Whats your longest rifle shot on a deer?


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Koontzy
December 26, 2007, 12:16 AM
How far was it and what were you using? I havent hunted with rifles but with a what I have it was:

Shotgun. Remington 870 12 gauge/w slug: 122 yards on a 8 point in southern Indiana
Muzzleloader: CVA Kodiak .50 cal: 165 yards on a doe in Indiana.
and while I am at it... I will throw in my bow shot also:)
Bow: Merlin Hunters Quest: 35 yards on a 6 point(first deer I killed with a bow)

both performed well... although I doubt I would take the shotgun shot again...

what about you?

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Twud
December 26, 2007, 12:31 AM
410 paces with a 257 Wby. Dropped like a stone.

RJS34
December 26, 2007, 01:04 AM
400 Yards.

27" 4x4 Mule Deer.

oldhammy1
December 26, 2007, 01:08 AM
565 yards- 30-06

Next day my buddy- 795 yards- 300 win mag

Hoppy590
December 26, 2007, 01:10 AM
795 yards- 300 win mag
:eek:

for real?

the round can do it, most people cant.

rangerruck
December 26, 2007, 04:23 AM
that 257 Mr. wetherby shot is amazing, but then again, that is one amazing cart.

Zeke/PA
December 26, 2007, 09:19 AM
Neck shot (intentional) a very large Whitetail doe at 320 yards with my Ruger #1, .270 win.
Zeke

LeonCarr
December 26, 2007, 09:34 AM
My longest shot is only 230 yards, Whitetail buck, through the lungs DRT, and that shot was in West Texas, where most people think the shots are long, but not always :).

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

MassMark
December 26, 2007, 09:37 AM
No great distances, but the best shot I ever made was on a running Ohio whitetail deer at just a bit over 100-yards with a .58 caliber Zouave. He was full-tilt boogie and I was shooting from a sunken foundation of an old corn silo. I led him, squeezed and the trigger and hit him right behind his shoulder - he dropped like a rock, chin planted into the cornfield and skidded to a stop on his belly. The other odd thing was that I swear I saw the miniball glint in the sun as it headed downrange....

PawPaw
December 26, 2007, 09:49 AM
122 long steps. .35 Remington out of a Marlin .336, scoped with a Burris 2.5X

The closest one I've ever missed was at the unbelievable range of 27 yards. I shot under him with a scoped .243 that has always held MOA. Can anyone say "buck fever"?

kir_kenix
December 26, 2007, 09:56 AM
i shot a button buck at right over 400 yards last year (knew the exact distance before i shot) the last day of season. would never take a shot like that agian, unless it was under similiar circumstances.

90% of my deer have been inside 100 yds.

Will Fennell
December 26, 2007, 10:04 AM
I've killed over 100 whitetails, and many more have been inside 20 yards, than over 200;)

Geno
December 26, 2007, 10:09 AM
525 yards w/ .257 Wea. Mag. in a Mark V Deluxe with Leupold 3.5-10X40 AO in Leupold Dual Dovtail bases/rings.

browningguy
December 26, 2007, 10:10 AM
The longest in the last 5 years, since the advent of affordable rangefinders, 186 yards. 7x57 Mauser, 173 gr.'s through both front shoulders.

Before rangefinders I used to make lots of 250 yard + shots. LOL

skinewmexico
December 26, 2007, 10:15 AM
Mule deer - 411 yards - 2506.
Sika - 350 - 2506

Shawnee
December 26, 2007, 11:23 AM
Longest I can be relatively certain of has been 360 yds. with a .243

Am certain 90% of my deer have been taken within 250yds. and 80% have been no more than 200yds.

:cool:

Walkalong
December 26, 2007, 11:33 AM
175ish yards

Marlin 39A

Stingers

Doe

Back of the head

Lights out

Squirrel season (shhh)(well, statue of limitations is out though)

Kimber1911_06238
December 26, 2007, 11:47 AM
maybe 95 yards....most have been within bow distance. Seems I always get 150 yard shot with my bow and 30 yard shots with a gun. I need to switch things around a bit. Where I hunt is usually thick forest, don't get many clear shots over 75 yards

Reyn
December 26, 2007, 11:52 AM
50-60yds

Bill73
December 26, 2007, 11:57 AM
362 paces, .25-06, 8 point.

gcrookston
December 26, 2007, 12:28 PM
I was 16 and out with my Dad. The deer was a 6 pointer standing on top of a ridge line in Western Colorado, not far from Rifle. It was just past dawn. We had 4" of fresh snow that morning and more was coming down. I said, "I can hit that one from here", we were in the bottom of a draw. It was an uphill shot of about 600 yrds. It was a gentleman's bet and my father said I'd regret it, if I got it.

