*** 2008 Whitetail falls to new 243 Ackley ***

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  1. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Well, another one falls to the new rifle I got this fall. George did such a great job.. It is a shooter ! Home Page Your source for long range tactical and hunting gear.

    Unfortunately, my top spotter and range finder, Tyler had school this morning. He didn't get to come out for opening day. :( Good thing, because it was cold and a hour wait for daylight after I got set up where I wanted to be. Bad thing, because I love my hunting buddy and he has a ball coming along. Still have one more Antelope tag to fill and he can't wait.

    I had been watching this buck all summer long and had him patterned well. My setup was along a fenceline bordering his feedground. I had been seeing him come out of a brushy draw about 550 yards from my vantage point. The moon was up and bright and clouds rolled by off and on to where I could see deer bedded in the field and some up feeding. About 15 minutes before shooting light, I found him bedded down about 197 yards out. :grin: Man I was happy he was here !! Now to just close the deal.

    Sunrise from my stand...
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    I got my rifle up and chambered a round as quietly as possible and gave it 10 more minutes for shooting light. I looked over to my left and he was gone. I lifted my Bruntons up and found him following a doe and closing in... closer and closer... 80 YARDS.. head on to me. LOL :blush: Scope is on 15 power. I lower rifle and turn it down. Now the doe turns and heads to the right. He is following right after her.

    She stops and takes a pee and I think, "here is my chance ! " I settle in and take the shot. 117 yards and he falls DRT when the 115 DTAC moly hits him. I get up and go check him out... It is bittersweet to see him lying there after watching him all summer... And not having my hunting buddy and son Tyler not there... Dang school ! Dang tests... !

    Big dude down... weighed 168 lbs dressed out.
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    And my ugly mug as well... was sitting by fence in background.
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    115 DTAC did a great job ! Again :cool:
    High shoulder takes out spine everytime !
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  2. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    great work! not quite the long range shot u thot you'd get rite? haha but still awesome! he's a really nice one!
     

  3. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Nice buck Scott.

    You'd better be careful you might shoot the luck out of that thing.

    I have to wait another month for rifle season.
     
  4. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    NICE Whittie!!! Congratulations!! Dont ya just love it when a plan comes together?
     
  5. davewilson

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    good goin, reminds me of the first whitetail i put in the book. the guys at the check station said it weighed 168 lbs!
     
  6. Tyler Kemp

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    Very cool, can't wait to see how the 6mm Ackley does!
     
  7. royinidaho

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    Even though the 'pard' wasn't there the results of your patterning proved fruitful.

    I have an action on hand and am seriously considering a 243 AI.

    I like the results of that high shoulder shot.
     
  8. Sendero_Man

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    Thanks for the comments guys...

    Roy... you better call up George. He has a great reamer for the 243 AI. !!
     
  9. Slopeshunter

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    Nice buck Scott, congrats!
     
  10. Joel Russo

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    Congratulations...

    Enjoyed the read..
     
  11. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    Great buck, thanks for sharing..
     
  12. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Scott, it is interesting for me especially to have been on that land with you, hearing your plan a few weeks ago. And now to see the result of the plan. Way to go!
     
  13. trebark

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    Nice story, nice deer, cool rifle. Congrats.
     
  14. lerch

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    good looking buck Sendero!!!!!!!!

    I like the white tips on his antlers, i shot a decent 9 point a few years ago that had some tips like that, he just wasnt quite as big as yours :D

    looks like that rifle of yours is shootin good!!! the DTAC worked well. that sucks your boy wasnt there to enjoy it with you. i hope to get to enjoy those adventures with a son someday myself, i bet its alot of fun

    congrats bud

    steve