DE 338 EDGE @ 550 yards.. Smack ! Oooouch !

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  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    The hunting year in Aus has just about wrapped up, but I have been working a local group of sambar for the last 5 weeks.. Tonite it came together.

    Sneaking into position at 7 pm things had been quiet until just after 8 when a hind walked into view from behind me. Scanning back , I couldn't see anything else following so I kept looking.

    Ten minutes later I saw all tha kangaroos put their heads up and a chorus of crows start up. Looking back I saw something amazing.. This mature stag trotting down the hill with 4 crows harassing him. The stag was swinging his antlers at the birds and bristled up.. Obviously annoyed..

    Down the hill he came at a fast walk so I dialled in the conditions.

    28.66 BP
    77 deg
    67 % RH

    .98 downhill COS

    Up 9.25 minutes with no wind I settled in and waited another 7- 8 minutes for the deer to get broadside. With little light left he came broadside.. Then I said quietly " Send It " ! ( very SC like !!) Boooom whoooosh ! SMACK !!! Perfect right on the point of the shoulder and he goes down like a lightening bolt !!

    Very happy indeed !

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    [A nice solid head with massive bases.

    The 300 SMK just smashed through the shoulder blades throwing bones and creating a huge wound channel typical of what I have seen on past kills. The bullet was under the skin on the offside shoulder.


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    A massive long deer indeed .

    What I had was a huge Sambar stag with a heavy 26 " head with great bases and mass.

    A very nice way to finish the year.

    Go the EDGE !

    DUH
     
  2. grinnergetter

    grinnergetter Well-Known Member

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    Them critters are pretty big. Nice shot
     

  3. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats DUH! That's a great wrap up to your season. So what's the deal with kangaroos? Do you guys shoot them? I can't recall having seen any threads about roo shoots?

    Cheers, & congrats again!
     
  4. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    DUH,
    Congratulations. Nice buck, boy they are big!!!
    We can see you are enjoying your 338 Edge a lot. Great story, good to know you end up your season so good.
    Enjoyed reading.
    +1 with Slopeshunter questions: do you guys shoot kangaroos?
     
  5. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Awesome looking Edge and nice shot. I've never even heard of a Sambar, what do you suppose that thing weighed?
     
  6. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    Well done mate!
     
  7. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Mate he looks good . Got any photos of the exit wound?
     
  8. Shawn Carlock

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    Very nice. After the shots you have made 550 almost seems like cheating:).
     
  9. Capt Academy

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    Great Shooting!
     
  10. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    SC,

    600 lbs at 550 looks fairly achievable at 22 x !

    DUH
     
  11. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    We sure do !! Only on Govt permit .

    I should do a LR Roo DVD hey !

    DUH
     
  12. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I'd say around 600 lb ? Believe it or not he was a little light in condition for a big stag in the spring. They sure can take a well placed bullet... shake their head and walk it off !

    Their shoulders are made of kevlar !

    DUH
     
  13. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Didn't exit JAWZ. The wound channel was very impressive.. similar to some pics I have posted before. Very gory indeed !

    DUH