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    Average distance

    Shooting red stags......what is the average distance in North island vs. South Island.

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    well that's a curly one.....bush stalking hobbits would probable AVERAGE 40 yards...some at 5 and some at 150
    open country from 100- as far as you can shoot
    personally after 40 ish deer there are only 3 that I couldn't have/would have struggles to hit with open sighted .30/30 I started out with.

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    I hunt Nth canterbury tops and have kept records of the distances I've shoot deer/animals from 2008. I've shot 35 animals in that time and the average range is 347yds. The furtherest was 638yds.
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    That's very cool @stug. Do you keep a notebook/journal? I'd love to see how it's set out - photo maybe? (without you giving away locations of course)

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    I use an excel spreadsheet. Just write a few formulas and it calculates avg distance also have it to record how many deer at each range (hundred yards) and each year.

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    I've kept a record in a note book for the last 6 years. North Island. Average is 172 yards for 70 mixed deer. Last 10 average 155 yds. Last 4 during the roar average 105 yards (300,90,15,15,). Bush, bush edge and tops. Not counting Tahr in the SI.

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    @Tahr would you mind sharing a picture of yours? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambnz View Post
    @Tahr would you mind sharing a picture of yours? Cheers
    It's just a spiral bound note book. It has all of the locations in it too I will see if I can work out how to black the locations out of a pic of a couple of pages.
    I put in it when, where, range, rifle, projectile. Details of the deer seen and where, and details of the deer I shot (if I did). And who I was with (if anyone) and details of their kill if they got one. I record every trip.

    I also keep a blog (on another site) of everything I get with my dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I hunt Nth canterbury tops and have kept records of the distances I've shoot deer/animals from 2008. I've shot 35 animals in that time and the average range is 347yds. The furtherest was 638yds.
    Stug.....what caliber and what kind of rifle do you mostly use?

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    Most were shot with 7mm rem mag, a couple with 7 RUM, now using 7 SAUM.

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    I'm in Canterbury too, so mainly in open country. last 6 deer:
    305yds
    475yds
    160yds
    387yds
    265yds
    405yds

    While I enjoy time in the bush, the tops are so spectacular!
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    In the bush 40m average and tops 280m. I used to have hunting log books with moon, weather, time and shot placement but now only a reloading log books, batchs count with chrony range data etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Most were shot with 7mm rem mag, a couple with 7 RUM, now using 7 SAUM.
    Stug....from your experience how do these 3 7mm Mag calibers compare in terms of effectiveness?

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    I had the 7mm mag the most and had consistent one shot kills with it. The 7 RUM didn't kill as well witha the couple of animals I shot with it. But I feel that the projectiles I used were too hard. I used the Berger hybrid 180gr.
    My 7 SAUM is only doing 2800ish but kills well, but doesn't dump them on the ground like the 7mm mag.

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    The posters question is a open ended question... Myself as I hunt the bush and clearings its predominantly sub 200 usually within 50y.then if I opt for the tops down here well it's a question of how far can you anchor a animal. This also reflects my calibre of choice-308-.

 

 

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