My longest Coues buck!

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  1. firstcoueswas80

    firstcoueswas80 Well-Known Member

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    Arizona Coues deer. 571 yards. .257 Wby "El Chupacabra". 115 Berger on top of H1000 ran to 3230 FPS. Berger worked AWESOME! No exit, but inside was jello.
    Got this buck on the first shot. He ran a total of 13 yards and stood hunched up by a tree. I shot two more times trying to plant him. He ended up laying down and dying in his bed!
    Here is the shot:
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    Here is the buck!

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  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Nicely done. Surprised the berger didn't exit. Any thoughts on why it didn't?

    Stu.
     

  3. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    thats great! way to put em down!! great looking buck!
     
  4. firstcoueswas80

    firstcoueswas80 Well-Known Member

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    Well, from my understanding, the Bergers are designed to not exit. Basically, this one did like it is "supposed to". It went in, right between two ribs and turned the insides, out! There was shrapnel everywhere, and the buck only went 13 yards and laid down and died. He didn't drip a drop of blood from where I shot him to where he died, it was all on the insides.
     
  5. TCKev

    TCKev Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Coues!!
     
  6. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Nice buck and shooting that is. I am also a big coues fan. I bowhunt them anually. I also have 8 bonus points for deer so I should be rifle hunting soon. Holding out for a late hunt.

    Congrats!
     
  7. firstcoueswas80

    firstcoueswas80 Well-Known Member

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    What unit do you usually hunt for coues? This buck came from 36b.
     
  8. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    22n/s
     
  9. nwcook

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    How bad was the meat detroyed? Did you waste a lot of shoulder meat? That would be my only concern about the Berger bullet and no exit hole.
     
  10. firstcoueswas80

    firstcoueswas80 Well-Known Member

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    The meat was in perfect shape. The only area that I cut away was the entrance hole, where I cut away 2-3" inches of meat between the ribs. It looked like the Berger did exactly what it is supposed to.. Penetrate 2-3 inches and EXPLODE! There was no evidence of the bullet even getting close to the off side.
     
  11. gamehauler

    gamehauler Well-Known Member

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    My back,and front yard.
    I live in Payson.

    Casey your Deer looks very content in that first picture.

    These Guys may enjoy hearing about last year Buck:D

    Mike:rolleyes:
     
  12. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    great shooting. what gun and scope ?
     
  13. firstcoueswas80

    firstcoueswas80 Well-Known Member

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    The gun is a remington 700 custom job. Action trued, etc. 25 1/4" Shilen #2 1/10" barrel, Bell and Carlson stock.

    Scope is a 4.5-14x44 Zeiss with turrets installed in Talley one piece LW rings/bases
     
  14. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I used to live in Payson. In fact I was born there. Actually I was born at Luke AFB but we lived in payson when I was born. I lived there again for a while in my early twenties. My cousin Rex still lives there. I stay with him when I bowhunt deer there.