1500 yard club! Well...kinda.....

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Dan B, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Dan B

    Dan B Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Got back on Friday from this years crop damage hunting trip. Spent three days shooting groundhogs and deer. Total harvest count was 10 deer and about a dozen groundhogs. I'd like to say that I did break into the 1500yd club with one shot...but I did not. The exact distance was 1510yds and it took six rounds....but also took six critters! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Four shots from the XP-100 .250 Savage Ackley Improved (deer at 272, 278 and 205yds and g-hog at 205yds). Then two shots from the APS XP-100 7mm-270WSM (2 deer at 280yds).

    The other four deer were taken at under 150yds with the .250SAI and several g-hogs were taken with a cheapy NEF .22 Hornet.

    The .250SAI is shooting 100gr SMK's at 2675fps. The little bullets seemed to do a much better job expanding at distances greater than 150yds. Two deer taken at 50 and 80yds had no exit wounds with solid mid-shoulder shots. But beyond 200yds the bullets were leaving 2" exits using the same mid-shoulder shot. On g-hogs the little cartridge was wicked....bang-flop!!

    The last two deer were taken just before dark on day 3. To make him a real believer I uncased the APS gun (162AM at 2825fps). The wind was singing and range was near 300yds. Both deer were facing left with the larger also on the left. I settled in behind the gun, used the Burris BP to get my hold for the range, led 1MOA into the wind and let her rip! Flames barked about 2 feet from the DE brake and the deer dropped. Deer #2 stood just looking as if in unbelief. Worked the XP as fast as I could, reloaded, settled in, same hold and let round #2 fly to the same result. Both rounds were fired in about 8 seconds. The impacts on the deer were in the SAME spot, high shoulder, and the exits were also identical.

    I really wanted to stretch things out a bit but my host was leary about letting me shoot further than 300yds. Sad...but true. After this week though...20+ kills with handguns w/o a miss may have changed his mind.
  2. Jimm

    Jimm Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2007
    Yeee hah !!

    Way to go and get'em Dan .

    I expect the next time your " host " will be more willing to allow or even insistent that you shoot further .