I dropped it with a .264WM on the first shot. It tumbled about 200 yards down the opposite side of the ridge. Best/worst shot I ever did. Now when I hunt, I consider how far I'll have to drag it. That was one long hall, quartering the animal, halling it up the ridge, down the ridge, up the draw and about a half mile to the truck.

He was a pretty smart fellow, my old man. If I had that shot again, I'd let it go. Way too much work.

TCB in TN
December 26, 2007, 01:28 PM
Rifle - 357 yards (laser rf) with a Ruger M77 .270 shooting 150gr winchester silver tips

Shotgun 45 yard single shot 12ga with slug.

Handgun 11 yards with Ruger BH.

DannyinJapan
December 26, 2007, 01:42 PM
It tumbled about 200 yards
I find it hard to believe the animal wasn't a mass of broken bones and bloody dirt after tumbling 600 feet down a cliff.

PawPaw
December 26, 2007, 01:50 PM
I asked a fellow once, "Where's the best place to shoot an elk?"

He replied, "Close to a pickup truck."

Oohrah
December 26, 2007, 06:03 PM
Longest was 385 yards with an 03 scoped with 20" barrel. Stock
was glass bedded and shortened GI scant. Scope 4X Weaver. Ammo
180 grain Seirra with 59 grains of 4831. A long carry back to camp!:D
This rifle enjoyed many hunts with one shot kills over the years:D The
last was in the back yard at 40 yards:neener:

bjorgenson
December 26, 2007, 06:13 PM
375 Yards heart/lung shot with a 7mm WSM. Used the 160 Accubond and the buck dropped like a rock.

HB
December 26, 2007, 06:35 PM
30 yards with a 1960's era winchester 30-30... The year before that was 23 yards.

dirtyjim
December 26, 2007, 06:37 PM
back when i could afford a good lease in west texas & my back yard was a 29 acre cow pasture that i could practice shooting out to about 400 yards. i made quite a few 500+ yard shots on deer, we didn't have any laser rangefinders back then so we had to guestimate the distance. i think my best shot on a deer was with my brothers ruger #1 300wm, it had a 16x scope on it & the deer looked mighty small. we were on one mountain & it was on the other. now my best shot was on a fox with my weatherby lazermark 270wm it was about 550 yards out i was trying for a head shot & got him in the neck.
now that i don't get to shoot as often as i used to & i don't have i good place to practice long shots i wouldn't attempt either one of those shots now

Grunt
December 26, 2007, 06:41 PM
When I farmed back in ND, my usual ground was one of my fields across the ravine. Closest shot you'd get would be 200 yards and the farthest would be 780. The last buck I dropped out there was at 662 yards lased and witnessed by the wife who was doing the spotting. Great thing about hunting that ground was every day the deer would come up out of the ravine around 1630 or so and during the off-season, I made range cards to every prominant point out there and kept a good dope book so that makes it easy hunting right there. After the shot, get in the truck, drive out to the field, pick him up and drive home. Sort of shopping for meat on the hoof.:evil:

carnaby
December 26, 2007, 06:53 PM
My first and only deer was taken at 30 yards with a .300 win mag. The rifle was up to it :)

Bazooka Joe71
December 26, 2007, 07:00 PM
I asked a fellow once, "Where's the best place to shoot an elk?"

He replied, "Close to a pickup truck."


I like that.:)

MCgunner
December 26, 2007, 07:04 PM
A mulie a little over 350 with a 7 mag. My limit is 400, won't shoot farther.

Whitetail in brush or woods is one thing, but mulies can be and often are cross canyon shots. I've not hunted 'em much, mostly whitetail and I've never shot a whitetail over 200 that I can recall, though my grandpa did with a .257 Roberts at a little over 300.

oklahoma caveman
December 26, 2007, 07:36 PM
357 yds with a rem700 7mm-08

Triple S
December 26, 2007, 07:49 PM
501 yards confirmed with a rangefinder. Model 700 in 7mm Rem. Mag with 150 grain Sciroccos.

Hypnogator
December 26, 2007, 09:36 PM
600 yds across a canyon above the Snake River in eastern Washington. Remington 700 BDL in .300 Win Mag.

kir_kenix
December 27, 2007, 08:11 AM
alot of these answers are going to vary depending on where somone lives. when i lived in wooded north west michigan, my shots were generally close.

now that i live in open nebraska, i have traded in my 30-30's for a longer range bolt or pump gun (not that u cant be successful w/ a lever action by any means).

GD
December 27, 2007, 10:03 AM
My average distance is about 50 yards. But about 10 years ago, I made the mistake of taking a scoped SKS out on the last day of the hunt. I was getting desperate to get a deer and made a 225 yard shot. The 1st round grazed the deers head. The 2nd shot nailed him. Never again! I now hunt only with my most accurate rifles and would make a 225 yard shot with one of them, but general get one at much closer ranges.

alsaqr
December 27, 2007, 10:13 AM
Longest shot on a white tail deer was 482 measured yards with a Remington model 700 in .30-06. Bang flopped a doe Monday at a lasered 412 yards with my favorite 150 grain handload and that same Remington model 700 in .30-06.

foghornl
December 27, 2007, 11:24 AM
178 Yards with my {Gasp!} scoped Marlin .30/30.

Laser range-finder measured, and paced.

Bambi just sort of stood there, walked a couple of yards, leaned against a tree, then wump! DRT

H&Hhunter
December 27, 2007, 11:33 AM
Don't rightly reckon I know the distance for sure. But it took the bullet a week to git there and me a month to walk over to the ole critter.

Good thing my bullets was packed in salt or the ole critter might have spoilt betwix the time I shot him and when I loaded him on my mule.;)

Corse I wuz usin one of them new technology cap fire rifles so anything wuz possible.

AH-1
December 27, 2007, 02:28 PM
I have only killed 2 deer over 100 yards:).
1.285 measured 270 rem 700 bdl.
2.130 measured ruger 77 in 7x57

thats in about 40 years of hunting.seems most shots I have made were in the 60-80 yard zone.alot of them with cast bullets.
pete

siglite
December 27, 2007, 02:36 PM
Farthest shot was probably about 85yds across a creek valley. It's some vertical hilly terrain here. That was a good shot though... because of the angles, I only had a 4" target window for a clean drop. (was shooting from directly behind the deer with about 20' of elevation) I made the shot from the kneeling position with no trees or anything for support.

I'm equipped to shoot to the moon, because it's possible you could get a cross-valley shot ranging out to 400m or more. It just hasn't happened to me yet.

Dallee
December 27, 2007, 02:47 PM
A spike buck at 300 yds(measured on my truck odometer)with a RMEF H&R Ultra in 280 Remington from a good rest on a big hay bale. Various landmarks in this big field(approx. 820X200 yds)had been lazed,so I wasn't guessimating completely.:cool:

missouri dave
December 27, 2007, 02:57 PM
Whitetail deer, 140 yards or so, 6.5 swede. Dropped like, well, like he was shot. Never seen the attraction in long range shooting really. Bowhunters have killed nearly every kind of animal on this earth and most were within 20 yards or so. If a bowhunter can within 20 yards I can get within 200 yards.

H&Hhunter
December 27, 2007, 03:38 PM
2.130 measured ruger 77 in 7x57


AH-1,

I have to say I like your taste in rifles!

Do you fly Cobras?

KINGMAX
December 27, 2007, 04:02 PM
I agree w/ having a truck close by. I am very selective in taking game. I like them close enough to give it a once over before I put it down. I enjoy still hunting. I don't enjoy chasing a wounded deer through the woods. I hunt w/ a Remington 700 ADL in .270, combined w/ 150 gr silver tips, it has brought down meat every time I told it to do so. A very high percent were taken within 120 to 215 yards. I do have one stand that would take a shot out to 500 yards, I have never had to take a shot that far.

RobTzu
December 27, 2007, 04:04 PM
I got 8 Reindeer mid flight with my .50 BMG. Easily 40,000 feet.

Rokman
December 27, 2007, 06:01 PM
460 paces with .25-06.

skinewmexico
December 27, 2007, 06:20 PM
Never seen the attraction in long range shooting really.

Not always an attraction. Sometimes it's a necessity. If you wait on a 200 yard shot on a mule deer in central New Mexico, you'll never shoot.

arctictom
December 27, 2007, 07:37 PM
2 black tails at 125 yards w/1895 marlin GG thorough the ears and upper neck (on the second deer) with a Wild West guns ghost ring/peep.

cobrian45
December 27, 2007, 08:01 PM
560 yards across a canyon (that's deceiving) on a free range Aoudad in Central Texas with a 7mm STW. Two shots, two hits, first high in the shoulder, it hunched and stood still. The second hit low in the chest/ribs behind the shoulder (as insurance). It walked 10 yards uphill and dropped.

