2011 NM Pronghorn

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by mark42quin, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. mark42quin

    mark42quin Active Member

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    Poked a hole in this dude on a fire sale/ last second hunt. .243 Winch, 105 Berger VLD Hunting and H4350..... 616 yards.
     

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  2. coues7

    coues7 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet goat and sweet rifle. What did your buck score?
     

  3. mark42quin

    mark42quin Active Member

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    not sure... haven't scored him, both horns are 14.5... kind of a weak cutter on his right side...thanks!
     
  4. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful antelope, congrats!
     
  5. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking buck. How about some specs on the rifle?
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice going!
     
  7. mark42quin

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    The rifle is one of a kind.... a buddy of mine built the rifle. It started out as a Rem 700 short action which he timed and accurized. He installed a longer bolt handle, thicker recoil lug and added a 1-8" Krieger in heavy Palma. The chasis he built from scratch on a manual mill... In the pics you can see where most others are made from aluminum, he chose to fit carbon fiber, (the forend and cheek piece). It uses a standard AR grip, in this case an Ergo grip, and Accuracy International magazines. the mag release is inside the trigger guard instead of exposed on the outside as is a Badger-type. He custom designed the muzzle brake that works great. The rifle shoots 105 berger VLD hunting bullets into bug-holes and recoil is non-existent. It wears an 8.5-25 Mark 4, FFP, TMR with M5 turrets...
     
  8. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Where at in New Mexico did you get that buck? The area looks familiar but then again a lot of New Mexico looks familiar haha.
     
  9. mark42quin

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    The buck was killed on a small ranch in Mills, NM.... about 75 miles east of Wagon Mound and 5 miles north of Roy....
     
  10. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    Great looking goat. Congrats.
     
  11. Time Killer

    Time Killer Well-Known Member

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    Sweet goat, sweeter stick!