6br antelope kill

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by goodgrouper, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Well, I know it isn't really long range but considering a 25-30 mph wind, it ain't too bad.

    The antelope in Wyoming this weekend were the spookiest I have ever seen them. They would only give you one shot and very rarely got closer than a quarter mile.

    I was really hoping for a 800 yard kill and actually got to shoot at one that far but mis-read the wind and shot a few inches in front of her chest. So the next doe that presented herself was at 460 and I dialed 3.5 minutes into the scope for windage and 6 minutes in for drop and let her have it.

    The Berger 95 VLD performed like a champ completely severing her leg bone and smashing through 4 ribs then going through the lungs to exit on the far side!

    After driving around all day, I only shot two shots but I guess that's big game hunting!

    Anyway, here she is:
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    And here's what a 6mm 95 grain vld at 3075 does to a few ribs:
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  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Nice kill GG, thats some wind for the br.

    WOW, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif that must be some camera your using you still need ear muffs from the shutter click. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

  3. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    you still need ear muffs from the shutter click.

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    Yeah, right.
    Actually, I left them on all day to keep my ears from freezing! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    GG, was it that cold or wind chill? It's been in the high 80's all weekend here. I wouldn't have guessed it was that cold there yet.
     
  5. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    It only made it into the low 60's for about an hour and the rest of the time it was low 50's with 30 mph wind chill!
     
  6. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Great shot GG. How cold was it? I'll be hunting in Casper this friday and am expecting t-shirt weather. How cold is it first thing in the morning anyway?

    Ear muffs ?????????????? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    VH
     
  7. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Well, in the morning before the wind kicked in it was long sleeve shirt weather. After the wind it was coat weather.
    Ear muffs help for sure. In Wildoming, the wind only stops to change directions and you have to park your truck into the wind so it doesn't rip your doors off when you get out.

    Bring a windbreaker, a coat, and a t-shirt for Wildoming hunting in September!
     
  8. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    Most people don't give little guns the respect they deserve on deer sized game. It amazing how capable hot 22 caliber with heavy bullets and 6 mms are on deer sized game uder 700 yards. I have had more fun hunting deer with fast twist 22 cals than anything. Good shooting Nice Antelope
     
  9. Bob S.

    Bob S. Well-Known Member

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    When I was a youngun my dad hunted antelope out of rawlings. I commented to the rancher that the wind sure blows here. He said well sheet son there aint nothin but the barbed wire to stop it. He was right! Doesn't take much wind to turn things cold. Nice kill no matter what the circumstances were. spooky lopes are hard to hunt add the wind and its near impossible. Thats the thrill of lope hunting tho.
     
  10. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya Reed.
    That was the whole reason why I took the 6br improved. I wanted to show how effective this little round is and how versatile it is. Considering it has been shot at rockchucks around 1500 yards and can kill long range big game, it is amazing a case that only burns 3 grains more powder than my 223 can do all that.

    Kinda makes me wonder how many antelope have ever been taken with the 6br. I would bet a scarce few!
     
  11. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    gg,
    Congratulations!
    How do you like those ear muffs?
    Are they the electronic king that you can hear without
    taking them off? Tell us what brand. Thanks.
    An antelope is indeed a small target at that range. Good shot!
     
  12. Buffalobob

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    Is that a Buck Folding Hunter?

    I am surprised the bullet exited. I did not think they had enough jacket to make it through even the leg bone much less a bunch of ribs.
     
  13. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    Let's put it this way, I don't shoot rifles, pistols, or shotguns without them!

    They are electronic and they shut off under certain decibal levels and amplify everything else.

    They are made by Peltor and are the Tac-6 model. Very good company and excellent customer service! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  14. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    The knife is a Kershaw Wildcat Ridge from about 12 years ago.


    Those Bergers really do well on antelope, but I think I will stick to Accubonds for Elk! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif