- Apr 6, 2009
Here's a picture of a very happy Derek Upham from Idaho. he came up to hunt with us and had never shot a long range rifle before. I showed him a bit of shooting on a sandstone cliff at 997 yards and he decided he wanted to try my rifle on a deer if he got a chance. we spotted this buck at 1580 yards but thought it best to get the distance cut in half for his first long shot. at 638 we set up the sandbags and got him settled in behind the model 70 .264, the deer was bedded facing uphill and away so I had him hold at the base of the neck and at the shot the buck dropped his head and never even twitched. it would have been a great one to have on film.