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Thread: Quite a good shot?

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    Quite a good shot?

    Well I thought this was a damn good shot, not by me. A mate took this hind across a gully at 398m double-checked by rangefinder before and after the shot. 6.5x55 T3, factory SST 130g (I think), 12x scope. Just a field shot off his backpack, animal was side on, he centred his 400m holdover reticle on her shoulder and windage took it onto the neck. Impressive exit wound I thought, the smear on her side is where she slid down headfirst over her blood trail.

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    More a lucky shot. A good shot would have landed where it was aimed. Still, the BBQ doesn't tell the difference.
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    That looks like a solid looking beast.
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    Shit no ya need a rem mag or a 270 to do that
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    Good to see the wind drift took the pill to safe kill or clean miss outcome. As pro golfers say - make sure you miss on the high side.
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    @luckey That looks like a "Bruzzer" of a shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireflite View Post
    @luckey That looks like a "Bruzzer" of a shot!
    Ah, yes indeed, I didn't think of him being on this forum. he may want to claim it himself...

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    Can’t conplain with that result. Did your mate forget to hold for wind or was it just stronger than expected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-P.Nth View Post
    Can’t conplain with that result. Did your mate forget to hold for wind or was it just stronger than expected?
    Could be that he did allow for the wind and achieved a great neck shot !

    A lot of meat on that beast.

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    To be fair @luckey from your description your mate should have your forum name... he was lucky and so was the deer, that was probably only an inch or two from a bit of a disaster. That’s a good 8-9mph wind maybe more depending on angle to get the bullet to shift that much at 400m, probably a 8-10” hold for windage. Just guessing the numbers but yeah, glad it was an emphatic kill.
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    Bit of summer venison for you mate. She looks like a bloody old hind, really long in the head and razor back condition
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    Those neck shots are good (no waste) well done
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