593 yard Whitetail

Discussion in 'Trophy Photos' started by Ark. Trapper, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Ark. Trapper

    Ark. Trapper Well-Known Member

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    I got my second long range kill yesterday. This one was 2 yards closer than the first one but he's a lot better buck. One 105gr AMAX outta the 243 did the job at 593 yards. Its the same rifle that I used on the buck in my other thread. I recovered the bullet just under the hide on the off side after a trip thru the near shoulder and the lungs. Recovered weight is 53.6 grains. I wouldn't want to push the 243 much beyond 600 yards on deer as its starting to run outta steam on out there.
     

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  2. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    Good job on a good buck
     

  3. Maq Attaq

    Maq Attaq Well-Known Member

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    Way to go...congrats and great shot
     
  4. theflyonthewall

    theflyonthewall Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!! Job well done, I say.
     
  5. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. Nice looking buck. I guess that helps answer a previous post on using the .243 at 500yds.

    Gordon
     
  6. Ark. Trapper

    Ark. Trapper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I'd shoot deer all day long at 600 and under with the 243 and know I could kill every one but 600 is my limit I believe. I'm not saying you can't kill one past 600 because I know it will do it but the shot would need to be perfect. Coyotes and anything smaller would still be in trouble a lot farther out tho.
     
  7. rubicon unlimited

    rubicon unlimited Well-Known Member

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    nice shot and nice buck!
     
  8. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Nice deer! I love finding them bullets after impact!!
    I'm thinking one of my next rifles will be in .243. It's not for me its for my six year old daughter for when she starts hunting. Think I can pull it off?
     
  9. Ark. Trapper

    Ark. Trapper Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a great excuse to me!!