A little 6.5 SAUM action in New Mexico

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Rick Richard, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Took this 5X6 a couple of days ago in New Mexico with my Lane Precision Rifle in 6.5 SAUM and Berger 140 VLD.

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  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    That would be a great bull even if he was a spike with that width and mass. Congrats. Great to see the little 6.5's getting it done.

    What part of the state? I grew up out that way and sure miss it. I try to make Mario drag me out with him every time he goes!

    Tell us about the shot etc?
     
  3. Owl city

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    Nice bull, congratulations!
     
  4. NWPA0311

    NWPA0311 Well-Known Member

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    Great bull! I would also love to here the particulars of the hunt and the shot.
     
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    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet
     
  6. owlman

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    Nice!! Congratulations.
     
  7. mountainman83

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    Nice Bull!!
    Congrats
     
  8. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    Great bull! The right 6.5s do work on elk. Distance and bullet performance?
     
  9. Timnterra

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    That’s an amazing bull! Congratulations! I’ve got a buddy that is hunting muzzleloader season this week over south of Gallup. What part of the state were you hunting?
     
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    Nice scope tape too! I’ve done that a time or two and it makes dialing elevation super simple
     
  11. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Distance was only 367 yards. Bergers made quarter size hole (2) upon entrance and jello pudding of the vitals.
     
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    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    The bull was taken in unit 12 near the El Morro monument with outfitter Keith Williams. Ironically, it was taken in the same valley as the bull in my avatar.
     
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  13. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Congrats!
     
  14. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    The only way to roll. It is super simple and makes doping very quick when in a hurry.
     
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