1033 Yard Muley

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Long Time Long Ranger, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Just didn't have time to deer hunt this year and this was the last morning I would have so I got up early and tried it. Beautiful crisp, clear rocky mountain morning and dead calm. Perfect for long range. At sun up I spotted this little guy across the drainage in a small meadow. I had one morning to hunt so couldn't be choosy. I thought this one looked mighty tasty. Just one of those beautiful settings where you say I just got to try this one. I got all situated and ranged him at 1033 yards then adjusted to my cheat sheet. I fired and watched for the hit. He humped up and then wobbled about 30 yards before collapsing.

    I used a 300 ultramag shooting the 208 Amax at 3210 fps. 28" Hart barrel on a sako action and mcmillan stock. The rifle is an incredible shooter and will make any shot if I do my part. I found a little two track that got me up close to him for loading. It was just a miracle hunt for it to come together the way it did. The chances for me to get a deer on public land this late in the season was slim with just one morning to hunt. I hoped the recent snow in the high country around yellowstone would bring a few bucks down and lucked out.

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  2. GNERGY

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    WOW, INCREDIBLE, CONGRADULATIONS.
    That just confirms why I enjoy reading all your posts.
    Tarey
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    Nice story.
     
  4. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Nice going LTLR, congrats!
     
  5. sniper2

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    Post some of the monsters you have piled in your shed...
     
  6. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Sniper2, I need to get some of those out and look at them some day. That 300 ultramag I used is the one we had on that elk hunt back in 98-99 time frame. We were popping 12 oz. cans full of water way out yonder with it. I knew it was a shooter then. I remember Conrad killed an elk with it on that trip with a good shot.
     
  7. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Yep I've shot that rifle it is definately a shooter I remember your 2 shot zero at long range to get her purring...
     
  8. groper

    groper Well-Known Member

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    LOL... whos house is that in the background?
     
  9. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor in the back. My house is 50 feet to the right and several houses across the street and down the road. That's life in a subdivision.
     
  10. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Nice shootinggun)
    Congrats!!!
     
  11. jmden

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    Nice goin', LTLR!
     
  12. Capt Academy

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    Great shooting and a nice buck as well!
     
  13. gunaddict

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    Great story. Nice buck