2011 Mule Deer

Discussion in 'Trophy Photos' started by landcbeitner, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Here's the buck I took this weekend in Washington State. My buddy and I hunted from opening day of "High Buck" and 3 days in I took this buck. We saw one bigger but couldn't get a shot at him. Passed a few bucks as well. I saw three much larger bucks in pre-season scouting.

    Shot was 482 yards downhill .91 cos.

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    It was a heck of a pack out. We still have to go back in to get a buck for my buddy and pack out some gear we left up there. Special thanks to Benchmark Barrels!
     
  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    hell of a nice deer,
    congrats. Great start to the fall season
     

  3. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    That is a nice one! Good job.

    What are you shooting?

    What tent is that?
     
  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Nice deer1
     
  5. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    The rifle is a trued Rem 700 in an AICS,
    Benchmark barrel (.277" 1:9 twist) 28", chambered in 270 win
    Rem Varmint contour, fluted, mini "muscle" brake
    Tuned factory trigger etc.

    I also use this rifle for matches... I shoot the 165gr Matrix bullets at 2890 fps.

    The tent is a Kifaru Tipi tent (it belongs to my buddy)
    Tipis
    Looks like you make a nice tipi tent yourself!
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Very well done!
     
  7. oinco

    oinco Active Member

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    Nice work! The last photo has me even more worked up for the season!
     
  8. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice deer. Now you got my juices going for the Oct. 10 opener in Idaho..............

    Randy
     
  9. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    Why would you shoot a buck that is as small as that one? That is just wrong. Just joking landcbeitner.. That's a hell of a nice one. They can't grow to that size around here, because the amateurs shoot everything that moves and won't let the small ones walk by so they can get bigger. My brother in law is included in that group. He shot a whitetail 3 years ago and could pick it up using one hand. He said it didn't have spots but he never showed it to anyone. Good job man..
     
  10. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Nice buck, congrats!!!
    I am 270 Win fan also.
    How about more pics of the hunt???
     
  11. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I didn't take a whole bunch of pics before I downed that one....

    Here's a pic from pre-season scouting... I was hunting bear at the time also (that's why I had the rifle along).
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    Here's a buck I passed up the evening before....
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    Here's my buddy (Ron of Benchmark Barrels)
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    This is basically how I was set up for the shot although this was from the evening before looking at some other bucks...
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    Another one of the buck...
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  12. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Curious about your thoughts on bullets terminal performance, every indication I've had is they should be great but season is a few weeks away still. Also what powder are you using, we've been running around the 2830fps mark with a 28in barreled 270 win. with 4831 ssc and 7828.
     
  13. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    What rear rest 'device' is that?
     
  14. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Terminal performance was excellent. This is the only animal I've shot with Matrix. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on anything after seeing the damage done on this buck, but you definitely can't judge a bullet completely on one instance. The bullet looked as if it expanded very rapidly and didn't exit.

    I'm using H-1000.... about 58.5gr.

    That's not exactly a "rear rest" but it worked for the circumstance where the rear had to be up so high to make the shot. Here's a link Home - PRECISION RIFLE SOLUTIONS, LLC I like them most for use like this..... when the bi-pod on the rifle isn't tall enough
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    They are excellent for shooting off of in seated or kneeling positions as well. Mine goes tall enough where you could even do a "hunched over" standing shot if need be.