Young Antelope did not suffer!!!

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by Eaglet, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    When the 300 gr. SMK out of a 338-300 RUM hit it at 138 yards it just ended things pretty fast... He still ran about 20 yards but I think he never new he did!

    My son Marlon was the tag holder.

    I did like the bullet performance specially because if left a pretty decent exit hole, shook the life right out of the animal and did not cause massive internal meet destruction.

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  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Nice job and a very well placed shot. Thanks for sharing the story.

    Jeff
     
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  3. royinidaho

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    Very nice post. And Informative.

    I'm kind of grinning though. How often after doing all of the LR things you do with the computer calcs, load development, drop chart development, and on and on and on, and end up with a 138 yd shot at a speed goat?:D

    Marlon was the tag holder, eh. I only suppose you let him do the shooting too.:D

    You're a good team!
     
  4. bigbuck

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    Good job!

    Hey what was the corlios, Lag ,TOF W direction R.H , BP , AT of that shot ??:)

    From the looks of things you had a great pass through:D

    BigBuck
     
  5. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Roy you're exactly right, it's horrible to shoot at 138 yards. Then again it shows we're good at short range too!!! :D
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    BigBuck,
    It was funny, my son asked and I said set the turret to 2.0 moa and your good all the way to 295 yards without worrying about distance. When he decided to shoot I heard the shot then my sawrovski said 138 yards... Amazing!
    We did have a good father son family time though!
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  6. ss7mm

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    Congratulations to Marlon and his coach. Don't let them give you a rough time about distance or software. They just don't know about the special "short range" features that LB3 has. :)
     
  7. Broz

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    This should be subtitled as "Shot Placement on Speed Goats" Getting the in and out to line up with that corner of white hair is hard to do. That is my point of aim, the white corner of hair. No ruined shoulders, no salad out the exit hole. Antelope have a very small window bewteen diaphram and shoulders.

    This looks perfect to me. :cool:

    Jeff
     
  8. gcamp54

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    Thanks for the post. It's nice to see the terminal effects of the 300 SMK too. Good job.

    Gordon
     
  9. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Precisely right!

    ss7mm, the one photo with the exit hole and the quarter, was taken with the HTC Evo. Pretty good hey?
     
  10. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, that's nice to know. When I saw it on the ground, looking at the entrance and exit hole I was pleased. I like the white corner thing though I had never thought of it. Cool! I'll keep it in mind.
     
  11. FEENIX

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    Congrats on you and your son's successful hunt and for sharing it.

    Ed
     
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    +1 on Jeff's ....

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  13. royinidaho

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    FEENIX,

    That's what I call an exit wound!!1 What were you shootin'? :D
     
  14. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    HeHe! I know a little bit about that long practice and short range hunting. Last elk hunt practiced all summer out to 800 yards. Shot my bull at 60 yards. Oh well long or short hunting is hunting its all good.:)