To start, this is my son, we were in Southern Oregon and were set up on an old landing glassing, I was glassing the far ridge were a nice buck slipped away from me that morning. he was glassing a closer ridge when he spotted this buck and and smaller buck standing broadside to us. I ranged him 3 times at 606 , he wasnt sure what to do, a bit to far for his 7mm-08 or at least its not set up for that long of a shot, I convinced him to get behind my rum, took some time to get him on the buck, had to back of the nightforce 5.5 x 22 to get him on , mean time im punching numbers on the pda and dialed up for him. The buck just stood there broadside,
he fired,Whapp!!!! the buck kicked his heels ran 10 yards up the hill and stood there, I knew he was hit , so we decided to make our way around to him.
It took about 30 minutes to get around, by then it was dark. we found the buck standing ,swaying back and fourth, he finished him off with his 08 .
VERY proud dad !! All I had to do was range him, reach over spin the knob and watch.
Ok for the berger question. Honestly I expected to see alot of meat damage, but nothing.... small entrance hole and gone ...nothing it basicly disentergraded blew up....Ive shot lots of bucks all blacktails with corelocks, partitions,accubonds but this is the first time with bergers. It left an un easy feeling , I like to see things gone down . Ive since swithed to smk 220's.
That was a great trip, watching your son take a nice buck is better than shooting it yourself. He took a his first bull this year aswell Ill let him tell that story....... Happy Hunting