3 Bucks with one shot??

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Jinx, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    The article in the links show a bloke who claims he shot 3 Blesbucks with one bullet from a 308 at 201m. The first two have wounds to the head and the third was hit high in the neck behind the ear.

    Is this possible with a 308 at that distance?:rolleyes:

    Jagter trek drie bokke met een skoot plat
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    It is possible. But it is nothing to brag about ,in fact you can bet it was not planed.

    I was taught to know what was behind your point of aim and if there was another
    animal or anything else that might be hit you passed on the shot .

    Also if you did not have an impact area (Like shooting at the top of a ridge or in a tree
    with nothing to stop the bullet after passing through or missing the game/target no
    shot was taken.

    I would not want to hunt with this guy , And if he were kin to me he would be looking at an
    ass whooping unless he changed his name.

    I won't get into the ethics thing but the game deserves better.

    Sorry to get on my soap box

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. runshort

    runshort Well-Known Member

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    Well put JE
     
  4. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    I could not agree more. I do not know the person but the area which they hunted is as flat as a table. So he should have seen what was behind.
     
  5. surjimmy

    surjimmy Well-Known Member

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    Can't put it any better then what has already been said.
     
  6. iSnipe

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    I'm not so hung up here on ethics, etc, etc, blah, blah. I'm thinking where he hunted in Africa it's not as crowded as New York City park. Maybe his guide told him to shoot? Maybe the THRILL of the hunt got his adrenaline going a little too much to fog his judgment? I too could get a good post going on ethics, etc, and get some hoorays, but I don't know the circumstances to bash another hunter, so it would be a waste of my time.

    I think it's quite possible. Blesbucks weigh anywhere from 140 to 150lbs and at 220 yards, I could see it happening; once in a life time shot.

    iSnipe
     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I guess I will respond to your comment by simply saying there is no good reason to do this
    because the other two blesbucks did not have the benefit of a aimed shot and call it hunter
    ethics or what ever it is not something to brag about .

    And the only way to plan a shot like that would be to have them line up at a hog trough
    catch them eating and use a full metal jacketed bullet and send it straight through all three
    of them and hope to find all of them.

    As to excitement or listening to some one else as being a reason to make an iffy shot at best
    there is no reason to make the shot until you are ready and know as much as possible.

    I'm sorry you feel that this is OK but It also tells me that this guy is also dangerous and I would
    never hunt with him or someone that condoned this behavior.

    I am almost 70 years old and I have hunted most of my life and the reason I am still alive is
    I won't hunt with someone like Dick Chaney or ride with someone like Ted Kennedy.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  8. sendero7

    sendero7 Active Member

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    It all depends on how well you shoot and the deer population that you have to hunt, which means how many opportunites you have to pull the trigger in a season. A friend of mine shot 3 does with one shot last season during the depredation season. When you have 40 to 60 deer in a field at one time, sooner or later they will align themselves for the multiple shot on a regular bases. Doubles are a common thing. He shoots a 7mag using 150gr winchester silver tips. Last season he killed 143 and his 12 year old son killed 34 of the 35 he shot at using a 223 short mag. He's not a long range shooter, but anything under 400yds is dead. I'm 55 years old and I had killed 200 by the age of 20 and quit counting. My longest shot is only 526yds and I went for 27 years without missing a shot. I'm not trying to bragg, but stating that when you're shooting volume, you become pretty good as long as you know your limitations. A good friend of my fathers managed a large plantation and he stopped counting at 1000 and his number one rifle was a 22 hornet. It's all about the number of opportunities to shoot live targets versus punching holes in paper.