634 yard spiker

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by kiwi3006, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    674
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    I went out a couple of weeks back to try and get my first deer for the year. I have had a few chances this year but haven't taken the shot for a number of reasons. But last night it all came together.
    Rob and I headed out to watch a large clearing at the top of a face. About 7pm three deer, two hinds and a yearling came out.
    Ranged them at 634 yds. Conditions were
    634 yds
    -9 degrees angle
    1006 mBar
    18oC
    40% humidity
    4 mph wind from 112 degrees (from over right shoulder)

    I was using my 7mm Rem Mag shooting 168 Bergers at 3070 fps.
    Shooter said 10.7 MOA up and 0.9MOA right.
    Dialled that in to the scope and waited for the yearling to offer a broadside shot. It finally did, and I dropped it with one shot.

    [​IMG]
    Me and the spiker

    [​IMG]
    The spiker with my rifle, Rem 700 Trueflite No 4 26"7mm rem mag,Leupold VIII 4.5 -14 x 40 LR, stock made by me


    [​IMG]
    View back up to where the shot was taken from

    My Movie634 yd spiker utube - YouTube
    Link to video
     
  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,417
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    NICE! Hey, what is your exact load? Barrel length? I'm taking my 7mag to Colorado in a week. Shooting 73.0 gr Retumbo with same bullet as you, Fed215M primer and Win brass.
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    674
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    26" barrel. 168 berger approx 10 thou into lands. 71.5 gr ADI 2217(H1000) federal 215 primer, federal brass
     
  4. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,417
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    I'm 26" tube also, but 0.010 off lands.
     
  5. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Nice shot! Man..40% humidity? You guys in a drought again? Haha. I go to Auckland every two years or so to visit my wife's family. I like everything OUTSIDE of Auckland haha.
     
  6. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    512
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Nice shot guys!
     
  7. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    388
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Nice shooting! It seems that LR shooting and hunting is popular down there.