Film: Deer with 6.5mm Amax

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  1. Roe

    Roe Well-Known Member

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    A short film from a recent hunt. Was an unusual long wait for this one; could not get a positive ID on gender. In retrospect, I should have reviewed the 140x digital zoom camera...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ekcJIp5sM]Longrange blog 84: A long wait - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot. How far? What cartridge 6.5 are you shooting? What's the dogs name and breed? Thank you for sharing.
     

  3. Roe

    Roe Well-Known Member

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    Glad you liked it.

    The dog is named Thyr and he's a german wirehaired pointer. He is one of those truly excellent deer dogs. Range was 360'ish meters (400 yds appr).
     
  4. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

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    Roe,
    Cool video thanks for taking time to film and post. What country are in? That's cool that you can take your dog with you. It would be fun to have dog for company and use for finding game. I think my #100 Chesapeake bay retriever could retrieve them deer:D. What do they weigh?

    Gene
     
  5. Roe

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    I think a chessie would be able to retrieve it - they have both the instinct and muscle. Certainly they get a good shake when Thyr lifts them. The roedeer weigh about 30-40 pounds here.
     
  6. johnnyk

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    Thanks for that little adventure Roe. Love setting up like that waiting on a deer, having a hunting partner like Thyr along just makes it better.

    The 6.5 A-Max is definately a show stopper. I shot the 140gn in my 6.5-284 Norma this past year and success rate was 100%. All dropped in their tracks. My shots were 450yds or less, high shoulder or double lung with the exception of one head shot.

    Give us some details about your shooting rig.

    JohnnyK.
     
  7. Roe

    Roe Well-Known Member

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    The shooting rig is all factory:

    Blaser R93 rifle
    6,5x284 barrel cut to 20"
    limbsaver recoil pad
    Atec CTM 4 suppressor
    Vektor bipod pin
    RPS bipod
    Blaser saddle mount, custom 20 MOA tilt
    S&B PMII 4-16x50 P4Fine scope

    The Amax does incredibly well on deer. If they ever run, I am so surprised I start to think I've botched the shot somehow. There's just no way I'll look for another bullet, it is just incredibly effective.

    Yes, the dog-work is what makes this cull shooting worth it for me. it is an "experience-magnifyer" to have a dog along.
     
  8. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Nice stuff!
    140 grain A-Max or the 123 grain?
     
  9. Roe

    Roe Well-Known Member

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    I use the 140gr Amax, the prohunter on the property uses the 123gr Amax. The 123gr seems a bit more aggressive in terms of making holes, but I like the way the 140gr knocks on the shoulder at longer ranges.

    Both bullets seems to drop them very fast, we have more than a thousand between us now (he the majority for sure)
     
  10. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    It's nice to have a good supply of your favorite bullets in this day and age.
    Nice Shooting!
     
  11. Roe

    Roe Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I see how I mispelled that (english is not my native language)...
    Thousand deer shot with the Amax was what I was trying to say. But I have Amax by the thousands as well, just never know when supply runs out these days so I buy as much as possible. Was lucky enough to get powder again today, supply isn't the best these days...
     
  12. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Even more COOL:D
     
  13. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I would say a thousand kills is a pretty dang good test !! How did the 140's do overall up close if you have some closer range kills?
     
  14. shorty

    shorty Well-Known Member

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    Very nice video! Thanks for sharing it. I've got A GWP as well,she's our second, scary smart. She's figured out what the gearshift in my Pickup is for,consequently I don't leave the key's in it anymore.
    I've got a VZ24 Mauser that I've been trying to figure out what to do with, your post made things easier, Thanks