Best combo wasn't long shooting, but was 6 Axis deer with the same gun - 7 STW (first two with one shot) all as fast as I could shoot and re-load. All head and neck shots ranging from 60 - 120 yards.

.38 Special
December 27, 2007, 09:07 PM
Cooper wrote something to the effect that anyone taking a shot beyond 300 yards should be required to sit down and explain, in triplicate and longhand, why it was necessary. I personally hope to someday see a thread where we brag about our shortest shots and heap scorn upon anyone who hasn't the skill to get closer than 400, 500, 600+ yards from the animal.

siglite
December 27, 2007, 10:07 PM
Perhaps we can get together an heap scorn on anyone who lacks the skill to make a clean shot at 400, 500, and 600 yards on such a large target zone. Cooper's arrogance was often a source of annoyance for me. Well, it's not really arrogance... more like closed mindedness. If it wasn't his way, then clearly it should be derided as idiotic and moronic.

The guy had some valid points. But no one's right 100% of the time about everything. I say if someone has the marksmanship skills to take animals at longer ranges, go for it.

Now, I would find fault with someone that over-estimates their skills and results in a wounded animal suffering. But my confidence in hitting a deer in the vitals out to at least 400 is VERY high. And if I get that shot on a deer I want, I'm going to take it. And Cooper can do my triplicate longhand explanation himself.

Oh, wait....

Brian Dale
December 27, 2007, 11:03 PM
200 yd., from standing; deer was standing, too. Measured with string the following day.

Heart/lungs. Springfield 1903A3 in .30-'06, sporterized in the 1950s; 4x Lyman All-American; Rem. 150 gr. Core-Lokt PSP.

Shortest: I'm a lot prouder of the sub-40 yard shots that I've made. Granted, it's easier to get close in hilly country; not everybody has the terrain that I can enjoy here (UP the hill, then DOWN, and then UP, and bloody DOWN, and Oh Look: I get to climb UP some more...). Still, it's called hunting; I like to get as close as I can.

.38 Special
December 27, 2007, 11:44 PM
Perhaps we can get together an heap scorn on anyone who lacks the skill to make a clean shot at 400, 500, and 600 yards on such a large target zone....I say if someone has the marksmanship skills to take animals at longer ranges, go for it....Now, I would find fault with someone that over-estimates their skills and results in a wounded animal suffering
The trouble, I think, lies in the fact that many people can hit a distant target, from a bench, in good conditions, at a known range, after a few ranging shots, most of the time. Many of these same people then believe that they can repeat that performance, on demand, at unknown ranges, under real-world conditions, from an improvised position -- not to mention that many people seem to believe that the "large target zone" is the whole deer, and not the +/- 7" vital area. These things tend to add up to three-legged deer, which are among the few things in this world that truly upset me.

Like you, I have no problem with the true marksmen who have a very high probability of making the 400, 500, 600 yard shot. It's just been my experience that an awful lot of people think they are that marksman, and precious few actually are.

.38 Special
December 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
I'm a lot prouder of the sub-40 yard shots that I've made...Still, it's called hunting; I like to get as close as I can.
Amen, brother. Any jackass can whang away at deer he can't see without his wunderscope. Only a hunter can sneak to within 50 feet of his animal.

.45Guy
December 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
Longest: A hair over 100 with a 1952 Winchester 94. Ammo used: 150 grain silver tips.

Shortest: ~20 yards with a Savage 111 in .270 Win. Ammo used: 130 grain Remington Core Lokts.

It's strange that the two extremes happened in the same season.

siglite
December 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
Like you, I have no problem with the true marksmen who have a very high probability of making the 400, 500, 600 yard shot. It's just been my experience that an awful lot of people think they are that marksman, and precious few actually are.

We're in complete agreement there.

TimM
December 28, 2007, 12:31 AM
Doing most of my deer hunting back east my longest shot was a little over 200 yrds with a Remington 700 7mm-08.

My best shot (I was 17 years old) was on a running 8 point at 95 yards - put three shots in a palm sized group through both lungs with a Remington 760 pump action, Weaver 4X scope in 300 Savage.

rob4570
December 28, 2007, 01:55 AM
400+ 30/06 with a good solid rest, 250 free handed 7mm08

rob4570
December 28, 2007, 02:02 AM
yes I too am proud of the 25 to 45 yard shots that I have made on deer with my mod 29 smith 44 but I didnt spend all that time at the reloading bench and the shooting bench to not take advantage of a long shot opportunity when it arises

Koontzy
December 28, 2007, 03:50 AM
I will have to agree with .38 special and others on the short shots..

