Had An Awesome Day

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by barnesuser28, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Well, youth deer season started friday at noon. Doublezranch (Jayson), his Father Derald, and his son Zayne, drove down from the east end of the state and we met up. Zayne got his doe at 250 yards prone from a bipod with his weatherby 7mm-08 shooting the 140 grain Barnes TTSX on friday night.

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    The next morning, we woke up bright and early and walked in to where we would have a good view of a field with some sunflowers. We werent there for 5 minutes and two does and a fawn came out. My little brother Colin got set up behind my 284 win, and i dialed the scope and wind. She was 560 yards out, with a 6 mph wind from 5 o clock. She turned and quartered too us, the shot rang out and she went 3 feet, straight down. :) The 162 amax hit going 2128 fps, in the neck and exited the offside shoulder with a 1 1/2" exit, with the jacket sitting nicely in it. So we gutted her and took her back to the house to debone her.

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    After that, we headed home to take a nap :rolleyes:, when Jayson called us and said he found a mule deer buck for me. So we hopped in the truck and hauled rear. We got to him and saw the 3x4 standing on a rock ledge, at 519 yards in a 20 mph wind coming from 3 o'clock...... Soooo, i got set up with my 284 win :D , and got everything dialed. He was quartering to me a bit. I shot and the buck's back end dropped and he started to tumble down the hill. I wasn't pleased with the placement, but the shot was about 8" back and angled through about 10" of spine (taking out all the veins, backstraps and tenderloins :rolleyes:) and exited next to the butt hole. The buck was dragging itself with its front legs down the hill, i shot three two more times while he was running/tumbling but none of them connected, but he eventually stop and took his last breath. He expired in about 30 seconds from when i shot him, so it was a fairly quick kill.
    I am really liking the performance of these 162 amaxs.

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    All in all, we had a great time, and made some new life long friends, we are going to team up and knock down some goats in Wyoming in October. Im looking forward to it.

    P.S. Sorry for the pics being so small.
     
  2. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    What a day!! Riley made a wonderful shot. Wind was blowing like crazy. After Riley shot the deer, 8 bucks ran off the butte. It was unbelievable. I woundn't have traded it for anything. Now, the bar is set for goat season. 500+ is the bar. I can't wait!!!
     

  3. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again Jayson, we had a blast. Bet still on for longest kill on antelope? :D
     
  4. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Longest kill....hmmmm.....let's say 700.
     
  5. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I think one of us will have one around 850 yards..
     
  6. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Ok. That's too far for Riley. 600?
     
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    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    He snuck a post on there!! 850 it is
     
  8. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Its on. :)
     
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    NOOOOOOO, not the tenderloins :D Good job guys, looks like you both are getting the hang of it, can't wait to see more from you young guys gun)
     
  10. HARPERC

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    That's a lot of wind to shoot in. They don't all crumple and go quietly. It happens. keep shooting until their done is all you can do. Good luck in October both of you.
     
  11. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Great story, when I was your age I would have shot again as well. In fact the first deer I ever got looked like swiss cheese when we skinned it out.
     
  12. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, it was a blast and i am very happy with my buck. Rhian, we were able to save about half of one backstrap and the full one of another, but its all going to be ground up anyway. We will use the antelope and elk for steaks.
     
  13. branwill25

    branwill25 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Riley, good job on the buck. Too bad about the backstrap and tenderloins but oh well, that is life. Jayson told me to check this out and I wanted to say good job. I am going out after antelope on Wednesday with my daughter. We both drew here in Idaho. I will post results. Take care.

    Brandon
     
  14. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    Riley, great buck. Looks like a good time!! Jayson also told me to come check this out sounds like you two have quite the competition going!!gun)

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing all about elk season!

    Take care, Eric