My Big one.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 308 nate, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    I just thought Id'e share some pix of the buck I took on opening day.
    I realize it probably wouldn't be considered long range.I took him at 200 yds. And He went down without taking a step.
    This is the biggest buck I have ever shot.
    So naturally I was/am excited! He has a 21" spread and the main beams are 25" long!
    with the longest spike being 10" long! [​IMG]
    I used my .308 with a 168gr.nosler combined technology.
    The .308 is a remingtom 700 action,sleeved bolt,tactical bolt handle,McMillan stock,pillar bedded with teflon coated barrel and action. all the work was done by myself. This gun was my guinea pig when I first started gunsmithing.And whenever I want to try something new I do it to this one first.The gun shoots very well and was prepared to take a 500yd. shot.
    the dear was shot in the hills of North Dakota about 15 miles from my home.Pictures were taken at my home because I didn't take a camera with me.
    enjoy the pix. [​IMG]


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  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Nice!
     

  3. Longreach

    Longreach Active Member

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    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful buck. Way to go!

    VH
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  6. RBrowning

    RBrowning Well-Known Member

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    You sure don't see one like that every day! Congratulations.
     
  7. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice deer by any standards! [​IMG]
     
  8. Reloader

    Reloader Well-Known Member

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    Great Buck!

    Congratulations!

    Reloader
     
  9. georges3

    georges3 Active Member

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    Congrats!!!!!Doggone good one!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ---George
     
  10. rost495

    rost495 Well-Known Member

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    Nice deer. Shame the cape is ruined. Would have made a super mount.
     
  11. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the compliments!
    Yes, it is a shame the cape is ruined. I had a split second to take the shot And took a neck shot because of his position and I decided I would like to spend the money on more guns instead of having a head mount.(plus I won't have the wall space until I finish building my house) of course I will mount the rack. And in the future I can always use the cape from another deer.
    308nate
     
  12. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done!!...sakofan.. [​IMG]