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#479886 - 11/04/07 05:23 PM 326 yards
ewc
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Killed a button buck at 326 yards (lasered) Saturday in Wayne County.

It was my first oppurtunity to break the 200 yard barrier. I'd practiced at 300 and knew my drop. It's pretty cool to shoot, hear the impact, and watch the deer crumple thru the scope.

Zero wind and a near perfect solid rest with the help of a Poplar tree.

The best part was I was able to share the moment with a friend. He assisted with the timing of the shot (shoot now) and was there for the obligatory high five/beer.

Load and gun:

Savage 10ml2 with accutrigger, Leupold VX3 with Boone & Crockett reticle (last post is zero at 300 with large triangle setting), 43 gr SR-4759, win 209, 250 gr Hornady SST with supplied sabot, Leica LRF900 rangefinder.

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#479968 - 11/04/07 06:35 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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#479972 - 11/04/07 06:37 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TennBuck]
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ditto tennbuck l0l
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#480194 - 11/04/07 08:44 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: smstone22]
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Why not shoot a doe and let the little bucks grow.
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#480215 - 11/04/07 09:00 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: bighead 1]
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Why pass a deer anyway...a deer is a deer regardless of age, sex, or size.
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#480225 - 11/04/07 09:05 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: bighead 1]
big 8's in Weakley county
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 Originally Posted By: bighead 1
Why not shoot a doe and let the little bucks grow.


maybe at that far he thought it was a doe
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#480392 - 11/04/07 10:25 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
Mossygoose
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Congrats. Great shooting
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#480463 - 11/05/07 05:07 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
TennBuck
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 Originally Posted By: big 8's in Weakley county


maybe at that far he thought it was a doe


LOL!
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#481071 - 11/05/07 03:11 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TennBuck]
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Were you wearing Boxers or Briefs? LOL
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#481231 - 11/05/07 04:54 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: 4onaside]
ewc
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Thanks for the one positive post, Mossygoose.

I guess when you do something that most others can't - you should expect ridicule. Especially here. Appreciate that guys.

None of you know me and therefore shouldn't cast judgement. I've killed two bucks in TN since 2001 (an 8 and a 9). I've killed between 22-30 does since then. When you strive to kill does like I do, then you're going to have some antlerless buck mortality - especially at yardages most of you cannot shoot.

Steven-

Learn some respect. The Marine sniper in the lease next to us sure knows it. He thought it was a [censored] good shot - as do I.

I was proud enough of it to include the fact that it was a button buck - a fact that I regretted for about 3 seconds.

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#481335 - 11/05/07 05:44 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
TennBuck
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ridicule? dude, come on. 326 yards? crumpled? i'm gonna say the drop was what, 38 inches?

i guess i would have to see it to believe it, sorry.
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#481345 - 11/05/07 05:50 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TennBuck]
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Sorry I didn't see this one earlier.
Awesome man, that is VERY cool. \:\)
I absolutely LOVE "long range" shooting. Very cool when you practice, know your equipment and execute a shot like that.
Congratulations !!!!!! \:D
Although I have never done it with a muzzleloader, you are right, it is AWESOME to shoot, then HEAR the bullet slam them. \:D
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#481346 - 11/05/07 05:51 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TennBuck]
TennBuck
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just curious, but what does this mean?
"He assisted with the timing of the shot (shoot now)"
are you blind or something?
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#481366 - 11/05/07 06:10 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TennBuck]
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Actual drop with the way my gun is zeroed is closer to 30 inches. However, if you could read, gun was zeroed using a Leupold Boone and Crockett reticle with hash marks verified beforehand. So I held dead on the shoulder with the last hash mark.

Yep I'm blind. You must be too. You can't see the forest for the trees.

My friend was urging me to shoot. Nothing more or less.

I guess there may have been 36" of drop. He did go straight down 36" - with a high shoulder shot.

Don't bad mouth the shot because you can't do it yourself.

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#481369 - 11/05/07 06:11 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Thanks Ruger.
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#481400 - 11/05/07 06:42 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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WTG EWC.

I have practiced at 300 but still not there yet to take game with my Encore at that range. But no doubt at 200. My drop is 30 to 33 inches at 300.

