buck @ 406, doe @ 689

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by RDM416, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    Both deer were shot with a .338 Kahn built for me by Kirby Allen. McMillan A5 stock, Badger scope base, Night Force rings and NF NXS 5.5 to 22 X 56mm scope. I dialed in the drops for both shots

    The buck was taken in NE Missouri on a very windy day at 406 yards. The bullet used was a Barnes 210gr TSX. The deer was quartering to me at a steep angle. The bullet hit the forward shoulder and exited behind the offside shoulder. The deer did not take a step. I was shooting from an elevated box blind with a window ledge and birdseed bag for a rest. He scored 162 2/8 gross B&C.

    The doe was taken on my farm in Arkansas at 689 yards with the same rifle. The bullet used was a 250grn SMK. The shot was taken prone using a bipod and rear bag (birdseed). My buddy was 200 yards down range and off to one side of the doe in an elevated box blind with a video camera. The video of the bullet exiting the deer is pretty cool /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

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  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. Sounds and looks like you had a lot of fun. Good shooting as well. That 250g SMK sure did leave a nasty looking wound for being almost 700 yards away!!
     

  3. bailey1474

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    Very impressive buck. Kirby makes it seem very easy, doesn't he!!!
     
  4. Jimm

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    Daaaang !

    That is great ! congrats on all counts . Look me up should you want to hunt down this way .


    jim
     
  5. huntem

    huntem Well-Known Member

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    That is a dandy buck and nice shootin too! Big ol' congratulations are in order.
     
  6. Fiftydriver

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    RDM416,

    Congrats, Thats some fine shooting!!!

    Pretty damn nice buck as well /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
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    zupatun Well-Known Member

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    Any chance on seeing that video clip online?
     
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    RDM416:

    Great pics and sounds like you had some great hunts. That's a great looking buck and I really like that split G-2. That Kahn wasn't even breathing hard for those two deer.

    I second MattR's request. If there's any way to post the video, it would be great.
     
  9. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, it was definatly a good year for me and bad year for some whitetails! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I'll try to figure out a way to get the video available. If nothing else I should be able to make an avi clip and e-mail it to anyone who wants it.
     
  10. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    RDM416,

    Excellent shooting! Congrats on the shots and the very nice deer. I have one more request though.. Could you post a picture of the rifle? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Thanks and Congrats again
     
  11. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    Boman,

    Here is a pic of the rifle.

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    Boman Well-Known Member

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    RDM416,
    Damn that thing is sweet man. I'll have to go back and check out the specs again. Thanks man.
     
  13. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Ok RDM416, I need more specs /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif What barrel contour is that? How bout that muzzle break? The weight of the rifle as is? How do you like that Nightforce scope, which reticle did you go with? Lastly how bout the color mixture of that stock. Thanks man.. Damn I'm jealous!
     
  14. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    Boman,
    Here are the specs on the rifle, all that I can think of right now anyway!

    Barrel is 27" Lilja, honestly don't know the contour, it is a heavy benchrest barrel that Lilja just happend to have in stock when Kirby needed it to fix my rifle. It is deep fluted.

    The brake is a Holland QD. Best brake out there! My opinion of course, don't want to start a war here /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    The NF scope is great. It is my first NF but I am already making plans to replace the swaro's I have on other rifles with the NF. I love the dial elevation and windage, the optics are bright and clear. I used the NP R2 retical The scope is mounted with NF lightweight rings on a Badger 20moa cant picatinny rail. I also have an angle cosine indicator and bubble mounted on the rail (they did not show up well in the pic)

    The stock is a three color swirl of brown, green and black. I added the leather on the adjustable cheekpiece as the black foam that came on it was not very durable.

    As pictured the rifle weighs in at 18lbs 4oz. (unloaded, loaded add another pound or two /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif)

    It likes 250grn SMKs and 210grn Barnes TSXs. I get 1/4 to 3/8 groups with both at 100, 3 to 4" groups at 700yds. (that is as far as I have shot it). I have some 300grn and 350grn ULD RBBTs coming in from Wildcat bullets. Can't wait to see how they do /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif