Wyoming Muley Buck, 2020

Guy M

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After a couple of days of hunting. Stalked a group of bucks. Closed to 100 - 150 yards sneaking along a steep sidehill. Made the shot, using the sling to steady the rifle. Hardly long range, but they were moving towards me, while I moved towards them - which I didn't know... Then poof "Hey, there they are!" :) This one wasn't the biggest but gave me the best shot opportunity while I was trying to stay steady, keep from sliding down the ridge, and stay hidden as possible from him.



Rifle is a twenty year old Ruger Number One in 7mm Rem Mag, with a 3.5-10x Leupold. I bought it, very lightly used, last winter.

Handload was the 160 grain SPBT Sierra Gameking over 65 grains of Reloader 22 for 3050 fps. I put the shot a tad bit farther back than intended, but still got an instant drop & kill.



The deer steaks have been wonderful and the antlers are getting cut up for dog chew toys. Very pleased with the rifle and the hunt.

Also tagged a very average antelope, but he didn't look so good after the shot, so no photos were taken. The antelope meat too, has been excellent. :)

Regards, Guy
 

Guy M

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Darn old sierra gamekings looks like perfect performance on your part as well as the bullets very nice

I'd had a 7mm Rem mag in the past, and had a couple of hundred of the 160 grain Game Kings sitting there waiting for me to have another 7mm rifle... They've always shot well for me, from any cartridge so gave them a try and they did very well at the range. Realized that I was hunting deer & antelope, not armored tanks, so figured they'd be up to the task. Yes, yes indeed. :)

Thanks for the compliment.

Regards, Guy
 

manitou1

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Good looking deer guy. Good looking rifle too! Gotta love those mule deer. I killed mine Oct 1st in WY. I would rather kill a good muley than an elk... they are just in my blood.
Congrats!
 

Guy M

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Good looking deer guy. Good looking rifle too! Gotta love those mule deer. I killed mine Oct 1st in WY. I would rather kill a good muley than an elk... they are just in my blood.
Congrats!

Ha! I often hunt alone, so I'd rather take a mule deer than an elk just because it's easier for one man to pack out the fresh meat! :)

Guy
 

Treeslug

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I'd had a 7mm Rem mag in the past, and had a couple of hundred of the 160 grain Game Kings sitting there waiting for me to have another 7mm rifle... They've always shot well for me, from any cartridge so gave them a try and they did very well at the range. Realized that I was hunting deer & antelope, not armored tanks, so figured they'd be up to the task. Yes, yes indeed. :)

Thanks for the compliment.

Regards, Guy
Don't give up. Your days of hunting armored tanks might not be too far away.



Would you idiots please get off your high horses and quit taking yourselves so seriously. Believe me, you can’t teach me anything about economics or politics. My posts were responses to your arrogant [email protected]@ replies. You have nothing to “teach” me that I would care to learn. Get over yourselves. You can bluff some with your pseudo-intellectual attempts, but not me.
 

Lenny Foffa

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Great story, and I love the classic # 1 rifle. Game kings!!! Still doing the job , well!!!!!
 

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