Annual Long Range PA Doe Hunt

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Hunter15, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Hunter15

    Hunter15 Active Member

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    Every year (when the deer population allows) my friends and I attempt to eliminate a number of does off of my 120 acre farm on the last day of our PA rifle season. We do this in hopes of lowering the high doe population in my area. My goal is to skew the buck to doe ratio a little closer to my desired numbers and on top of it all this traditional day is extremely fun and action packed. This was the first year we decided to do it with our longrange rigs and I was very impressed with our results! I will list the shots below which all resulted in a dead a recovered doe on video! My friend is compiling this footage and much more in hopes of putting together a long range dvd. So I'm sorry but I can't post any videos just yet.

    1. 690 yds with a custom built .338 Lapua Ackley
    2. 875 yds with a bone stock savage .338 Lapua model 110 FCP HS Precision
    3. 725 yds with a custom built .280 Ackley
    4. 730 yds with a custom built 50 BMG
    5. 735 yds with aforementioned custom .338 Lapua Ackely
    6. 725 yds with aforementioned custom .338 Lapua Ackley
    7. 680 yds with aforementioned savage

    There were six guys hunting and the savage owner shot one in the morning and one in the afternoon. So in a recap that is a total yardage of 5,160 yds and an average shot of 737 yds. We took shelter from the rain under an EZ up tent and simply shot from under it. The deer didn't have a clue we were there!
     
  2. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Where in PA are you located?
     

  3. Hunter15

    Hunter15 Active Member

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    I am in the south west corner of PA. Greene county to be more precise.
     
  4. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Thats pretty awesome! not to far from were I live too :)
     
  5. liltank

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    I'm curious as to what a 50BMG does to deer? Good shooting by the way. I killed a wounded doe on the last day. Shot her on the run.
     
  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    I am with liltank, I gotta know more info on the wound channel of the 5o BMG kill . If there was any deer left to look at?:D Awesome!
     
  7. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    50 bmg any pics
     
  8. Hunter15

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    I don't currently have any pics of the deer hit by the 50 or pics of the gun itself. I can get pics of the gun but as far as the deer all we have is the long range video. The impact whipped the deer's head back so violently that it head literally touched its shoulders. The 800 grain bullet is still carying so much energy that it has no chance to expand. So the impact of the shot is awesome but there is little more than two 50 caliber holes in the deer as a result. Obviously we weren't concerned about tracking. I dont know of any whitetail that could withstand that energy and not drop in its tracks.
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Would be interested in the video for sure!:D
     
  10. No Fear in Accuracy

    No Fear in Accuracy Well-Known Member

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    Did all rifles get one shot kill? or a few misses?
     
  11. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Do you know what bullets were used out of each gun?
     
  12. long450

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    Sounds like a lot of fun in spite of the rain. I can see a bunch of guys sitting in the E-Z up sipping coffee and spotting for the shooter!
     
  13. Hunter15

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    To answer a few questions, there were a couple of missed shots which resulted in a called adjustment from the spotters and a dead deer the second shot. The bullets being shot were the following...the savage .338 Lapua was using a 250gr match king. The custom .338 Lapuas were using Berger's 300gr hypbrid OTM, and the .280 Ackley was shooting a 168gr Berger Hunting VLD. As for sitting around sipping coffee under the E-Z up thats exactly how it was, with the addition of tacos for lunch! It was a very entertaining day, and I'm sure we looked like a pumkin patch sitting on the top of that hill!
     
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