again congrats
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#481571 - 11/05/07 07:38 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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Congrats! Sounds like an awesome shot!
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#481646 - 11/05/07 08:06 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
4onaside
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...., I wasn't "ridiculing" you. I was just laughing that you gave us an equipment list that was all inclusive and thought that you might as well go all the way and tell us what kind of underwear you had on. It was my intent to laugh with you, but if you took it otherwise, so be it. But, since you do seem overly sensitive that everyone is not falling all over themselves to pat you on the back for your magnificient shooting, maybe its because at some point the hunting skills that most of us try to develop become unnecessary when you shoot at deer that are so far away that they don't even know you are around. And, you are correct. Most of us probably couldn't make that shot. Then again, most of us wouldn't even consider trying it. Nice shot.
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#481731 - 11/05/07 08:33 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: 4onaside]
TennBuck
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 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
...., I wasn't "ridiculing" you. I was just laughing that you gave us an equipment list that was all inclusive and thought that you might as well go all the way and tell us what kind of underwear you had on. It was my intent to laugh with you, but if you took it otherwise, so be it. But, since you do seem overly sensitive that everyone is not falling all over themselves to pat you on the back for your magnificient shooting, maybe its because at some point the hunting skills that most of us try to develop become unnecessary when you shoot at deer that are so far away that they don't even know you are around. And, you are correct. Most of us probably couldn't make that shot. Then again, most of us wouldn't even consider trying it. Nice shot.



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#481768 - 11/05/07 08:59 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TennBuck]
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326 yards? hard to believe, you sure it was not feet? still that far for a button buck?
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#481792 - 11/05/07 09:21 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
I guess when you do something that most others can't - you should expect ridicule. Especially here. Appreciate that guys.


Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Many would view this as similar to a 50 yard shot with a bow.

Targets are made for playing sniper. Deer deserve something more.

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#481810 - 11/05/07 09:27 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: pass-thru]
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true pass-thru
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#481836 - 11/05/07 09:42 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: RodBone75]
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Ditto that 4onaside. I wasnt disrespecting or ridiculing you. dont jump on me. I do have doubts about kinetic energy out of that load at 326 yards though. That is not a high percentage shot and isnt ethical, sorry.
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#482680 - 11/06/07 04:17 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: smstone22]
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Thats a reasonable shot with a Savage ML using smokeless powder, but a range finder is a must at that distance. Plenty of energy and with a gun shooting 1-1.5 you have a what I would consider a midrange percentage shot. The bottom line is the SHOOTER has to know his/her abilities and stay within them. Congrats. With my AR-15 or Rem 700 300wsm, 300yds would be a no-brainer

By the way I use 72grs of Reloader 10 in my Savage with a Barnes 245gr spitfire. 175yds is my best with my Savage.
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#482700 - 11/06/07 04:34 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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When ya do it with a sidelock,let me know.
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#482764 - 11/06/07 05:58 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: smokin]
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pass-thru-

I've killed at 53 yards with my bow. A 7 point in AndCo in the early 90's.

smokin-

I cant do it with a sidelock for two reasons:

I don't have one and I've not shot one.

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Steven-

Plus 1100 # energy at 325.

4onaside-

My bad. Took it wrong. I apologize. I gave as much info as I could because I've seen what happens when people have come on here and stated an accomplishment. They're a liar with facts or without. No win situation.

I don't need a "pat" on the back. I got over that years ago. I was just showing it could be done. I practiced a bunch and knew my shot. Ethical? Not for anyone to judge but me.

I killed a legal deer and checked it in.

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#483164 - 11/06/07 09:47 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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I say congrats on a fine shot. You knew your weapon and felt confident with the shot. Congrats again!
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#483284 - 11/06/07 11:13 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: sharris10]
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ok congrats buddy
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#483344 - 11/07/07 05:26 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: smstone22]
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^5 ewc

Wasn't to long ago someone else got hammered pretty hard for the kill and shot they made. I hope you can handle it as well as they did.

I don't what size the deer is, if the hunter is proud of their kill then so am i.

Congrats man!

BTW its some of the post on this tread that has turned me away from posting hunting experiences I have had.

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#483478 - 11/07/07 07:54 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: Cuttin Caller]
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 Originally Posted By: Cuttin Caller
^5 ewc

Wasn't to long ago someone else got hammered pretty hard for the kill and shot they made. I hope you can handle it as well as they did.

I don't what size the deer is, if the hunter is proud of their kill then so am i.

Congrats man!

BTW its some of the post on this tread that has turned me away from posting hunting experiences I have had.


Ditto! There is no doubt about that CC. This site has turned to crap when a man can't post an accomplishment without having to defend it to people.

I post very little on here anymore for the exact same reason.

Congrats on the shot!

BTW, when did long range shooting become unethical? Is it just unethical for whitetail deer, but still ok for mule deer, elk, moose, bear, sheep, and antelope?
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#483539 - 11/07/07 08:46 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: nabowhunter]
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ewc,
Don't be too hard on the boys who question some things that they hear from fellow hunters. LOL I once knew a guy who boasted to anyone who would listen that he killed a deer at 300 yards with an open sighted flintlock! OK, fine, whatever. However, the same guy would go to parties, carry around a .17 Remington catridge in his pocket and whip it out at every opportunity(the shell) and commence to tell everyone that he blew a deer's head off with that round, as in completely separated the head from the body! So, our fraternity has it's fair share of BS'ers, whom most of us have met from time to time. When we hear of some extraordinary feat of marksmanship, it is understandable that some would be suspect. Just go on with your deal, and pull a Quigley on the next one. Good hunting.
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#483562 - 11/07/07 09:08 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: nabowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: NAbowhunter
 Originally Posted By: Cuttin Caller
^5 ewc

Wasn't to long ago someone else got hammered pretty hard for the kill and shot they made. I hope you can handle it as well as they did.

I don't what size the deer is, if the hunter is proud of their kill then so am i.

Congrats man!

BTW its some of the post on this tread that has turned me away from posting hunting experiences I have had.


Ditto! There is no doubt about that CC. This site has turned to crap when a man can't post an accomplishment without having to defend it to people.

I post very little on here anymore for the exact same reason.

Congrats on the shot!

BTW, when did long range shooting become unethical? Is it just unethical for whitetail deer, but still ok for mule deer, elk, moose, bear, sheep, and antelope?



Two very good post, I don't care if it was a 500-yard shot if you feel confident in you're abilities I say go for it. I was with a friend of mine on a draw hunt on the last evening of the last day and seen him kill a buck that had already shed his antlers (thought it was a doe) at over 400-yards with a Marlin 336 30-30. I thought he made a fabulous shot, of course he didn't hit it until his 6th shot and yes it dropped in its tracks (hit it in the neck). So if you can do it go for it, congrats on the shot and don't mind some on here they ain't happy unless they’re ridiculing someone…

And trust me if you had said you made that shot and didn't post what you did it with you would have got hammered for that as well so most of the time on here you can't win no matter what you do. That's why I've just recently started posting again after a 2-year read only mentality, we'll see how it goes from here. Thing's suppose to change under new management so far I haven't seen it but we'll see.


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#483568 - 11/07/07 09:10 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Very impressive shot.
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#483608 - 11/07/07 09:34 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: 3rdTripper]
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[censored] good shot ewc! Bet you cannot do that with a CVA Most people on here don't know you, I do. I'd like to have been there to see the fur fly.
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#483732 - 11/07/07 11:08 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: UPSman]
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Congrats. Ignore the negative ************ people. Dang good shooting. I too have quit posting because of the people who have to run everyone down but thought you deserved a ^5 for the accomplishment.

You practiced, knew your weapon, and took care of business. Well done and enough said.
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#484289 - 11/07/07 07:25 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: fishboy1]
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I was gonna say congrats until UPSman tried to vouch for you !

Congrats anyway !!

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#484388 - 11/07/07 08:09 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: bow_vol]
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I would not care what the negative comments were or who they came from...Anyone who dedicates enough time and energy to figure out a 300+ yrd shot out of a muzzle loader, practice it, then actually get into the right moment durring a hunt to use what you have figured, tried and verified...Well I say ^5, congrats! Awsome shot!

I recently pulled off my longest shot with a Muzzle Loader on a Coyote. It does not compare at all to 300+ but I had it down at the range and put the dog down on the ground! 110yrds...

Again Congrats! Awsome shot! I would have loved to see that!
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#484582 - 11/07/07 09:07 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: sharris10]
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 Originally Posted By: sharris10
I say congrats on a fine shot. You knew your weapon and felt confident with the shot. Congrats again!


with a smokeless ML and that scope 326 yds. is within reason

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#485234 - 11/08/07 11:00 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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Congrats!

I love long range shooting. I suppose that would be comparable to around 600 yards with a fast moving rifle.

The capability to hit any target at what normally would be considered extreme distances is directly proportional to the amount of time spent at the range. As long as you've got your drops worked out, the gun groups well at that distance, and you consider the wind drift will be extreme with a slow moving, poor BC bullet, there's no reason 300 yards is not out of the question in the right hands. Gotta remember, there were snipers even in the Civil War who were capable of hitting beyond 500 yards!

BTW, have I seen that scope before? \:\)

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#485572 - 11/08/07 02:40 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: megalomaniac]
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"Gotta remember, there were snipers even in the Civil War who were capable of hitting beyond 500 yards!"

That's what I find impressive. They did'nt have the tools we have now, but they were more proficient with their weapon than most today. Read a story somewhere about a fellow that killed an indian chief at 1500 yards.

Jon-

You've not seen this one. The one I got from you is on a 270wsm - looks great too (would look better if I could find a way for Talley to get me their lightweights in Gunmetal Gray).

I really think that reticle is fantastic for my purposes - especially on a muzzleloader. Coupled with a rangefinder, longer shots are just not that hard. Turrets may be more precise, but a little time at the range and you can be more than competent in the field at deer-sized game.

Chris-

You're not right :). CVA - no thanks. Matt killed a 120 or so 8pnt behind his parents last nite. Anderson County. Killed it with his Savage and the load above at 60 yards. (I think that's what he told me). He said the bullet did not exit.

Everyone else-

Thanks for the positive posts. They're appreciated.

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#485651 - 11/08/07 03:27 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Thats a great shot ewc
Congrats!
I really like the built in bullet drop compensators. I use a nikon prostaff for my Opt. 50 cal. (above), and feel real comfortable out to 150 yds right now. I will be working with it later to get her dialed in to about 200/250 if I can. It takes alot of range time, but like you I just like to shoot and want to know my limit.
I also have topped my 270 WSM with a Leupold ao 4x12 bp v11 for deer & elk hunting. I feel comfortable out to 400/500
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#486069 - 11/08/07 08:24 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: smokin]
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Know that would be some fancy shootin!
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#486242 - 11/09/07 12:09 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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EWC That is a fab shot. I cannot make the long shots but still want too. Yesterday I watched a possum running around in a wheat field, he would move a few feet then stop and dig a little. I was wanting to see if I could hit him at about 120-150 yards. I did not shoot him but just to let you know that I know the feeling.
This is also a good time to thank you for the loading info you have passed on in the past. Again congrats.
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#486803 - 11/09/07 02:02 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
Thanks for the one positive post, Mossygoose.

I guess when you do something that most others can't - you should expect ridicule. Especially here. Appreciate that guys.

None of you know me and therefore shouldn't cast judgement. I've killed two bucks in TN since 2001 (an 8 and a 9). I've killed between 22-30 does since then. When you strive to kill does like I do, then you're going to have some antlerless buck mortality - especially at yardages most of you cannot shoot.

Steven-

Learn some respect. The Marine sniper in the lease next to us sure knows it. He thought it was a [censored] good shot - as do I.

I was proud enough of it to include the fact that it was a button buck - a fact that I regretted for about 3 seconds.


Now if that's not the kettle calling the skillet black! Remember me....I got eat up because I happened to shoot a 1/2 group with my Savage at 200 yards ! Like you said just because you have not done it does not mean it can't be done. ;\)
Your shot does not surprise me in the least. That gun is very capable of that shot. It takes a lot of practise at the range and some luck to pull it off. I have had a couple kills right at the 250 mark and a half dozen or so close to 200 yds. I just have not felt comfortable pushing that 300 yd mark yet but I may try it on a doe one day. Congradulations on once again showing the superiority of the Savage Smokeless gun.

PS: You know if we could get by the Randy Wakeman thing we might have more in common than you think!
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#487146 - 11/09/07 08:07 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: MRUTVOL]
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All of you Quigley types, take a paper plate out to 300/326/500 or whatever you think your hunting "range" is. Then take your MZ and shoot at it one time, hunting conditions, no bench rest or any of that stuff. If you can't hit it every time then you're kidding yourselves about your marksmanship and ought to seriously think about maiming game at such distances. I use the pie plate deal because that is about the size of the vitals of a whitetail deer. Missing at 50 yards is not acceptable by anyone, then why would missing at extreme distances be acceptable either. Same difference.
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#487229 - 11/09/07 08:44 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: 4onaside]
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Something to consider;

I only shoot long distances when I have the following:

A steady rest (shooting sticks)
Known distance (range finder)
Tested ballistics (shot at the range)
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#487592 - 11/10/07 09:24 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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My longest kill with smoke pole was 200+,but no one beleives me.
Good shootin.
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#488389 - 11/10/07 08:31 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Congrats Guy! i am amazed that you can be that good with the ml.....I personally am not comfortable at over 120 yards because i like to shoot em close with the ML. But that is certainly a tremendous feat that if you do consistently then you will be special! However it has been my experience that anyone who launches those kind of shots with a smokepole will also lose some great bucks eventually because there is just toooooo much that can go wrong with those kind of distances. That is nose bleed with a ML. When they teach smokepoles to marines???
Civil war era?
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#488537 - 11/10/07 09:25 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: Boone 58]
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 Originally Posted By: camoman270
Congrats Guy! i am amazed that you can be that good with the ml.....I personally am not comfortable at over 120 yards because i like to shoot em close with the ML. But that is certainly a tremendous feat that if you do consistently then you will be special! However it has been my experience that anyone who launches those kind of shots with a smokepole will also lose some great bucks eventually because there is just toooooo much that can go wrong with those kind of distances. That is nose bleed with a ML. When they teach smokepoles to marines???
Civil war era?


Dont know if you know or not by your post but he did it with one of those savage smokeless deals. Basically a rifle that loads from the front. Sure would like to have one

Congrats \:D
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#489241 - 11/11/07 05:47 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
Actual drop with the way my gun is zeroed is closer to 30 inches. However, if you could read, gun was zeroed using a Leupold Boone and Crockett reticle with hash marks verified beforehand. So I held dead on the shoulder with the last hash mark.

Yep I'm blind. You must be too. You can't see the forest for the trees.

My friend was urging me to shoot. Nothing more or less.

I guess there may have been 36" of drop. He did go straight down 36" - with a high shoulder shot.

Don't bad mouth the shot because you can't do it yourself.


Congrats! Sounds like an awesome shot!
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#489322 - 11/11/07 06:46 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: Locksley]
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Locksley-

Thank you. I respect your opinion as much as anyone here.

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#489336 - 11/11/07 06:58 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: 4onaside]
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 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
All of you Quigley types, take a paper plate out to 300/326/500 or whatever you think your hunting "range" is. Then take your MZ and shoot at it one time, hunting conditions, no bench rest or any of that stuff. If you can't hit it every time then you're kidding yourselves about your marksmanship and ought to seriously think about maiming game at such distances. I use the pie plate deal because that is about the size of the vitals of a whitetail deer. Missing at 50 yards is not acceptable by anyone, then why would missing at extreme distances be acceptable either. Same difference.



I guess you missed the parts where I've done my practice. Anything I need to be doing in excess of that Mr. Hathcock?

I've shot sub-1/2 moa at 200 (.746") and just over moa at 300. I think me and my weapon are less than "pie plate" moa.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

I could miss tomorrow, but I don't need a practice tip from you.

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#489709 - 11/11/07 10:06 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Obviously, you don't need any tips from anybody, as good as you are. Although you are apparently a Quigley type, my "suggestion" was one in general, one of reality directed to whomever thinks they are the great shots at absurd distances. It certainly would not apply to anyone as skillful as you, and I apologize if I have offended someone who is apparently one of the masters of the art of long distance shooting. You ever shot your MZ on a 1000 yard range? Man, I can see it now, wetting your front sight with your thumb, right before you dead center the 10 ring. I realize that your "weapon" is topped with glass, but think of the drama the old Alvin York darkening the sight move would add. Fantastic!
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#489903 - 11/12/07 08:17 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
"Gotta remember, there were snipers even in the Civil War who were capable of hitting beyond 500 yards!"

That's what I find impressive. They did'nt have the tools we have now, but they were more proficient with their weapon than most today. Read a story somewhere about a fellow that killed an indian chief at 1500 yards.

Congrats on the accomplishment.....on the other hand, I have to agree with the critics. Such marksmanship is to be commended....as long as it is neccessitated by valid reasons (military action). I see no justifiable reason to prove extreme marksmanship skills on living creatures as a sporting endeavor. Ego doesn't season venison nearly as well as cajun rub. ;\)
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#490672 - 11/12/07 07:01 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: Fence Post]
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Jesus H Christ! ewc has shot the ever living piss out of that mz and has shot one like it for the past few years. He knows what it, and he, can do. I guess some folks expect everything to step out at 50 yards and wait to get whacked. Long range shooting isn't for everybody, but for the people who practice week in and week out...its anything but a 'sporting endeavor'.
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#491252 - 11/13/07 05:06 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: UPSman]
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 Originally Posted By: UPSman
Jesus H Christ! ewc has shot the ever living piss out of that mz and has shot one like it for the past few years. He knows what it, and he, can do. I guess some folks expect everything to step out at 50 yards and wait to get whacked. Long range shooting isn't for everybody, but for the people who practice week in and week out...its anything but a 'sporting endeavor'.

Guess you'll have to explain that one a little more clearly so we lay marksmen and hunters can understand. I suppose I may be misinterpreting the desperate need for sustinance for egotistical prowness.A living creature deserves more respect, period. Practice on paper, for demonstrations on paper. The limits of what "he" or anyone else can do does not need to be proven needlessly at the expense of a life. BTW, I've yet to powder burn one. ;\)
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#491460 - 11/13/07 08:46 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: Fence Post]
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Great shot, sounds like you've done your homework when it comes to knowing how your ml shoots. I know some people are questioning the distance, but your probably just as accurate @ 300 yards as most are @ 100 to 150 yards and that's hard on some of their egoes!
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#491661 - 11/13/07 11:28 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: iowavf]
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 Originally Posted By: iowavf
Great shot, sounds like you've done your homework when it comes to knowing how your ml shoots. I know some people are questioning the distance, but your probably just as accurate @ 300 yards as most are @ 100 to 150 yards and that's hard on some of their egoes!
Well, you're probably confused over who has an ego problem here, but hey, maybe some of us can go to artillery school and become his spotters. LOL
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#491687 - 11/13/07 11:50 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: iowavf]
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 Originally Posted By: iowavf
Great shot, sounds like you've done your homework when it comes to knowing how your ml shoots. I know some people are questioning the distance, but your probably just as accurate @ 300 yards as most are @ 100 to 150 yards and that's hard on some of their egoes!

You have obviously confused ego with compassion and humanity. I don't envy the skills of others. The unnecessary use of a living target is the only point that I made. Relate it to the school bus driver playing chicken when picking up your children. Maybe he drives like Steve Mcqueen, but there's always that one chance of some unforseen interference, and a crippled child.......good hunting.
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#491882 - 11/13/07 02:06 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: smokin]
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I don't care what anyone says, 326 yards with a muzzleloader is AWESOME! I would be willing to bet that %80 of the people on this site could not hit a deer at that distance with a hi-powered rifle. Congrats!
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#491886 - 11/13/07 02:09 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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I will be making the same purchase myself renegade50.
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#491943 - 11/13/07 02:52 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: W.Seay]
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
I don't care what anyone says, 326 yards with a muzzleloader is AWESOME! I would be willing to bet that %80 of the people on this site could not hit a deer at that distance with a hi-powered rifle. Congrats!
I think that you are 100% correct on your "bet", but that's the whole point that many were making. They are good enough hunters where they don't have to, and, knowing that, they don't try! Given the proper angle of elevation, you could probably kill one with a bow at 100 yards also, but hey, does anybody take that shot?
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#492057 - 11/13/07 04:27 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: renegade50
its all about range homework and setup for the shot. mid south has the blue on black sythetic savage with scope for either $539 or $549 i think i will just get the blue on black and mount a good scope on it myself


That is about the average price for the blue/black combo. There was a place in Greenbriar Tn. called Guns and Leather that sells them also . They are well worth the price and once you get a bullet/powder combination it likes you will be amazed at what you can do with it. Just do not brag about it on this site like E.W.C. and I did or you will get eaten alive! \:o
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#492132 - 11/13/07 05:29 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: MRUTVOL]
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 Originally Posted By: MRUTVOL
 Originally Posted By: renegade50
its all about range homework and setup for the shot. mid south has the blue on black sythetic savage with scope for either $539 or $549 i think i will just get the blue on black and mount a good scope on it myself


That is about the average price for the blue/black combo. There was a place in Greenbriar Tn. called Guns and Leather that sells them also . They are well worth the price and once you get a bullet/powder combination it likes you will be amazed at what you can do with it. Just do not brag about it on this site like E.W.C. and I did or you will get eaten alive! \:o
Ah, you used the magic word "brag", which probably is what started the nay-sayers and which turns almost everyone off regardless of the subject. I could tell you about rolling a bull elk at 300 yards which was runnin' about as fast as they can go, but blowin' off about my great shooting would turn some off, and rightfully so, so I refrained. Some would say,"No brag, just fact", but it still comes off as self promotion regardless of how you try to say it. Killing the elk was the primary feat, not the shot. When the killing of the game becomes secondary to some great feat of marksmanship in the telling, maybe we have the horse before the cart. That's all folks! LOL
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#492232 - 11/13/07 07:08 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: 4onaside]
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4onaside-

OK. So you can shoot at the same distance as me and yours is allright, but mines not? You had no way to exactly practice that shot (no bull runs exactlly the same speed, with the exact wind, elevation, and humidity here in TN).

I take a shot at a still animal, in zero wind, at the same elevation, temp, and humidity as what I've practiced at and I'm wrong? What a hypocrite you are.


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#492248 - 11/13/07 07:14 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Your rhetoric sounds a lot like PETA rants. This Saturday - put down your gun, walk to where you want to hunt, and kill one with a spear, while wearing nothing but clothes you made from previous skins.

Then you can talk about ethics / morals a little more clearly - and with more of an audience.

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#492311 - 11/13/07 07:50 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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I wasn't blowin' my own sails about the shot. You were your's(and still are). Also, mine was with a 7mag, and it was as much luck as anything else. Can you understand that LUCK? I just lead him with a steady swing and squeezed. Good shooting form that I know to try to do. I was kneeling and using a horizonal spruce limb as a rest. So, North and South was pretty well covered. It was the East to West that was tricky. That's all. But in the final analysis, it was just good luck. And there ain't nothin' hypocritical about that. The killing of the elk was the important deal, not what a great shot that I was. That's the whole point. Oh yeah, the animal was a 6 x 5, probably 4.5 or 5.5 years old, which probably weighed 650 lbs,10,500 ft up in the Colorado Rockies, not a 45 lb whitetail fawn which didn't even live long enough to become wild. Surely you could have gotten much closer to that class of animal before you had to take the shot. Isn't that what hunting is about? If it's not, you could accomplish just as much with your admittedly good shooting by never leaving the range. Man, you have your own handprints right in the middle of your back! Hey, the ability to do that without dislocating your shoulder is a bigger deal than the shot.
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#492358 - 11/13/07 08:15 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: 4onaside]
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EWC....you might as well let it go cause you are not going to get anywhere with this argument. Somehow I think what got lost in all this is that in his own way EWC was just trying to state how well the Savage muzzleloader can perform on occasions. Just like I was misunderstood back when I mentioned I had shot a 1/2 inch group with mine at 200 yds. Maybe both post came over as bragging but I sure did not intend for mine to be taken that way and I don't think EWC did either . That is part of the problem with posting on forums with words. They can be twisted into many opinions ,right or wrong. It sounds like he made a great shot and I would say that any of us who have hunted a lot in our lives have at some time or another made a shot that was out of the norm for us and if you didn't have a little bit of pride in doing it then you are not human !
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#492538 - 11/13/07 09:15 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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When I saw the title of this post I knew:

1) It was a Savage ML10II,
2) This post would go down hill fast.

I'm shooting 44.5gr of VV N110 and Hornady 250 SSTs at 2400fps.
The only gun in my safe that compare for accuracy is my Remington 700 varmint rifle in .222 cal.

Sure is nice to clean a MZ only once a year.

Congrats on a fine shot.


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#492854 - 11/14/07 07:01 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: renegade50
i just know when i get mine i will be asking for all types of load advice from ya all that got one . dosent vithrovi(spelling)powder company make a 4 pack of 4 0z powder cans multi pack different powder thing to experiment with and dosent savage only reccomend certain types of powder be used only?


I am not sure about the 4 oz. 4 packs but yes Savage only list 3 powders but there are some others that work just as good or better just make sure it is comparable to the others. I use VV 120 . At the risk of upsetting EWC I would recomend you visit http://www.Randywakeman.com ,He has a whole host of articles on loads and the history of the gun. It is very informative, There is another site that I can not remember off the top of my head that is useful also.(EWC can tell you what it is) ;\)
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#492855 - 11/14/07 07:01 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Fence Post-

Your rhetoric sounds a lot like PETA rants. This Saturday - put down your gun, walk to where you want to hunt, and kill one with a spear, while wearing nothing but clothes you made from previous skins.

Then you can talk about ethics / morals a little more clearly - and with more of an audience.

Naa, on second thought,I won't even say it....... ;\)


Edited by Fence Post (11/14/07 07:01 AM)
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#493009 - 11/14/07 09:02 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: MRUTVOL]
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 Originally Posted By: MRUTVOL
EWC....you might as well let it go cause you are not going to get anywhere with this argument. Somehow I think what got lost in all this is that in his own way EWC was just trying to state how well the Savage muzzleloader can perform on occasions. Just like I was misunderstood back when I mentioned I had shot a 1/2 inch group with mine at 200 yds. Maybe both post came over as bragging but I sure did not intend for mine to be taken that way and I don't think EWC did either . That is part of the problem with posting on forums with words. They can be twisted into many opinions ,right or wrong. It sounds like he made a great shot and I would say that any of us who have hunted a lot in our lives have at some time or another made a shot that was out of the norm for us and if you didn't have a little bit of pride in doing it then you are not human !
 Originally Posted By: MRUTVOL
EWC....you might as well let it go cause you are not going to get anywhere with this argument. Somehow I think what got lost in all this is that in his own way EWC was just trying to state how well the Savage muzzleloader can perform on occasions. Just like I was misunderstood back when I mentioned I had shot a 1/2 inch group with mine at 200 yds. Maybe both post came over as bragging but I sure did not intend for mine to be taken that way and I don't think EWC did either . That is part of the problem with posting on forums with words. They can be twisted into many opinions ,right or wrong. It sounds like he made a great shot and I would say that any of us who have hunted a lot in our lives have at some time or another made a shot that was out of the norm for us and if you didn't have a little bit of pride in doing it then you are not human !
You are 100% correct. We are all human, and pride is a part of all of our makeup. ewc made a fine shot, and he obviously is a great rifle shot who works at it. Its just that its hard to report our own exploits without coming off as bragging. The only things that I brag about nowadays are my grandchildren, who are, of course, above average, all great athletes, scholars and handsome to boot! I have always been only a mediocre rifle shot, adequate but not particularly good, and I'm not getting any better as I get older. Shooting a shotgun is another matter, but getting too specific about that will leave me hanging out there won't it? LOL
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#493019 - 11/14/07 09:13 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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While deer hunting I like to use every legal advantage possible . I have no problem putting mature bucks on the wall and all but one was inside of 35 yards, so I know how to get close to the big boys. That being said I also like being able to maximize my effective killing range with all my weapons.If a person knows what they can do with a specific weapon and can consistently make ethical killing shots at above average distances then more power to them.Even though all the deer that I have killed have been inside 100 yards with the exception of 3, I sure like knowing that I can easily kill with any of my rifles at 400 yards.
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#493206 - 11/14/07 11:32 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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renegade, I think that the paintball deal is a great idea, since I don't particularly like to eat whitetails anyway. Can you imagine the guy who kills it scratchin' his head wondering about the paint? The only thing better would be if it had a tag in his ear! LOL
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#494279 - 11/15/07 12:41 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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EWC,
Congrats on the Deer & the Shot.
To heck with the naysayers
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#497311 - 11/17/07 08:01 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Great shot. It's good that you actually practiced at that range before attempting the shot at an animal.
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#499703 - 11/19/07 07:24 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: jetwrnch]
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Ya'll remember when I killed that deer with a rock? Yeah anyway - ancient people killed mastodons using a stick with a sharp rock on the end of it. Heck of a shot ewc. I couldnt make it but if someone can wack an elephant with that gear, I'll buy you the biggest steak you can eat.
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#500817 - 11/20/07 02:58 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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In before 100 yard bow shot and Ferg....
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#502753 - 11/21/07 07:23 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TAKE A CHANCE]
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It is only the best equipment, and practicing with it to become aquainted with the trajectory can this be done. I believe this is the case and commend ewc`s achievement.

