Fed the beast

Discussion in '7mm STW' started by Lefty7mmstw, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I fed my stw this morning. Shot it from around 480 yards through the back of the neck trotting away with a bit of a crosswind.

    140 accubond pushed with 82 rl25 lit by a 215 in rem brass.

    Oh, and it was a two hour drag out on duck taped boots because the soles came loose when my brother and I split up and ran him down.
     
  2. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    Awesome buck and great shooting Lefty!
     

  3. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, good shot...gun)
     
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    another pic with the rifle..... caught me talking on this one, dang it...

    I actually got him on the third shot, as the first shot found brush as he was trotting through it; he changed direction as the second shot was sent causing the pill to find a tree. He cleared the brush and slowed a bit as I sent the third shot. I actually thought it might have been a texas heart shot until I got up on him and saw the neck hit.

    P.o.a. was off body around ten inches above the ears and doping slightly for the wind with constant follow-through.
     
  5. WildRose

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    Nice job. That looks like a heck of a rack for a ND buck. I've seen huge bodied deer up there but usually more of a basket rack.

    Great job of sticking to it and working through it on the shooting as well.

    Being a Texan we learn to look ahead along the path game is traveling and try to time the shot so bullet and beast arrive at that clear spot at the same time but that takes lots and lots of practice and a wide field of view.

    Great job again and congrats.
     
  6. NW Hunter

    NW Hunter Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a hunt you will look back on for years to come. It is really fun to reach out and touch something.

    Nice shot!
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

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    Good deer for N.D. for sure. I typically get a smallish racked 4 by or 5 by that'll barely make 100 points if you are lucky. Odd thing is when we got settled down we realized my Pops killed a deer (similar size) in the same draw a couple of years ago with his stw.
     
  8. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Heck yeah! My phone battery crapped, my boots crapped, but we watched the signs and I harvested a pretty decent buck.
    Quite a few people chipped in on this rifle getting it shooting; my brother gave my rings and bases (when the other ones were proven bad), my pops helped me pillar bed the stock/ action, and quite a few guys here helped with ideas on getting the rifle working and stable so I had enough confidence to field it hunting. Thanks to all, as it worked damn well!
     
  9. WildRose

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    That's pretty neat especially since your deer is almost certainly a direct descendant of his if the racks are that similar.

    When you get yours mounted you should set up a nice picture with both you and dad standing behind them with the twin STW's.
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Nice buck Lefty. That one would definitely go on the wall.
     
  11. Lefty7mmstw

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    yep it will.... not sure if I'm doing a full head mount or just the antlers though. I'm afraid I could use the $$ elsewhere that the head mount would cost so it may just be an antler mount.
     
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    Figured I'd toss a up pic of the blown to heck boots too!!! I sent the manufacturer a facebook message tonight about the issue. They are older boots but only have a couple of weeks total use on them as I have three pair. I won't say the brand on the forum at present.
     
  13. MudRunner2005

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    Do you see bucks like that all rhe time? If not, I'd go ahead and go with the full head mount. They'll last near forever inside a house.