First Long Range Kill

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by rscott5028, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    My 14yo son has shot numerous deer in the last 4 years. But, he got his first long range kill this morning.

    He shot a doe at 548 yards with a Sendero 7mm Rem Mag shooting 180gr Berger and 59.5gr of RL22.

    1 shot in the crease behind the shoulder. ...dead before she heard the shockwave.

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    ...actually, I shouldn't say 1 shot.

    He's practiced now for about 2 yrs since we first got a copy of the Shooting Beyond Belive DVD set.

    I have just over 1,000 rounds on 8 different rifles recorded for him in an Excel spreadsheet.

    I am very proud of him as any dad would be.

    Thanks for all the pointers!!!
    Richard
     
  2. Firecat

    Firecat Well-Known Member

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    Hey looks like those loads worked just great. That boy can shoot. Congrats. Hope there's more to come.

    Firecat
     

  3. Chadster73

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    Classic! That's the stuff that Life and America is really all about!!! God Bless you guys!
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Firecat - I was very impressed with the terminal performance of the 180g Berger. Even at a very moderate 2606fps mv, there was a pinhole going in and a gapping 3" hole with what was left of the lungs sucked out like a vaccuum on exit.

    Chadster73 - You got that right! Too many kids nowadays think food originates at either the grocery store or the drive thru window. He gutted, skinned, and quartered this one himself with a little help from dad.

    Thanks!!!
     
  5. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to congratulate "dad" you're obviously a very conscientious father and doing a great job. we need more like you in this country.
     
  6. ReachnOut

    ReachnOut Well-Known Member

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    I've got to congratulate DAD also for the time, effort and care helping the young man develop his abilities. Always impressive to see a youngster put in the time and effort to reach the level your son has. I can tell by the smile in the picture that he has a memory with his "hunting partner" that will not fade.
     
  7. RangerEd

    RangerEd Active Member

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    Congratulations. Great accomplishment for you both!
     
  8. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    Congrates to your son on a fine shot.:cool: I'll bet he's the cock of the walk at school now. I've never regreted taking my kids out hunting. Now I've got a best friend to hunt with forever.

    Now you need to build him his own longrange .308 or something similar with just his name on it. gun)
     
  9. efw

    efw Well-Known Member

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    That is AWESOME! Good job training the boy... please pass along another "congrats!"
     
  10. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Well done! You must be a proud papa. Sounds like he was well prepared for that one shot.
     
  11. chase

    chase Active Member

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    priceless
     
  12. Bert

    Bert Member

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    awesome that's great inspiration for me .what kind of scope is on that gun and did he dial it up or hold over and what did he use for a rest ? Good job dad !!!!
     
  13. captainemil

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    Way to go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!