Great shot........
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#502864 - 11/21/07 08:37 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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Thanks. Good luck the remainder of the season - you're welcome to hunt with me anytime.

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#502896 - 11/21/07 08:53 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Tim, Tiny, and others-

Thanks. Really would have been harder without resources such as this site and Doug's (the best Savage 10ml only site on the web).

The shot itself wasn't that hard. Figuring drop beforehand took time, but when the shot presented itself, I was anticipating a kill.

My buddy wanted to sneak around for a closer shot, but had we tried that, we'd have been busted - and still had a +241 yd shot.

I'd shoot again tomorrow (at a still animal, at that range) and anticipate me killing it.

FWIW- Killed one last weekend at 205 with it. High shoulder shot and zero yds to recovery.

Deer seem to like the fields this year.

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#502902 - 11/21/07 08:57 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Good shooting man.

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#503093 - 11/21/07 11:41 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
Tim, Tiny, and others-

Thanks. Really would have been harder without resources such as this site and Doug's (the best Savage 10ml only site on the web).

The shot itself wasn't that hard. Figuring drop beforehand took time, but when the shot presented itself, I was anticipating a kill.

My buddy wanted to sneak around for a closer shot, but had we tried that, we'd have been busted - and still had a +241 yd shot.

I'd shoot again tomorrow (at a still animal, at that range) and anticipate me killing it.

FWIW- Killed one last weekend at 205 with it. High shoulder shot and zero yds to recovery.

Deer seem to like the fields this year.



Congrats on the other one.
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#503325 - 11/22/07 10:14 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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Nice seeing you post DA , Tim, Tiny, and others-great shooting indeed Good shooting men.
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#503347 - 11/22/07 10:35 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: Locksley]
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Congrats ewc ;\)

Last year I killed a doe at 254 yards with mine.
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#503363 - 11/22/07 10:55 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: FLIPPER]
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Way to go Flipper. Nice shot.
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#503370 - 11/22/07 11:02 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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I'm waiting for Cassius Clay's post. LOL
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#503388 - 11/22/07 11:15 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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I killed this doe this year at 9 1/2 yards \:D

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#503704 - 11/22/07 06:50 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ]
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Now you're cookin' Flipper!
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#503892 - 11/22/07 08:17 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: 4onaside]
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That's good shooting. I'm getting into this MZ stuff. No real MZ season in TX so nobody really shoots them.
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#511480 - 11/28/07 08:19 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: TX300mag]
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Muzzleloading is alot of fun and when the time is spent learning which loads it likes, then making one of these long range kills, it just doesn't get anymore satisfying.
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#525055 - 12/11/07 03:51 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Sorry to be so late but don't get to the muzzleloader talk very often. Awesome shot and it is evident that you had practiced and knew your weapon. Would have loved to have been there and seen and heard the shot. What is your maximum range with this weapon?
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#526702 - 12/12/07 07:42 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: twostates]
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Right now, my max range is 326 yards.

I had a 300 yard zero and held for a high shoulder. My sst did not drop at all from 300-326. Some of that was me, I'm sure.

I may change zeros come practice time, as I know further is very doable.

I'll let you know-

Judd

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#527456 - 12/13/07 12:21 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Great job ewc. I love my Savage. Since I haven't practiced beyond 200 yds, I will not attempt a longer shot. If I practice at 300, and am good at it, I would love to take the same shot that you did.
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#583059 - 01/26/08 04:59 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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let r rip
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#583113 - 01/26/08 05:37 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: deerjackie]
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check out the range of the canadian ultimate 500 ml and you wont question 360 yards. hint, it aint called ultimate 5oo for nothing. 1600 bucks plus tax
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#583491 - 01/26/08 10:56 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Dude 300 yards is 300 yards no matter what you shoot.
He-- of a shot.
Congrats
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#584538 - 01/27/08 07:23 PM Re: 326 yards [Re: RodBone75]
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Congrats on the shot.
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#596680 - 02/03/08 08:50 AM Re: 326 yards [Re: ewc]
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Great shooting!!!I wish I had the time and place to practice shot like yours.
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