I shot a 6 point buck with a bow at 18 yards, while my whole body was shaking from buck fever lol... and I am very proud of myself for getting calmed down enough to take the shot....

I also agree that someone that can shoot 500 yards off a bench shouldnt go out and expect to do the same thing freehanded... that why I will be doing both... although I doubt I will take a shot at 500 yards with a .30-06 or whatever I end up getting, I want to know that I can make that shot if need be..

I have shot a M16A2 service rifle at 600 yards in the marines with open sights... and if that thing can hit the target I know almost all other rifles can lol:)

TreyNC
December 28, 2007, 07:40 AM
I used to think anybody could shoot a deer at distance but now... I am getting curious about doing it. I regullary take deer at less than 25' from the ground so the bow has become my prefered weapon of choice.

It is the hunters obligation to obtain the skills needed, that I have done. Now to find a place I can shoot out to 300yds or so.

Longest shot about 130yds in the woods with a Hawken's BP rifle. Would not repeat that. Perfect shot, center base of the neck. She dropped instantly. Don't know why I shot? Gun resting against a tree and suddenly became very calm...boom! Wow she tasted good.

Shawnee
December 28, 2007, 07:54 AM
Hi Koontzy...

I don't think anyone needs to "heap scorn" on people who actually have the skill to make the 400-500-600 yard shots (with their rifles, not their keyboards) nor would I "heap scorn" on the people who have the skill to get within 25 yards of their deer. In fact, I admire both of those crowds. But I am inclined to chide those who tell others they should hunt deer with rifles of ridiculously excess power (read: 30 cal.) because they they "need" them or because an overkill caliber will make reckless shooting turn out Ok (the infamous "insurance" nonsense), or because of some other worn-out gun-zine Urban Lore.

Of course local opinions may vary. :)

dcon
December 28, 2007, 05:08 PM
My longest shots took place this year, the first was 297 yards off hand on a doe, the second was 304 from a solid rest also on a doe. Both deer were drt and were shot with a 180 gr partition out of a .30-06. My typical shots are 100 yards or less, however I spend a lot of time shooting at various ranges and have great confidence in both the rifle and load. This was also the year of my shortest shot, 6 yards eye level with a bow.

K.L.O.sako
December 28, 2007, 06:40 PM
473 yrds lasered, with a 300 RUM . prone across a day pack. it was a power line right of way between two hill tops. 160 lb. doe. she went about 15 yrds and fell

Win75
December 29, 2007, 07:03 AM
Longest shot. 243 with 100gr. Partition. 165 yards.

Shortest shot. This year from new stand. 243 with 100gr. Partition. 12 yards. :)

hank327
December 29, 2007, 01:19 PM
My longest was about 75 yards with a Model 70 Winchester Featherweight in .270 with a 140 grn. Hornady Spire Point.

My closest was 0 yards ( well about 15 feet straight down as the deer was directly under my treestand) using a Winchester 94 in 30-30 with 170 grn SilverTips.

I hunted in East Texas river bottoms where it is heavily forrested and very close shots are the norm.

Brian Dale
December 29, 2007, 09:23 PM
This was also the year of my shortest shot, 6 yards eye level with a bow.

:what:

Welcome to THR, dcon!

Ratshooter
December 30, 2007, 12:55 AM
My longest shot. 225 yards on a small buck with a 243 Remington 700.

My closest 13 yards with a 50 caliber round ball. My first muzzloader kill.

I let one buck get to within 8' of the muzzle of my 30-30. I couldn't bring myself to shoot at a deer that close so i waited until he walked off a ways. About 15 yards.

Then i shot. And missed. The deer walked around a bush and out of my life forever. My bullet hit an unseen limb on a mesquite tree and blew up.

QuakKillz
December 30, 2007, 01:26 AM
whitetail doe, 285yds, 27* , 125# dressed.....

Rem 710 .270 Win

AtticusThraxx
December 30, 2007, 11:03 AM
1.5'-2'.....with a claw hammer at the petting zoo. Not sure it's a deer, might be a goat.:neener:

.38 Special
December 30, 2007, 11:24 AM
That's way too much hammer for goat, man. And what do you need with a clawed "assault" hammer? An eight ounce ball peen hammer will work just fine without scaring the neighbors, Rambo.

