My first mid range kill

Fla shooter

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Public land . Not very much long range opportunities here but farm fields an power lines . I was on a powerline with only a 20 ft window to catch one crossing I had pre ranged three spots 258 , 550, 675 no time to verify with range finder. held high on my 500 yd crosshair Told myself squeeze n watched him drop in his tracks . Low budget build rem action hart barrel 4.5 x 14 leupold vxl3 7mm 180 target Bergers 69.5 retumbo .
 

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SBruce

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Good shootin.

FWIW, in my book 500 is long range, give yourself a pat.
Anything beyond 1/4 mile is LR, anything beyond 1/2 mile is ELR, LOL:)

Sounds like the way I hunt coyotes. I range spots ahead of time (cause once they're coming to the call they don't usually allow the time/movement of ranging again) and attempt to remember the landmarks and distances. Holdover reticles work great for this kind of hunting. Great fun.

Congratulations!
 

ol mike

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Great shot and great deer !

I'm over in Ft.Walton Beach and you are right -very little LR shooting around these parts -and on public land =wow..
Care to annouce on the internet exactly where your spot is -i'll only hunt it on the weekends! LAF !

Nice rifle too.
Mike
 

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