Vicotry at 569 Yards

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by TheHardWay, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. TheHardWay

    TheHardWay Well-Known Member

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    I don't feel like typing the story all over again, so forgive me, I am just copying and pasting everything that I posted on another forum. I just wanted to share it with fellow LR hunters!

    I was successful in taking a deer this year in my home state of Colorado. After three days of hunting elk in some miserable weather I was able to get my dad and my lady tagged out, and it was time for me to chase deer. Well yesterday was a busy day of work for me, so I didn't get to go out in the morning. In the evening, I was debating on whether or not to go out since I was whooped from work and elk hunting. I thought I should just stay in and rest up. About that time my dad, who is visiting from PA, said he was going go for a ride and do some glassing around the property. I sucked it up knowing that I wouldn't find a deer sprawled out on the couch, so I got my gear together and we went out. We were headed up a ridge in the truck when I saw some elk below me in a draw. I started glassing them, just to see if there were any nice bulls...there weren't. I just happened to turns the Swarovskis on down the draw towards a pond to see what I could see, and there he was. He was feeding on top of the pond bank, along with 3 other decent bucks. I got set up, ranged him at 569 yds, and dialed my scope in. He was just about to crest over to the back side of the bank when the 7STW barked fire. The sun was perfect as I could see hair blow out his far side as the Scirocco bullet found it's mark. He went down and rolled over the bank out of sight. I got down to where I last saw him, and there he was. I got him. Good thing I decided to go out! He is my best buck to date a true trophy to me. He is a 4x5, with the cheater being broken off a little. He has a couple TINY drops coming off of one antler, and a bunch of trash around his bases. 28" Any thoughts of what he may gross score? I am guessing 170ish???? I am doing a euro mount on him as I type this, and I will rough score him myself. Will let you guys know what I come up with.

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  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Geez! I think that's a cape buffalo in a muley skin! Wow. I miss Colorado. I haven't been drawn since 2007. What other forum?

    Congrats to you. Please tell me that one is going on the wall. By the way, that's is a great bullet you picked. I have quite a bit of experience with it from my 7mag.
     

  3. tnshooter111

    tnshooter111 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a great buck! European Mount? man how big do they have to be before they are big enough to go on your wall as a shoulder mount?
     
  4. TheHardWay

    TheHardWay Well-Known Member

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    I put it up on muley madness too. It isn't that he isn't big enough to get a shoulder mount, it is more to do with the fact that I don't want to spend the money on it at this point in time. Maybe some day I will, but for now a euro will do.
     
  5. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    Awesome buck! Being from Mississippi, I am not a mulie expert, but I wouldn't be surprised if he goes high 170's. I am still waiting to get drawn for a Colorado tag, ya'll have some great deer hunting there. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. BH107

    BH107 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I think it will score better than you think.
     
  7. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Don't sell yourself short. That buck is going to score better than 170". He has little of everything. Deep forks on his fronts and backs with good width, decent mass and a cheater. It's hard to tell by the photo angles, but he'll probably go 185", possibly 190". Let us know what you come up with on score.
     
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  8. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Get the cape tanned anyway. You can always turn a euro mount into a shoulder mount later on. Or, you can always sell the cape if it's in good shape.
     
  9. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Very nice buck, congrats!!!
    If you asked me, that buck for sure would get a shoulder mount.
    Anyway, congrats, and thanks for sharing.
     
  10. TheHardWay

    TheHardWay Well-Known Member

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    I scored him at 185 1/8". I am tickled to death about it!
     
  11. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    lol! :D It's always nice to get more than you expected. I knew I saw about 185, I just couldn't tell from the photos whether or not he had some extra mass or other junk somewhere. Fabulous buck for sure!
     
  12. BH107

    BH107 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Thats a great deer!
     
  13. TheHardWay

    TheHardWay Well-Known Member

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    You are dead on correct with that statement. A lot better than the other way around for sure.