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Huner killed this 11 pt? this morning in MD on youth day. He killed a 9 pt with the crossbow last Sat. Lucky $hit. LOL. Got it with his Salvage Axis 243 shooting 85 Sierra Game Kings. Don't know the story yet.





 

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Yeah it does. I tried to hunt this morn in MD but I chickened out due to wind and cold. Already have one hanging. Don't really want to have to butcher 2. I might hunt in the morning. Supposed to be colder but not nearly as windy.
 

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Well done, young man!

Very well done. In this day and age of nuclear blasting rifles and "ten mile" shots this young fellow proved the most important thing: ACCURACY trumps megatonnage of impact. In other words, he's good enough NOT to need a [email protected] MAGNUM for a white tail deer. His father should be quite proud of his son's hunting ability and quite clearly Dad has taught him a thing or two GOOD about shooting & hunting! That's one fine deer for a young hunter to get!! Any hunter in fact!
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Yeah it does. I tried to hunt this morn in MD but I chickened out due to wind and cold. Already have one hanging. Don't really want to have to butcher 2. I might hunt in the morning. Supposed to be colder but not nearly as windy.
It was 27 and breezy when I hit the woods this morning about 45 minutes south of Louisville, Charlie. I was layered up like a Damlasgna, I'll tell ya, and it worked pretty well. I didn't get very cold this morning, but I was beginning to feel it when the sun started dropping around 4 or 4:30. Saw two deer, both fairly close, but no shot due to the dang understory of beech saplings where I hunt.

That's a dandy buck the young man killed. Same caliber and bullet that I load for whitetails. WD Swift and several others here on the board put me onto that Sierra 85 and it's a dandy.

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Mark consulted with me on the game king. I assured him it's a great bullet based on what I heard here. He said it performed flawlessly. Not too much shock to ruin meat, it exited at 80 yds and totally destroyed the innards. What powder do you use? I would guess IMR4350? He used 36 gr IMR4064 which grouped under a nickle at 100. I use nothing but 4064 im my 243 with heavyish bullets over 87 gr.
 

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Beauty of a buck, congratulations to the young man. I found in my 243 CDL that 37.5gr IMR4064 is the most accurate with the 85HPBT Sierra. The load I like the best with that bullet though in the 243 is 44.0gr IMR4831, in the 6jmm Rem it is 46.5gr IMR4831.
 
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