My first mid range kill

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Fla shooter, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Fla shooter

    Fla shooter Well-Known Member

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    500yds dropped in his tracks
     

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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    From the pix and description, I cannot tell if per title a road kill or not? :D:D:D:D:D
     

  3. Fla shooter

    Fla shooter Well-Known Member

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    No road kill lol
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I knew that, just hoping you'll elaborate. :)
     
  5. Fla shooter

    Fla shooter Well-Known Member

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    Public land . Not very much long range opportunities here but farm fields an power lines . I was on a powerline with only a 20 ft window to catch one crossing I had pre ranged three spots 258 , 550, 675 no time to verify with range finder. held high on my 500 yd crosshair Told myself squeeze n watched him drop in his tracks . Low budget build rem action hart barrel 4.5 x 14 leupold vxl3 7mm 180 target Bergers 69.5 retumbo .
     

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  6. Fla shooter

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    Round 2
     

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  7. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Good shootin.

    FWIW, in my book 500 is long range, give yourself a pat.
    Anything beyond 1/4 mile is LR, anything beyond 1/2 mile is ELR, LOL:)

    Sounds like the way I hunt coyotes. I range spots ahead of time (cause once they're coming to the call they don't usually allow the time/movement of ranging again) and attempt to remember the landmarks and distances. Holdover reticles work great for this kind of hunting. Great fun.

    Congratulations!
     
  8. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Great shot and great deer !

    I'm over in Ft.Walton Beach and you are right -very little LR shooting around these parts -and on public land =wow..
    Care to annouce on the internet exactly where your spot is -i'll only hunt it on the weekends! LAF !

    Nice rifle too.
    Mike
     
  9. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. Almost a keyhole shot at that range which ups the difficulty factor quite a bit.

    Well done.