.338 Allen Mag..AKA.. Grim Reaper...

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by joecool, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from my eastern Oregon mulie hunt and the .338 AM kicks ass…. Spotted these two late Saturday night at 780 yards, with light conditions going south so we decided to come back in the morning and see if they would still be in the area.

    Got up the next morning and headed out to the spot were we last saw them, we located them in the same drainage but they were closer, but the angle went from 10 to 19 degrees ranged my buck at 503 yards made the correction got ready then he turn straight up hill and away from me with a little bit of a angle… took aim ever thing looked good so I touch off the big .338 and WOW it was like…. well if he was touched by the Grim Reaper the buck didn’t take a step just looked like it fell into the bank, the big 300 grain pill went in right behind the right front shoulder right were I was holding and out though the lower neck.

    My buddy and my dad was watching through the binos and spotting scope and they couldn’t believe the red mist that came out of him as the bullet passed through.

    I jacked out the big case moved out of the way and my buddy Jeff slid in behind the Grim Reaper to get on the second buck, took the range with the Swarovski on the buck that Jeff shot he moved about fifty yards more away after my buck was shot which put him at 540 yards made the correction. His buck is standing not quite broad side to us Jeff pulls the trigger and the 300 grain pill went in about 12 inches back of the left shoulder and out tight behind the right shoulder. The buck ran about 15yards fell over and rolled about 20 yards down the hill.

    Rock bluff in the middle is were we shot from.
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    This is were we shot to about 1/3 the way up the mountain from the little tree in the bottom on the other side.
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    Jeffs buck is on the left mine is on the right. If you look close you can see the blood spray in front of mine.

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    My buck
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    Jeffs buck
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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice going!
     

  3. ss7mm

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    Congratulations on a couple of really nice bucks. Doesn't look like the 338 AM had any trouble putting them down and out.:);):)

    Sure is nice to have something like that when hunting in country like you guys did. Almost unfair to have the advantage you did wasn't it? ;);)
     
  4. jwp475

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    Joe Cool, That's very cool.........[​IMG]
     
  5. strictlyRUM

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    Whitehorse? Maybe Owyhee? Looks like a place I have hunted in South Beulah also?
     
  6. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    Nice Mulies and good shooting.
    James
     
  7. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    Len

    Thanks it was lots of fun.
     
  8. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    No it doesn’t!!! I think of it as pay back…Grins
     
  9. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I know that stick Kirby built for me sure help out...
     
  10. joecool

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    Owyhee. really nasty country
     
  11. joecool

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    Thanks Its really nice to have a gun that shoots as well as the big .338 AM makes my job easy really... But I was dumb enough to pack it up and down alot of those mountains, at 32 pounds it was a hell of a work out.
     
  12. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    a couple more pics me and my dad, dads holding Jeff's deer

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    another pic of my deer

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    Jeff's deer

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    Here they are hanging out on the wheelers thank god we had lots of hay wire to pull them out with

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  13. Hired Gun

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    Wowee! nice going.

    What, no pictures of the rifle with the deer? Being that gun shoots about 1" groups at that range, the confidence must have been pretty high for those shots. I bet that campground hadn't seen many rifles like, "Grim Reaper." I bet you guys were the talk of the town. You know I would have been there for you if I could have.

    What a great perch you had. I didn't realize the hills over there were that big. Did you bust any long range boulders for sport? I would have had to try my hand at some 1500 yard stuff while I was there. Optics had to be the priority of the day. Aren't they always. I bet Jeff is about busting at the seems. I would be. How about the Chuckers? I'll call you later.

    Great memories. Brady and I are very happy for you guys.

    Shawn
     
  14. Fiftydriver

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    Joecool,

    Those are two very nice bucks and great shooting as well to both of you!!!! Looks like some great country for long range shooting.

    Teh 338 AM does take alot of guess work out of shooting game at long range. Just got finished with my Pronghorn hunt. Will post the story here soon. Learned alot, mostly very frustrating but in the end all worked out very well.

    Again, congrats on your two bucks, how wide was yours? Looks pretty wide.

    Kirby Allen(50)