2011 Wyo. Whitetail

Discussion in 'Trophy Photos' started by Magnumitis, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    I finally filled my late season whitetail tag on the morning of Nov. 29th. He was rutting hard and chasing a doe away from me, but made the fatal mistake of turning around to look at some deer behind him. That's when a 130 gr. AB from my 6.5-284 hit his shoulder from 341 yards away. He dropped instantly and I was relieved to say the least. It wasn't the long shot I was hoping for, nor is he a huge buck, but I feel very blessed for the shot opportunity the good Lord gave me! I consider him a great second to the last day buck :D... Also, have to say thanks to Mike for extending his season by doe hunting and giving me the intel on this buck while I was gone for Thanksgiving.

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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Pretty nice!
     

  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, nice buck! I'd probably flip out if I saw something like that here in coastal Georgia (the local bucks would too!)
    What powder/load were you using with that 130gn AB? JohnnyK.
     
  4. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    I have been using H4350 with the AB but it was just a temporary load. I'm anxious to start using the new 127 gr. Barnes LRX.
     
  5. Maq Attaq

    Maq Attaq Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your buck....
     
  6. Anvil11-87

    Anvil11-87 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, nice deer! Looks like he did some fighting and got busted up alittle.
     
  7. Magnumitis

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    Thanks! Yes, he broke off both G4s. One side looks old, the other is fresh. I wish he hadn't, but whaddya do.. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Anvil11-87

    Anvil11-87 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with him at all. I got one in Okahoma this year that the G2 and brow tine on his left side were busted off.
     
  9. Ark. Trapper

    Ark. Trapper Well-Known Member

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    Nice buck. Good job!
     
  10. 188MULE

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    Nice buck. What are the specs on your rifle & Loads/velocity's??
    Fill me in what is the AB and how did it perform?
     
  11. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    How did I miss this?? I think hes an awesome second to last day buck, most guys around here never kill something that big.. Nice shootin Tom! FYI to everyone else his 6.5x284 is a very awesome rig, and he will NOT part with it... I have tried
     
  12. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Elkoholic 307, Awesome beard!!
     
  13. NW Hunter

    NW Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Always a proud day when you knock down a stud! Great pics
     
  14. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    Lol thanks guys. Mike is right, that gun is a "lifer" in my safe. 188MULE, I'll have to remember my load.. It was a temporary one; I threw it together real quick right before deer season started. I think it was 46.5 gr. of H4350 and was only going 2860 fps. Very weak, but it still passed thru. After using the 140 Bergers for two years, I was very pleased with how the 130 AB performed. By the way, the beard is gone haha.