Wyoming Antelope

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Greyfox, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Shot this guy a few weeks ago in the foothills of the Bighorns. Found him bedded tightly in the sage, facing me at 460 yards. Interestly I wasn't able to get a range on him due to interference from the sage with my Leica Geovids but got an accurate read using my G7 Rangefinder with the near/far feature. After watching him for over an hour waiting for him to get up it appeared he was going to hold tight. My only shot was about a 10 inch opening in the sage to place my 140 gr Berger from my 6.5x284 into the left front chest/shoulder pocket. Wind correction was a 7 mph full value for 1.5 moa correction. Got him, didnt move.
     

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  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! That dude looks like he has the body of a mature ruting whitetail.
     

  3. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! I miss pronghorn hunting. I will put in for WY next year.

    Nice looking rifle too. Who put it together?
     
  4. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting Greyfox! Nice goat also.
     
  5. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Well done! Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    It's a Cooper 520.from BOTW, a gift from my wife for my 60th birthday a couple of years ago. It's an incredible shooter!
     
  7. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I remember talking to them about that after Aaron left. IIRC, they related to me that the ammunition maker (HSM)? was right across the road from Cooper. They requested the 2 companies get together and "make a quarter minute combo."

    Does Cooper make their own barrels? Or is that a handlapped tube from one of the big makers?
     
  8. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    The barrel is a custom produced by Wilson Arms, the company that acquired Cooper. The action is blue printed as well. If I do my part it is easily .25MOA, many times better with their loads or mine...if I'm on my game.
     
  9. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot....nice goat.....Great wife!!!!
     
  10. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Greyfox

    Awesome Goat!