Eric F
December 30, 2007, 12:13 PM
250 yard, doe, head shot, 7mm mag It grazed the back of her neck took the fur off and had a half pencil deep radius cut through the skin no blood loss but a broken neck.....oddest kill I ever had

azhunter12
December 30, 2007, 12:54 PM
My longest and shortest shot (I've only hunted once) =about 30yds.

I was in ND and it was the last morning I was there (had to leave noon that day). Right around 20min after shooting time started this doe came walking along a row of trees that we were siting at the end of. I was so excited I don't think I even looked down the scope of my uncles .223 I barrowed.

TCB in TN
December 30, 2007, 01:40 PM
I am sorry to have offended some with my decision to have taken a shot I knew I could make at over 300 yards. But I knew I could make the shot because I spent enough time shooting my rifle at different ranges to know the performance I would get. BTW for a couple of years a couple of buddies and I spent pretty much every Saturday, and usually at least one other evening a week, putting both handgun and rifle rounds down range. I was shooting a Ruger M77 .270 shoot 150gr Winchester Silvertips. With that set up we practiced standing off hand, prone, etc. We would run laps around the house, do pushups, jumping jacks etc, and come back to shoot at a target placed between 100 and 300 yards. Smallest 5 shot group won our "gentleman's wager". I usually burned at least a box of shells each trip, plus went through about a brick of .22's, and often a box of 9mm or .357's.


As for closest kill, mine was on a 230lb wild hog, about 10feet with a 6in 44mag.

41 Mag
December 30, 2007, 02:07 PM
I also appologize to the self imposed ethic folks who figure that since they can only shoot 100 or 200yds in their hunting area or their cability, that everybody in the whole country should have to do so as well. Not.

As to hitting the target at known distances from the bench as well as from field positions or an offhand stance, I can handle that as well. Getting close, yep I can put the sneak on them as well as most, and in an area in which the natural terrain and ground cover allow, I love to do it, and highly recommend it. The areas I hunt in, the terrain is such that in places three feet might be a long shot, to open flat country, hay and cotton fields, where a mile might still be on the short side. The the latter areas, after the hay has been cut and the cotton disked under, during hunting season there isn't a person behind any keyboard who can put the sneak on a the deer that live around there. For the distances in the areas in which I might make a long shot, most of the areas have all been ranged and noted on laminated cards to which easy references can be made quickly. These are generally studied upon arrival to the area so that when something comes out it can be quickly assessed and if needed the laser can be used for an accurate measurment. The cards are simply used for rough estimates and getting a basic idea of the size of the animal using the retical as a measure.

In my years of hunting I have had to learn the ballistics for all of my rifles out to 500yds in order to be successful in getting a deer, or watch them walk on by. This being said, I also hunt with handguns as well and am capable out to 100yds using my open sighted Rugers, and my scoped Contenders out to 200yds. I would rather not shoot that far, and will make every effort to get as close as possible depending on the conditions and terrain. If they are favorable I will shoot from the best vantage spot I can while utilizing the best rest I can. I do not make it a habit of shooting to the longer distances, but should the need arise, as it has on may occaisions, I have made the necessary preperation to make the shot a good one and if conditions are not favorable then I do not shoot. In fact, I haven't shot a deer in going on 5 years. Not that I haven't had numerious oppurtunities, I simply have chosen not to. Feral hogs you bet, as many as I can, but thats not what this topic is about, and I appoligize for getting off track

My longest shot on a deer using a rifle has been 1) over 400yds 25-06 115gr Partition, Harris Bi-pod, several over 300 in several calibers using improvised and solid rest and many under 250 using improvised and solid rest and off hand. Closest was withing several feet.

Using my Contender the longest was lasered at 283 yds 14" barrel 7x30 Waters 3x12 scope 140gr Ballistic Tip rest was a day pack.

and for my open sighted GP-100 in 357mag it wasa kneeling shot of 73yards using a Speer 146gr SJSWC just below the ear of a doe where I was aiming.

As to other critters, coyotes, feral hogs and such, I have surpassed the 400yd mark numerious times from prone, and using the Stoney Point rest, as well as taken multitudes of them in as close as a few feet.

lencac
December 30, 2007, 03:33 PM
8.5 miles ....... 155 mm howetzer

KINGMAX
January 1, 2008, 09:53 AM
Rokman - I have seen the report on this 25.06, a head shot on a heavy 8 pointer. It never moved after hitting the ground. Just one awsome round.

I am a .270 shooter for whitetail. How does the 25.06 compare to recoil?

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