This one is from a couple days ago, my good friends 300wm needed something better, so we came up with a great load for Hornady 195 BTHP’s. They shoot amazing, and this is the first thing he’s shot with them:
A nice mule deer from 360 yards out, quartering away.
Three deer, 2 does and a buck, all dropped with 175SMK over 41.7g IMR4064. All within 100, two of them DRTd, bigger doe ran almost 100y, with an amazing arterial spray the whole time. Best opening day for me ever, over 100 pounds of meat in the freezer. I had been contemplating a “deer round” but I’m not worried about it anymore.
Anybody use the 136 Scenar-L’s on any game? I have those in some hand loads or 140 ELD-M match factory. I would like to use my hand loads for personal satisfaction, but an ethical kill is way more important to me. Indiana white tail season opens tomorrow and I’ll be hunting for the first time since I was 12. Hopefully at 21 I have a little more luck!
My cousin and I took another elk yesterday morning, ended up using my 25 creedmoor. I dont like shooting mature cows after they get “with child”, cause it means killing a cow, and next years calf. So we shoot this years calf whenever we can. 325 yards, with the Blackjack Ace 131 grain.
A doe taken by my son at 200 yards after a 250 yard stalk. Hit her just above the shoulder in the spine. No tracking needed. 130 Prime factory ammo out of a RAP in a Magpul hunter and a Harvester suppressor.
I shot my buck in the last 15 minutes of firearms season last night. 234 yards, broadside, both lungs. He went maybe 30 yards. Tikka 6.5 Creed, 20" factory barrel, TBAC 30 P1. Hanging weight, no hide, legs, or head was 120 lbs. Factory 130 Prime.