2013 Mule Deer(longest kill yet)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by logan197, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. logan197

    logan197 Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2012
    I joined this site about a year ago and haved learned so much in such a short time. Never before had I taking a shoot over 300 yrds. Just didn't have the confidence. But this year was going to be different. Deer season in Kansas this year was my turn to prove what I could do. The second morning when we got up it was -20 with wind chill. That's damn cold for even NW Kansas. My dad, brother and drove out to a property we were hunting for the first time. The first draw we glassed a good buck was walking over the next ridge just as we got there. My dad and I decided to see if we could circle down wind and catch him in the bottom of the next draw. When we got to the vantage point we were after the buck was in the bottom with drinking out of the stock tank. I ranged him at 563 yrds. Keep in mind I had practiced out to 800 yrds all summer. I adjusted for a 10 mph wind and got ready for the shot. With my dad laying beside me telling me there was no way I could shoot that far. I told him just keep your eyes on buck. Squeezed one off and then hearing my dad say "You have got to be sh###ing me." That was like music to my ears. The buck was DRT. I just layed there taking it all in. It was not my biggest deer but I will never forget that day. I would like to thank everyone on this site for all the knowledge and education you have shared. Without you guys this would have been a lot harder to accomplish. Thanks again.

    Gun specs:
    Rem 700 270 wsm, BC stock bedded, Timney trigger, action trued and blue printed.
    Load specs:
    Win. Brass, WLRM primer, 71.0 gr Retumbo, 140 gr Sierra SBT at 3150 fps

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  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Nice buck!
    You say it's not your biggest, I would like to see a picture of the bigger one. A big mule deer is #1 on my wish list.

    Has your dad asked for shooting lessons?

    Sorry gents, I see this is a double post. Don't know how I missed the first one.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2013
  3. ukenout

    ukenout Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Great story and even better what a great a buck!
  4. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2011
    Good buck good things happen when you practice