620 yd Wyoming WT Deer and Antelope

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by jimbo300, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a 9 pt. whitetail that I took in NW Wyoming in late October. Myself and "Mo" from LRH had decided to check out one of our honey hole ravine's. It was around 2 p.m. and we hoped to find some deer bedded below our vantage point. After about 20-30 minutes behind the spotting scope, I had located this buck, as well as a few does. We usually try to hold out for 140" or better bucks, but this was a nice looking buck and too good of a shot to pass up. My swaro rangefinder showed the buck was 620 yards away. While the wind had been gusting around 7 mph from 2 o'clock, while we were behind the spotting scope, it had practically stopped once I got settled behind my SSG built 300 RUM. When the 190 gr Berger VLD left the barrel you could hear it sizzling through the air, then came the sound of a very distinct wallop. The buck never moved from his bed.


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    Below is a photo taken from the buck's postion. The shot was taken from the tallest point in the background.

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    Here is a photo of my SSG built 300 RUM.

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    We also hunted antelope in central Wyoming, before we started our deer hunt. I had seen this buck the day before and noticed he was missing his right cutter, but he had good mass and was a really nice buck for the area. I was actually waiting for his does to get clear of him before shooting and was going to have an "easy" 400 or so yard shot at him. That is until a group of hunters stopped out on the road and decided to make a direct stalk on the herd. Note: this will NOT work if the antelope can see you. This move sent the herd in my direction at full speed. Once again I have no shot until the buck was about 30 yards away, due to being surrounded by his does and since my scope was on 15x I missed him clean as he sped by, but I managed to get a Berger VLD in him once he got out around 100 yards.

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  2. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Nice work! Great story and pictures. What are the specs on your shooter?
     

  3. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks cinch,

    The specs are as follows:

    Rem 700
    Lilja 27" 12 twist chambered in 300 RUM
    Brown Precision thumbhole stock
    SSG muzzle break
    Timmney trigger
    Badger Ordnance 20 moa base
    MWG rings
    Nightforce 3.5-15X56
    K-G Kote on action, barrel, base and rings by SSG
    Bolt spiral fluted by SSG
    and just added a Badger Ordnance tactical bolt knob
     
  4. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    WTG nice buck and goat, looks like yall had a great time.
     
  5. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a good hunt for you guys. Nice looking rifle as well.