Nj longshot

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by BARatdistance, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. BARatdistance

    BARatdistance Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Hello all, I am new to the forum and wanted to tell about a far shot I had.....for New Jersey......I was blackpowder hunting on the railroad tracks and saw a deer pretty far away. I pointed my CVA Optima topped with a Leupold VXII, 300 grain Hornady SST and 100 grain 777, aiming at the neck area freehand position. I shot and and heard an echo then a thump a couple seconds later. I walked down there and found a 7 pt buck lying dead on the middle of the tracks with the bullet right behind his ear. My uncle and I came back with a laser rangefinder and marked it off to 243 yards. For where we hunt in the thick brush, I was impressed with my own shot, not that the bullets were capable of the trajectory, but the energy was high enough to zip right through his head that far. Talk about restoring your confidence.......
  2. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    that is a fine shot with any rifle from the offhand position.
    i have only 1 bit of advise. RETIRE NOW
    rest on your laurels, dont be offering to show your friends how you did it.
    after watching, they wont believe you did it the first time.

  3. 1357MAG

    1357MAG Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Nice shooting!
    My brother has the same rifle. He shot a coyote at around 130 yards, and a deer at about the same distance here in the nothwest corner of NJ.
    I only hope to get a shot that far with my smokepole!gun)
  4. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Great shot!

    I use the Savage MLII 10 here in NY and those smokepoles (smokeless pole in my case) can really reach. My personal best was 177 yards at a doe this year. Not off hand though. That is an awesome shot.

    I live near the NJ boarder but use my flintlock in NJ because you can't use smokeless powder there.
  5. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Excellent offhand shooting. Congratulations on the 7 pointer. 243 yards in NJ is pretty good...it can get thick in areas.