caribou is an average good bull for the area. Can't wait till next year's hunt. Will try and get pics up of some of the other elk, deer and antelope later.
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future