Biggest buck I’ve ever seen

JONFIVE

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Public land in Iowa, 125 yard shot, 350 legend with hornady ftx bullets

First let me show you the cams
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Looked huge but couldn’t count points from the low quality pic.
First 45 minutes of deer season and I got a great shot on him. Shot once and saw him stumble hard, but kept running. Shot again and I completely missed lol but after 30-40 yards running he took a hard fall and never got back up.
Here he is :)
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Words could not describe the feeling when I saw how big that deer was in person
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Realizing you can’t see all the points in the picture lol, there’s some small points that curve backwards and stick out from the back of the antler and this angle doesn’t show them. 20 points total, 17 that are longer than 1 inch and not broken off (the 3 other points were small and chipped off from fighting I think)

Biggest deer I’ve ever seen in person, took 3 people to lift it into the side by side after it was gutted.

Our group had 7 tags, and we got 7 deer by 9 am first day. 4 bucks and 3 does. 17 point, 7 point, 6 point, and 5 point, and one of the does was bigger bodied than the 5 point.

Plenty of meat! If only I owned a hanging scale to figure out just how heavy this monster is
Great buck. Congratulations
 

greenejc

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Public land in Iowa, 125 yard shot, 350 legend with hornady ftx bullets

First let me show you the cams
View attachment 317022
Looked huge but couldn’t count points from the low quality pic.
First 45 minutes of deer season and I got a great shot on him. Shot once and saw him stumble hard, but kept running. Shot again and I completely missed lol but after 30-40 yards running he took a hard fall and never got back up.
Here he is :)
View attachment 317023
Words could not describe the feeling when I saw how big that deer was in person
View attachment 317025
Realizing you can’t see all the points in the picture lol, there’s some small points that curve backwards and stick out from the back of the antler and this angle doesn’t show them. 20 points total, 17 that are longer than 1 inch and not broken off (the 3 other points were small and chipped off from fighting I think)

Biggest deer I’ve ever seen in person, took 3 people to lift it into the side by side after it was gutted.

Our group had 7 tags, and we got 7 deer by 9 am first day. 4 bucks and 3 does. 17 point, 7 point, 6 point, and 5 point, and one of the does was bigger bodied than the 5 point.

Plenty of meat! If only I owned a hanging scale to figure out just how heavy this monster is
That's a really good deer and a good straight wall cartridge to shoot it with. Looked like both were good sized.
 

jmaars

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@Rifleman97 how do you like your rifle and the 350 Legend? Interested in your opinion. I have considered this cartridge but likely in a AR vs bolt action.
Im going to butt in on this post, I hope thats ok but I just built an AR , 350 Legend back in the spring. I put a vortex muzzle loader scope on it. Got the barrel at Midway. I was pleasantly surprised with the whole outfit. Shot sub min. after about 6 shot zeroing. Just used an Anderson lower. The little scope worked out fine too. Zero at 100, second hash mark was 2 in high at 200, and third hash was 4 in low at 300. I haven't shot it much since the spring because of a detached retina. But looking forward to playing with it. Bottom Line, I was impressed. I found some winchester 150 grain and federal fusion 160 grain. It loved the fusions. But now I cant find anymore?? Im going to load some later but I like to break one in on factory loads???
By the way, Great buck. Thanks for sharing!! Great job.
 
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Rifleman97

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Im going to butt in on this post, I hope thats ok but I just built an AR , 350 Legend back in the spring. I put a vortex muzzle loader scope on it. Got the barrel at Midway. I was pleasantly surprised with the whole outfit. Shot sub min. after about 6 shot zeroing. Just used an Anderson lower. The little scope worked out fine too. Zero at 100, second hash mark was 2 in high at 200, and third hash was 4 in low at 300. I havent shot it much since the spring because of a detached retina. But looking forward to playing with it. Bottom Line, I was impressed.
By the way, Great buck. Thanks for sharing!! Great job.
Love my 350. Probably posted this here before but here was my sighting target for it. I think it was 80 yards. 3 sight in shots, 1 3 shot group to confirm center, and 1 shot in each corner. This gun now averages .8MOA at 100, which is extremely impressive to me for a straight wall round.

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MW204

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My nephew uses an AR version, jams pretty often. My brother and I both have bolt guns, I’ve got a Winchester XPR and he’s got a ruger something or other bolt 350. His ruger had 2 light firing pin strikes this morning, one causing him to lose his shot at a 10 point. I haven’t had a single issue with my xpr itself, but I had a couple misfires due to bad primers at -20° last winter (when I was testing specifically for that, not hunting). I finally got all the stuff to start hand loading for 350 2 weeks ago and I use small magnum rifle primers instead of small rifle, and they have never misfired even when I put the rounds in the deep freezer just for testing for that.

I LOVE my XPR. 350 legend is a great round too but I think it needs small magnum primers to be reliable in extreme cold. My brothers ruger I think needs a firing pin spring adjustment since it’s not the first light primer strike he’s had. That’s not a 350 issue though, more of a ruger quality control issue.

I imagine in the AR form it would be more reliable with handloads since you can load them a tad hotter than factory ammo to be more reliable, and more consistent round to round if you load for precision like I do.


The load I used is 25.9 grains of Lil Gun, small magnum rifle primer, hornady 165gr FTX, COAL is 2.260 (max SAAMI length) but I haven’t played with the load very much yet, basically just developed one that shot a good enough group at 100 and told myself I wouldn’t shoot any further than 150 because I don’t have a clue what velocity it’s running at. But at those ranges it’s good enough it doesn’t really matter.

My favorite part is the 350 is a lot quieter than a slug gun, as long as I’m wearing a hat that covers my ears, my ears don’t ring after shooting like they did with shotgun slug hunting.

Let me know any other questions you have I’ll do my best to answer
On your nephew's AR does it use 223 magazines?
I'll go and tell you what I have to say, If it uses AR 223 mags the problem could be the square shoulder of the round hitting the front of the 223 mag. I bought a 50 Beowulf and I got a great price on it because it would not feed right. After working on smoothing things out I finally determined the brass was hitting the front of the mag, which slowed down the bullet enough it wouldn't seat. My fix, I took a Dremel tool and made a half-moon on the front lip about 1/8" deep or so, and I never had a loading issue again.
 

Swiftkill

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That's an awesome deer. Thick main beams, a little non-typical shovel or palm growing there? That's a buck of a lifetime. Maybe.... seems you got a spot nailed down. Maybe there are some offspring coming?. His neck is huge from the rut. Nice going. Nice looking gun.
 
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