Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

By a long shot

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by zammyman, Dec 2, 2008.

?

What caliber have you taken your longest confirmed kill hunting shot with?

  1. 300 Winchester Magnum

    8 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. 30-06 Springfield

    30 vote(s)
    18.1%
  3. 7MM Remington Magnum

    10 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. 308 Winchester

    30 vote(s)
    18.1%
  5. 270 Winchester

    21 vote(s)
    12.7%
  6. Other caliber

    67 vote(s)
    40.4%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. zammyman

    zammyman member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    296
    Location:
    Minnesota
    What's the longest confirmed distance hunting kill you've ever had, how were the conditions, what'd you shoot, and what rifle/ammo were you using?
     
  2. Sinixstar

    Sinixstar member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Messages:
    897
    75-80 yards, .50 cal ML. Slightly breezy cool/cold day.
    Where I Lived/Hunted in Indiana - there wasn't much room for very long range shots. :D

    Kinda completely against what you were looking for in this poll, I know.
     
  3. Tarvis

    Tarvis Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,178
    Location:
    Northern Pennsylvania
    450 yards on a Wyoming prairie dog with a savage model 12 LRPV in 22-250 shooting 55gr vmaxes in front of 24.4gr of 4064. The wind was probably around 10-15 mph, possibly more.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  4. moosehunt

    moosehunt Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Messages:
    893
    890 yards (later confirmed with laser range finder) on a running coyote. VERY LUCKY SHOT by me!
     
  5. TCB in TN

    TCB in TN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Middle, TN
    360 yards (laser ranged after the fact), 20 degrees, slight wind (5mph or so) spitting snow, deer trotting up hell from me quartering away. Leaned up against a tree. 1 round high through the back behind the front right leg. Out through the chest in front of the left leg. Ran about 50 feet before hitting the ground. Dead before I got there. Ruger M77 .270 130 gr Winchester silver tips. 3x9x40 tasco pro-hunter. (Wish I still had that gun).
     
  6. Brian Dale

    Brian Dale Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,554
    Location:
    on the farm
    200 yards even, measured the following day with a string. Medium-sized deer (~140-lb. doe) standing still, downhill from me. Bright sunlight on dry grass, approx 30 degrees F, no wind. Across an open field, from standing position because the curvature of the hill required me to stand in order to see. Springfield sporter, with .30-'06 Remington Core-Lokt 150-gr. pointed soft points and a Lyman "All-American" fixed 4x scope.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  7. bang_bang

    bang_bang Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,136
    Location:
    Elk Creek, Virginia
    Probably around 200 yards with my 7mm Rem Mag. I've shot several deer at this distance, seemed closer when I shot it than when I actually started messing with a range finder.

    I don't practice long range stuff, but I'm going to start come Spring time.
     
  8. Marty Oz

    Marty Oz Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    Australia
    411.3 metres. Rabbit. Kimber Pro Varmint in .204 Ruger. 32grain Hornady.
     
  9. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,149
    Location:
    Kachemak Bay Alaska
    Bull Moose at 300 yards with a 358 Norma Magnum. 250 Grain Speer Spitzer.
    It was a huge moose. I thought it was a smaller moose much closer.
    I was shooting across a 300 yard wide ravine with a swamp on the bottom. I thought it was only 200 yards and change.
    I was laying on top of a large rock using my back-back as a rest. My buddy was spotting with his spotting scope. We had been laying there for a couple hours before in got light enough to see anything.

    The first shot impacted a mud bank just under the bull's belly, while I was holding just behind his shoulder. I worked the bolt on my M-70 while my buddy called out the impact. I held a foot high on the next shot. The slug entered as he was turning away. So it impacted just behind his right side rib cage and traveled through the chest cavity at an angle. It lodged into his left shoulder blade.

    He basically plowed his rack (antlers to you non-Alaskans) into the ground and collasped. He was dead as a door nail by the time we walked over. Another guy who helped us pack out the meat used his rangefinder to tell us that it was 100 yards more than I thought. Shooting across open space with no visable ground causes confusion.

    I have since passed on other 300 yard shots. The risk of wounding an animal is much too great. While they will die eventually, I don't see any need to prolong a poor critters suffering.

    I only hunt for meat these days. If I don't need it, I don't shoot it. I have a camera for trophy photos. It has improved my Karma.
     
  10. Oohrah

    Oohrah Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    727
    Location:
    So. Coast Oregon
    Pre 64 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight, 180 grain Sierra with a bunch
    of 4831 powder. Weaver post X hairs in 3 power. Target a mule deer at 375 stepped off yards. A single shot with a 30-06 caliber. Also a 30-06, with
    a 03A3 and Lyman peep and 17A front sight. A 30 Cal Hornady half jacketed
    100 grain plinker loader with 4759 at just over 2000fps. A sitting jack rabbit
    was done in with a single shot at 242 yards stepped off yards.:D
     
  11. Mp7

    Mp7 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,149
    Location:
    Hamburg
    good Karma for you Pilot!

