638 yard mule deer

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Bud Martin, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Bud Martin

    Bud Martin Well-Known Member

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    Here's a picture of a very happy Derek Upham from Idaho. he came up to hunt with us and had never shot a long range rifle before. I showed him a bit of shooting on a sandstone cliff at 997 yards and he decided he wanted to try my rifle on a deer if he got a chance. we spotted this buck at 1580 yards but thought it best to get the distance cut in half for his first long shot. at 638 we set up the sandbags and got him settled in behind the model 70 .264, the deer was bedded facing uphill and away so I had him hold at the base of the neck and at the shot the buck dropped his head and never even twitched. it would have been a great one to have on film.[​IMG]
     
  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    638 yards and first time shooting a longrange rifle. I'd say pretty impressive and something to be quite proud. Congratulations to your friend and job well done on your part as coach.:)
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I remember at least one outfitter I used years ago who was long range UN-friendly. Glad to see you embracing it, Bud.
     
  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Congrats all the way!!!

    Thanks for sharing. Nice shot and deer.
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    WTG and thanks for sharing!