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    TRG 338 on song!

    After years of shooting clay pans steel and paper I finally decided it was time to have a crack at some live game.
    I will say now that the preperation and skills for a shot like this has been a long time coming and not taken lightly out of respect for the animal.
    To cut along story short every thing has been verified out to the target distances we set our selves.
    We went out sat afternoon and drove past some red stags still soft at about 450 but we had a plan!
    You guessed it not a bloody deer insight where we would usually see 20.
    The next day of we go trying to get my 10 year old on to an easy one which he gave a second chance we carried on and got onto some fallow that were in the money.
    I wanted my mate to shoot as its his property and I had the pride of setting up my rifle for long range shooting as well as he is a very competent shot and he lets us come and grace his farm shooting and motor bike riding with his kids and ours.
    We got comfortable with me spotting through the 6.5 and making the windcalls when to shoot.
    With 28.75 of elevation and .75 of spin drift +.75 of wind he let strip!
    I was thinking to myself after the shot, shit that must have missed by a longway as they didnt even move!
    But wait! All of a sudden there was deer bouncing around every where with one impiticular doing the upside down dance of death!
    It was quite a feeling of satisfaction to have put together a first round hit with the distance been a not to shabby 1095 yards.
    A great team effort with my turn on the trigger next!
    This photo is taken on 4 power on my phone
    The boys went out on sat evening while the adults were long ranging in the next block to get a stag in the velvet and came back with this to put on a wall mount.thank god not the big boys we been seeing!
    My favorite sentences i like to hear are - I suppose so. and Send It!

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    Wicked shot
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    It was under this tree!
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    How long did it take you to pick up the deer in the binos?
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    Straight away toby.the zeiss rf binos never let me down!
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    Its always good two finally get one at 1000+, your mate is very lucky, shame it was a Sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Its always good two finally get one at 1000+, your mate is very lucky, shame it was a Sako
    Yep all good i reckon but boy does he owe me now!
    When ya finally sell one of those custom guns you can have a decent sako as well brads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    Yep all good i reckon but boy does he owe me now!
    When ya finally sell one of those custom guns you can have a decent sako as well brads!
    Id have two sell half the farm that I don't own two afford a sako Andy

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    I had a mate pick up a trg and big smitty for I think 4500 , the steal of the year.
    Right place and right time for that sort of stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    I had a mate pick up a trg and big smitty for I think 4500 , the steal of the year.
    Right place and right time for that sort of stuff
    Yeah i tried two buy that for a Forum member, he wanted 8 at the time in the local shop. Big Ziess you mean?

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    Yea zeiss it was with the 72 mm objective.
    Couldnt believe it.
    Another mate got a trg which was almost brand new with the big smitty.it had the folding stock factory bipod and brake. I think it cost 17 to set up and he got it for ten.
    It is more than I would pay for a rig.
    he got me to sort out some ammo and do the zero as he be a busy man.
    I ended up using some factory 250g match which was doing consistent 1/2 moa.that was more accurate than the 285 match. It was that mint I was scared to get it dirty!
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    Nice shooting Andy. As a mate of mine says, the nice thing about being able to shoot at longer distances is that you know it will still be there when you get there.

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    Pity I cant use the 338 this weekend I reckon eh Gillie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    It was under this tree!
    Classic bush hunting, then.
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    Great shot. Looks like you could have got much closer though eh?

 

 

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