    I´d love to join you hunting in Alaska.....


    Cheers from here.
    Mp7
     
  12. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    11,375
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    278 yds rangefinder confirmed prior to the shot with a AR15 chambered fro 7.62x39mm

    The bullet used was a 125grn Nosler ballistic tip, the game was a somewhat largish whitetail doe
     
  13. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,306
    Location:
    Along "That Dark and Bloody River"
    That I can be certain of the distance, I've killed two or three woodchucks, a coyote and two deer at ranges of between 425 and 450+ yards. The deer and woodchucks were shot with a .243 and the coyote was killed with a .25/06.

    I killed a coyote at a much greater distance with the .243 but I cannot be certain of that one even within 50 yds. It was just a pure lucky "Hail Mary" shot anyway - definitely no credit due my shooting. I think it may just have been me meeting the World's Unluckiest Coyote.

    My longest game shot with a handgun has been 160yds. (so far). Deer dropped like it was pole-axed.

    :cool:

    Will add in agreement with Float Pilot that anything beyond 350yds. has to be one totally perfect opportunity before I will attempt it. And even then I probably won't.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  14. dagger dog

    dagger dog Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,698
    Location:
    SO. IN
    Here's one for you,

    Rifle Beeman R9
    Scope Bushnell Sportsman 3X9
    Ammo Beeman Kodiak match .177
    cal. 10.60 grains.
    Quarry European starling
    Distance 75 yds. no wind

    I know the exact distance because the bird was sitting on my target stand. I kept a Coke can suspended off the stand with a small bungee and was used to bouncing it around.
    One shot through the left wing and and you could feel the pellet lodged under the skin on the right side of the breast,must have been a heart shot but did not gut it to see for sure.
     
  15. CajunBass

    CajunBass Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    5,659
    Location:
    North Chesterfield, Virginia
    Sixty-five long steps. 22 LR, Ruger 10/22. Cold clear day. Target was a grey squirrel. He was DRT when I walked over to him.

    Sorry, Squirrels are the only thing I hunt with a rifle.
     
  16. zombienerd

    zombienerd Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    672
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    90yds +/- with a .30-30 Marlin... Coydog

    I've always been lucky that the game gets close, and I haven't had to take a long range shot :)
     
  17. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    22,101
    i've got a pic around here somewhere of the splattered remains of a bug that was walking across my 100 yrd target. i shot him with a 6mm


    edit: i assume it's a 'him'. IANAEntymologist
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  18. praharin

    praharin Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    422
    Location:
    Pennsyltucky
    while technically unconfirmed: about 1100m MK19 GMG, near Hit, Iraq
     
  19. foghornl

    foghornl Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    7,403
    Laser-measured 176 Yds over an open field, woods started 25Yds beyond that point.

    Marlin Mdl 30AW .30/30, 170-gr Rem Core-Lokt SP.

    Bambi sort of winced, ran about 10 yds toward the woods, did a 180* turn, mosy-ed away from woods about 20 Yds...flop.

    Have mortally wounded a lot of paper @200Yds with my Mossberg ATR-100 .30-06
     
  20. gunnie

    gunnie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    787
    425 yards, lazed. very small NETEX whitetail, federal gold medal match 168 grain sierra boat tail. 11 degrees downhill, dead calm, early morning. nightforce ballistics program.

    gunnie
     
  21. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,325
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I was around 15, many years ago, I killed a woodchuck at a paced off 210 yds with my Marlin 89-C 22LR on the third shot. It required a lot of hold over and we were so far away it didn't scare the chuck with the misses that I could see hit and compensated for it. It's still vivid in my mind. I also got one at 185 yds at another time.

    NCsmitty
     
  22. hossdaniels

    hossdaniels Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    nc
    358 lasered yds, bought backbone high hold and drt! 270 is plenty for around here, thats almost far as I can see. Practice finally paid off. All my other shots have been 200yds or less.
     
  23. hossdaniels

    hossdaniels Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    nc
    holy $%^# nice shot!
     
  24. MMCSRET

    MMCSRET Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,971
    Location:
    North Central Montana, across the Wide Missouri
    Mule deer spike, last day of season, 18" snow, clear and cold, shooting across canyon, estimated 400 yards, 270 Win., hornady 130 gr. handloads. Also, longest with open sighted handgun: Jack rabbit @ 175 long paces with RNMBH 357 using cast, GC, lyman 358156 over 14.5 gr. 2400.
     
  25. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,568
    Location:
    Central Indiana.
    Great shot Praharin!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page