First long range ground Hog

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by SavageShtr, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

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    I Finally got my first long range kill with my Savage 300wsm at 839 yards. I just thought I would share my succes with you all. I have learned a lot from you all over the past couple of years.
     

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  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Impressive.
     

  3. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Way to go!!! Congrats!
     
  4. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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    Is that the hit? Expected a little more turmoil than that. Nice shot!
     
  5. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

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    Yes that is the entrance wound. I was kind of disappointed with the expansion of the bullet myself. The bullet pretty much penciled through. The bullet entered the neck and exited behind the opposite shoulder. I was using Nosler 175gr custom comp's at 3100 fps muzzle. At that distance it was traveling at around 1700 fps and had around 1222 ft-lbs. My only guess is that it didn't hit anything solid enough to expand.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Not surprising the bullet penciled through. A custom comp bullet is not an expanding bullet.

    Nice shot. Your shot is 29 yards longer than my record.
     
  7. bigbrother

    bigbrother Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot! Congrats!
     
  8. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    He's a cute little guy isn't he. Nice shot.
     
  9. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    Congrats.....Good Shooting.
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    It's about time you hit something long range!!!!!:D Thanks to your barrel... then my barrel.... then your barrel, my head spacing, and muzzle break! LOL!!!! Way to go Joe!!! YOU SUCK! Longer than my longest kill as you know.... of course!

    Tank
     
  11. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    That's some good shootin!gun)
     
  12. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting, by the way how big are those groundhogs? We don't have those down here.
     
  13. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

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    They aren’t very big at all!! They are only about 12”-15” high X 5”-6” wide when standing on their back legs. They make an even smaller target when on all fours crawling across the ground. I shot this one on all fours eating some grass. I really like long range hunting a lot better than I do the spot and stock way. I don’t kill as many this way yet but I’m working on it. Thanks everyone for your compliments on the shot, I was very excited when I hit it. Too bad I didn’t have anyone there with me at the time I shot it to share it with.
     
  14. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the 1st hog blood gun)