My longest kill so far.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Parkerb14, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    It's only 540 yds, not long to some but I am new to the game and have been practicing a lot. Well today my practice finally paid off. I decided to go coyote hunting with a buddy. Started out with 4 howls to peak the intrest, glassing I found one that popped up at 540 yds. So I get everything set up, the gun is steady, and trigger pull too light. I barely touched it and went off (guess it was the excitement that got to me). I thought I had blew it as the dog ran off, but I immediatley put the foxpro one coyote pup dist. and about 2 min later there was another dog standing in the same spot. This time I made sure I kept the safety on till I was absolutely ready. Ranged againg with the Leicas to verify. 540 on the dot. Dialed up 8.5 MOA, checked the wind slight breeze from left to right hardly noticeable. Put the cross hairs right on the brisket (he was facing me) and aimed at his right side and squeezed the trigger. Got the scope back on him just in time to see it hit. The his was a little lower that I wanted, and the wind took it a little more that I had anticipated. But all in all it was a good day. The third dog we called in was being chased by a doe over the hill so we didn't get him. I assume she had a little one near by.

    Gear:
    Remington 700 VSSF .22-250, stock except Timney trigger.
    Leica 900
    Nikon Monarch UCC 5.5-16.5x44
    52 gr. AMAX behing 33.5 gr H4895
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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats, that's a small target!
     

  3. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Yep thats a good shot with a 22-250, light bullet and coyote facing ya. Heck thats over a 2 dot holdover for those of us that figure it that way!!
     
  4. land308

    land308 Well-Known Member

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    nice shot. A coyote at 540 is a long shot in my book. I have a 243 I hope to stretch the legs on this winter. I doubt I will get out that far but 450 is a nice goal for me.
     
  5. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Parkerb14,
    Great shot! We all know there has been much longer shots, but a coyote at 540 yards it's a long ways! If I take my rangefinder and find a bush at 540 yds and then I imagine a coyote.... You should be proud, good shooting!
     
  6. mikenc

    mikenc Well-Known Member

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    Great shot Parker. Until a month ago my long shot was 340 yards on a coyote with a 223 wssm. About a month ago I was invited to join Dwayne Wessinger(from Buck and Boar in S.C.) and Bob Hart (of Robert W. Hart & Son, Inc in Nescopeck, Pa.) to shoot nuissance permits on whitetails in western New York state. What a thrill to join those guys and a few more of their friends.

    I connected on my first really long range shot. I harvasted a whitetail doe at 678 yards with 1 shot from a 30 Hart that Bob had built for Johnny Heath. Johnny was kind enough to let me shoot his rifle and after ranging the distance and following Bob's instructions I connected. 1 shot, 1 kill, what a thrill for me.

    Having lost my left leg 23 years ago and having been diagnosed with brain cancer in 2001, It's nice to know there are still people who are willing to help others and there are still ways to enjoy hunting.
     
  7. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Parkerb14

    As stated already -a 22-250 w/a 52gr amax on a coyote at 540 is a great shot.

    I've killed a couple at 400 and and that is a small target .

    I have a 5.5x16.5 nikon also it has been one heck of a scope for $350.

    Mikenc ,you ever get out boise , idaho way i'd be glad to take you predator hunting -i don't do much of any game hunting.

    Congradulations on the 678yd whitetail shot !!
     
  8. Buffalobob

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    Bob Hart is a very nice guy. I stopped by Nescopeck on my way home from upstate New York to get some heavy sand. It was on a Monday during deer season and the shop was closed up and as I stood peering through the window a guy came accross the street and asked if there was something I wanted. It was Bob Hart and he opened up the shop and hunted around and got me the heavy sand and then locked the shop back up and I went my way and he went off deer hunting.
     
  9. mikenc

    mikenc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a million, Montana is as far west as I have been so far, and that was just a tourist trip. I would love to take you up on the offer someday. I just enjoy being outdoors and seeing new places and meeting new people. Idaho and Montana have just been a dream for a long time. I live in eastern N.C. where it's flat, so any opportunity to get out west and in the mountains is great. I'm as eager to shoot predators as I am to shoot big game. Predators are something I've not done alot off, but from my little experience it is aweful fun.

    Thanks a million for the offer and maybe someday I'll be able to take you up and go shoot some predators.
     
  10. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    10-4 Mike ---anytime !
     
  11. Mountainsheep

    Mountainsheep Well-Known Member

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    540 yds. on a poodle is a long shot & one to be very proud of. Congratulations!
     
  12. davidontheridge

    davidontheridge Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting, I got three weeks back one hundred yards or so it was after A calf in A friends pasture man my 25-06 with A hornady 75g.hp did A number on it,David
     
  13. captjordan

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    Mikenc and Ol Mike..........If you guys make this happen date-wise, I'll buy the airline ticket for you to get there and back. It would do me much good to know you are doing what you enjoy in spite of the hand you were dealt. Let me know if you need the ticket, and I'll pony up.......
    cheers,
    Jordan





     
  14. mikenc

    mikenc Well-Known Member

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    Jordan,

    Thank you, that would be awefully nice and I would love to take you up on your offer, maybe in the spring. I have been BLESSED with many hunts this fall so maybe in the spring. I would love to visit Idaho and I greatly appreciate the offer from ol mike and Jordan I greatly appreciate your offer of plane tickets, thank you very much. Maybe in the spring.
    What a schedule I have thanks to the folks at R.W. Hart and Joella Bates. I will be going to Maine to hunt black bears with Joella in September and possibly Missouri with Bob Hart and another friend in October then to North Dakota for pheasants and deer in November with someone else. I greatly appreciate all the invitations and I am glad to know there are still good, generous and kind people in this world.

    Thank you again for the offer of the plane ticket and thank you again ol mike for the invitation of the hunt. Maybe one day it will happen.