"GIVIN' IT TO THE GOAT- 338 EDGE STYLE 692 yards"

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  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    For my weekend "look" I decided to walk into an area that I hadn't hunted for about 12 months.
    I really didn't have any expectations but knew this spot had some real "long range potential"

    So down the steep spur I walked to get into the river canyon, found my perch and broke out the gear. Conditions were

    655 ft
    62 temp
    29.33 B.P
    61% R H
    COS .98 downhill


    Things were starting to get late when I caught csome movement in the Leicas and saw a large hind being followed by a huge bodied stag. Great.... things were gonna happen !

    They were about 800 away but in a nasty spot to shoot, with very little clear ground to spot the shot. So I waited and got the DVD camera out and let it roll. The deer was making his way in the general direction of a small clearing and I hoped he would present. Well he did !!

    Ranged him at 692 yards and waited...

    With camera zoomed at 30X and a solid rest I dialled in the dope 12.75 up and .5 left for the small drift up the canyon.

    I light the reticle up and hold dead on ..... Booooooom ! Whoooosh WHACK !!!!

    The deer is perfect broadside feeding to the left and the round hits perfect behind the front leg. He then leaps about 4 ft in the air and charges off along the slope. I recover enough to track him through the scope and he stops then starts sticking it in reverse. Looking good... Down he goes !

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    I watch him for 10 min and realise he isn't going anywhere. With darkness all but on me I elect to come back in the AM and do the business.

    Here's what I had .. A giant old deer with 20" bent horns, perfectly even on both sides. A good one to get for sure.
     
  2. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Nice work! Thanks for sharing the story and pics.
     

  3. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot DUH,

    That rat sure needed to be taken out of the Sambar population, well done.

    I just got back from a week long Goat cull up in NSW. Shot 99 with two noteable long shots. One at 495m with my 338WM and one at 650m with my 25-06. Sure is a lot of fun this long range shooting.
     
  4. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Mate nice shot any more notches in that edge you'll cut her in half:D.

    Mates dad got a real heavy and well pearled stag on saturday around the 28' mark.

    I got another guy to cull to does for meat and to reduce numbers on the fallow property. His first 2 deer he was stoked.
     
  5. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thats a couple of great shots mate. 650 with a 25...F**k me !!

    How this stag got around with his antlers digging into his shoulders is beyond me ?

    DUH
     
  6. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    No danger of that mate... It's made of glass !!

    DUH
     
  7. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice going!
     
  8. jimbojeweller

    jimbojeweller Well-Known Member

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    Once again i find myself having to congratulate you on a successful hunt :rolleyes:
    I gotta get my rifles finished and get out more :D

    Well done mate good to get those manky antlered stags out of the population..
     
  9. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot! Those sambar sure are big animals.
    I have seen quite a few photos of sambar with malformed antlers, do you think that as a species they seem to have a higher incidence of malformed antlers than others?

    Stu
     
  10. gun_rat82

    gun_rat82 Well-Known Member

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    great shot man!
    what are the specs on that edge cannon of yours?
    cheers!
     
  11. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Another great adventure down under! Thanks for sharing DUH!
     
  12. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Kiwi,

    I'm not sure mate. I know that there is always alot of junk deer between every big one that comes along though !

    DUH
     
  13. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    My rifle is what Shawn Carlock calls a Light Canyon Rifle.

    All the specs are under Gun Pics in the first couple of pages.

    Thanks for your kind words.

    Cheers

    DUH
     
  14. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice!! Great Shooting.