400yd Muntjac.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by robbobsam, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. robbobsam

    robbobsam Well-Known Member

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    I finished work early and got down the farm to do a bit of shooting. I didn't expect to come across deer, I was looking for rabbits hares and foxes but when 2 x deer turned up it seemed rude not to oblige.

    The first was only about 75yds away so I dispatched the small one with a head shot, the larger male was over 400yds away so I went for heart and lungs and he dropped like a sack of spuds.

    [​IMG]

    Fantastic afternoon.

    My smile says it all.

    .243 Tikka T3 Super Varmint
    87 grain V-Max behind 44grains H414
    1" GROUPS AT 200YDS.
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting!

    Muntjacs aren't real common here outside the zoo and I'm pretty sure suppressors are illegal for hunting.

    Where are you?
     

  3. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    in alot of europe it is illegal, or at least not preffered, to not have a suppressor for sound vialations.
     
  4. hnts4fun

    hnts4fun Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't know a Muntjac from a Jackalope but in my book that was a very nice afternoon stroll.

    Re: legal/illegal suppressor

    There are many states in the US that allow ownership of suppressors and suppressed firearms. While they are uniformly verboten as hunting tools; they may be used on private property to kill nongame species. In Texas that turns out to be an awful lot of animals on the "okay to kill with a suppressed firearm" list... i.e. hogs and all exotics.

    Matt

    Great shooting and great-looking Muntjacs
     
  5. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    robbobsam,

    I wasn't criticizing the suppressor ...just making an observation.

    Nice hunting/shooting.

    --richard
     
  6. hnts4fun

    hnts4fun Well-Known Member

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    My bad, I could've passed that information along in a better way.

    Matt
     
  7. robbobsam

    robbobsam Well-Known Member

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    Hiya Guys,

    In the UK sound mods are perfectly legal and in most cases preferred over non moderated rifles for the obvious reasons of noise reduction.
     
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  8. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    do those munts taste good?? i like that rifle. wonder if they imported that model to the US ever?
     
  9. tackb

    tackb Well-Known Member

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    nice shooting ! muntis are small ! i shot a roe at 404 yds and thought that looked small in the scope! it's a miracle it stood still long enough for you to shoot it?

    for the record muntis taste delicious , probably one of if not the best of the uk deer to eat? although a young sika hind takes some beating.

    well done , hell of a shot