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East Texas 8 Point

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by retrieverman, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    I got dressed for church this morning and went out to just hunt a couple hours, but instead the Lord blessed me with a nice east Texas 8 point. I was about to get out of my ground blind and head to my truck when this buck crossed my hay meadow about 100 yards to my right. I shot him in the heart using RWS 184 gr Rapid X ammo from my Blaser K95 in 30-06.

  2. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    Super nice! Congrats.
  3. cottswald

    cottswald Well-Known Member

    Beautiful animal. Nice shooting, and a very nice pic!
  4. wankerjake

    wankerjake Well-Known Member

    Dang, nice buck!
  5. anthonywelsh

    anthonywelsh New Member

    nice buck good picture also.
  6. v8stang289

    v8stang289 Well-Known Member

    That's a beautiful buck.
  7. glock36

    glock36 Well-Known Member

    In deed the Lord blessed you , congratulations. Great looking buck

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    Outstanding buck and outstanding picture. Someone is an artist. Put an extra $50. in the plate next Sunday.
  9. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    And, can we have a big AAAAAmen!

    Nice one.
  10. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Good looking Buck, I love those chocolate colored antlers!

    Looks like excellent shot placement as well.

    Congratulations RM!
  11. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    I try to get my youngest son to take all my kill photos because he really has an eye for composing a visually pleasing picture. He is a senior in high school and planning to go off to school next year, and I don't know what I am going to do then.
  12. 22lr

    22lr Well-Known Member

    Good looking deer! Ive seen deer that size pulled out of the woods back home, but I never had the patience enough to shoot one. I always ended up taking out one of the seemingly 5.5 million does. Congrats on a great looking deer!
  13. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Have you used the RWS bullet much?

    I noticed Midway had them on sale about a month ago (in .308) for a ridiculously low price. Called my brother and told him about them. He bought 5 boxes for his .308 but so far we haven't been able to recover a bullet from anything he has shot.

    I assume they are expanding....but I KNOW they are penetrating.

    We'll have to shoot some into wet newsprint or phone books I suppose.

    We pulled a bullet to look at the construction, pretty cool: Concave base, dual diameter, bonded bullet, nickle plated with some type of brass looking tip to initiate expansion.

    We got a lot of variance over the chronograph from them...but they are loaded fairly healthy for their weight (184 grs.)
  14. hoghunting

    hoghunting Well-Known Member

    Nice buck, congratulations. You gotta like a man who gets all gussied up to to hunting!!!
  15. texas chase

    texas chase Well-Known Member

    Very nice RM. need more pic's of the gun!
  16. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    I have owned that gun less than a week and already killed two deer with it, and it is a sweet heart to shoot.
    Here is my first kill with a better picture of the gun.

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  17. countertop

    countertop Well-Known Member

    Shhh, don't tell Cabelas. They don't want anyone to know its possible to kill deer while dressed in normal clothes. If this picture gets out, their entire business plan will collapse.

    But seriously, that's a fine looking Buck and a great picture.
  18. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    I have shot less than a box and only killed these two deer using the RWS ammo, but it shoots well and is cheaper than me reloading it.

    I just put a tape on this deer and came up with a gross of 126.75" which is not bad for an 8 point around here. He weighed right at 150 pounds on the hoof, and by the teeth, I am fairly sure he was 4.
  19. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    :D rofl
  20. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Swarovski Scope?

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