Wyoming 2018

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Greyfox, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Had a good week of hunting the foothills of the Bighorns. A couple days of +20MPH winds presented some challenges. Had a favorable position on this antelope with a 12 O’clock, 22 MPH wind, negating the need for.any wind correction at 594 yards and landing the bullet right behind the shoulder.. A bit more luck with the white tail a few days earlier, initially lined up at 650 yards, I waited him out, and he moved in for a 300 yard shot. Both DRT, taken with my Cooper 6.5x284, 140 JLK VLD @2982FPS.
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  2. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

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    Nice job! Looks like fortune was smiling on you with the wind direction.
     
  3. Lionheart

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    Congratulatuons. Two nice trophies. Please share more details on your gear (scope) and the shots. Did you dial the scope or hold over?
     
  4. Mcarso1

    Mcarso1 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on two beautiful trophies!
     
  5. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! I love hunting around Buffalo/Sheridan and seeing the Bighorns and Powder River Valley everyday
     
  6. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! On your own?
     
  7. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for the kind words!

    While I own a few 6.5x284’s, my go-to rifle for the past 8 seasons has been my Cooper/5x25x50 Huskemaw scope. The Cooper has a 8:1 twist medium-heavy, fluted barrel coming in at a total weight of 11 pounds. This rifle has accounted for a few dozen mule deer, whitetail, antelope, and coyote, from 150 to 1188 yards. I have used the same handload since the purchase of the rifle. The barrel is approaching 1000 rounds, but shows no change in seating(BTO) or fire cracking when bore-scoped. While I own a few rangefinders, I prefer my Gunwerks G7 which has served me very well for several years. I use it’s ballistic calculator, dialing elevation in MOA for all shots past 250 yards, and the Huskemaws 1 MOA reticle/windage scale for wind dope. Most LR shots have been taken prone with bi-pod/rear bag, or sitting with sticks. The antelope shown was shot from a prone position, the whitetail, sitting.
     
  8. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Nice animals! Great shooting.
     
  9. SnakeRiverEric

    SnakeRiverEric Well-Known Member

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    Very nice animals, Congrats!
     
  10. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Great Bucks!
     
  11. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    A couple of nice trophies. Congrats.
     
  12. dmj

    dmj Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. Couple of very nice trophies. Thank you for sending so sharing.
     
  13. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding white tail. Did you measure him?
     
  14. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    which side of the big horns were you on?