Doe antelope video-Shot from sitting position


October 16, 2012, 12:20 AM
MOA Maximum, 14" barrel, chambered in 308 Win.
Hornady TAP Ammo (168 grain A-Max).
I think this is the first time I have ever used factory ammo on a game animal. (

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October 16, 2012, 01:16 AM
That was a good shot..................

October 16, 2012, 08:30 AM
I was impressed,yes he had a steady hold but that is still VERY,VERY good.

I too hunt with a TC in .35 Rem and I am happy to see the pistol taken to such extremes with amazing results.

October 17, 2012, 10:28 AM
Pic of the doe.

October 17, 2012, 10:42 AM
That's pretty dang neat. I looked at a few of your videos.. pretty hardcore.

I really like that pistol above.. what's that?

October 17, 2012, 11:06 AM
MOA Maximum
They are made in Sundance, WY.
Rich Mertz used to live in Ohio and made them there but has been in Wyoming for around 7 years.
On my I phone now but google MOA Corporation Sundance WY and you will find the website.

October 17, 2012, 11:13 AM
Very good. In the video I couldn't get an eyeball on it/it wasn't really shown.. I think.

October 17, 2012, 11:26 AM
I will post more pics of my rest set up later today

October 17, 2012, 01:27 PM
Pic of my buck antelope I took with a different MOA and more pics of my rest set-up for shooting from the seated position.
7mm Rem Mag Imp MOA Maximum

MOA with the BOG GEAR BOG-POD and Sargent Sniper Rest:

October 17, 2012, 07:22 PM
Ernie. Great deal I'm moving next month back home to Idaho
Hopefully I will be able to join the SP group next year for the SP

October 18, 2012, 07:58 AM
Nice gun, nice video, nice antelope

What scope do you use?

Did I mention that is a really nice gun?;)

October 18, 2012, 09:18 AM
Hope you can make it to the MOA shoot or the SP hunt in the future.

October 18, 2012, 09:19 AM
Thanks BigShep!

October 18, 2012, 07:23 PM
Quite a shot! I didn't realize MOA was still around.Sundance isn't too far away...might be worth a trip.

October 18, 2012, 07:59 PM

October 18, 2012, 10:52 PM
Come join us in June for all kinds of fun LR shooting.
Check out the MOA website

October 19, 2012, 10:34 PM
I gotta be honest....I wish you had never posted this me wantin one of those REAL bad:banghead:

Never id get the scope make, model, and magnification, what are they?

October 19, 2012, 11:15 PM
I use riflescopes on all of my specialty pistols.
Leupold 3.5-10 pn this one.
This is my friends MOA that he conned me out of;)
Most of the time I run 4.5-14's, or the 6-24 range on my SP's

This might help understand how we don't get smacked in the face:

October 19, 2012, 11:25 PM
DISCLAIMER: I'm not a regular hunter
I'm about to be "that guy"

Let me preface by saying that was a killer shot. Nice, ethical, and clean. However, wouldn't you have had a better chance of a clean kill by using a rifle? I know people like to say "but it's cooler to use a handgun!" but professional shooters don't use handguns to make critical life-saving shots. So why a handgun.

Again, I know it was a great shot.

October 19, 2012, 11:34 PM
Valid question.
I will attempt to answer it well.
First, I am not protecting the lives of others or taking out bad guys from distance. So quick shots or follow up shots are not a requirement for me to be proficient.
Second, I just like handguns of all kinds, especially the SP's.
Third, I will shoot any day with a rifle from field positions or from the bench for that matter out to and beyond 1k with one of my specialty pistols.
Fourth, I am willing and have competed in LR tactical matches with steel targets out to and beyond 1000 yards against rifles using my specialty handguns, and have done very well FWIW.
Last, for the first time in a long time I have acquired a couple of rifles. One of which, isn't up and running yet.
I don't feel handicapped using a SP.

October 19, 2012, 11:35 PM
Are you a HOG?

Thanks for kudos on the shot, but I thought it was a pretty easy shot.
I typically begin practicing at 500 yards

October 20, 2012, 12:47 PM
I have seen people make worse shots at shorter distances with rifles:uhoh:. I think it all depends on the skill level of the shooter with the weapon they are using. It appears from the video that the OP is pretty skilled with his weapon of choice

October 20, 2012, 05:07 PM
What is HOG? My initial guess is "hater of guns"??

I didn't realize the barrel was 14" and after you explained your proficiency with long range shots with that piece, I understand why humping that around would be advantageous over a rifle.

October 20, 2012, 07:08 PM
It is not a deragotory word.
HOG=Hunter Of Gunmen or Sniper.
I am not one and have never been one, but I just enjoy shooting at distance.

October 20, 2012, 07:30 PM
Info on the MOA Maximum
Info on the LR handgun competition:

October 20, 2012, 07:35 PM
How do the ballistics compare on .308 out of a 14" barrel to a more standard rifle barrel? I'm sure at 350 it's still smoking, but I thought 1000+ was approaching the edge of it's usability even out of a rifle

October 20, 2012, 07:50 PM
Didn't chrono this 308.
We just got actual drops in 100 yard increments out to 500 yards.
It likely lost around 200-300 fps compared to a rifle that is 24-26 inches long.
308 is a mid-range cartridge for me.
FTR (F-Class) will use them out to 1k.
My LR cartridges that I use in SP's are in 6.5, 7mm, and 338.
More later...:D

October 21, 2012, 01:32 AM
For inquiring minds, I do own a rifle: LH Rem 700 SA, chambered in 6.5x47 Lapua. H-4350 and 130 grain Berger's. I mounted the new Burris Eliminator III on it and took an old buck with it. Distance wasn't far: 309 yards. Took a vid of it too.

October 21, 2012, 01:45 AM
The chamberings I use in my SP's for LR hunting are:
6.5-284, 6.5 Leopard (WSM), 284 Winchester, 7mm SAUM, 7mm WSM, 7mm Rem Mag Imp, 7mm Dakota, 338AX (338 Lapua Imp).

Bullets I typically use are Hornady A-Max's, Berger VLD's (orange box-Hunting), and JLK's, which are sort of like custom Berger's.
I wouldn't hesitate to use Nosler Accubonds either.

October 22, 2012, 05:50 PM
Buck antelope from last year. Not great film quality, but a great time.

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