I have found the Bob with E-Tips good on a couple of body sizes Muntjac deer (up to ~35lbs live weight) to Fallow (~65lb with head off, feet off and guts out which was the size of the doe I shot).Nice Fallow, understand they eat very well. Big fan of the 257 Roberts Though I haven’t tried the Etip in mine.
Cracking deer!Today was the opener for the NYS gun season in this part of the state.
I saw this guy (or one like him) chasing a doe about 9:00 AM this morning. He ran across a corner of the property and there was no chance of a shot.
Latter about 2:00 PM I was watching some fawns feeding in the field to the west of me. Suddenly I realized they were looking in my direction, but not directly at me. I carefully swiveled around and found this guy, a couple of does, and a spike. They had already closed half of the distance between the east line fence and me. The buck must have seen my movement and stopped, looking directly at me. I carefully positioned my rifle and found I was rock steady. I considered whether or not I should shoot with a direct frontal shot. Since I have great confidence in the rifle and the load, and I was steady, I decided to go for it. I squeezed the trigger, and he dropped in his tracks. After the fact, I used my range finder to determine the shot was 113 yards.
I used a LH Winchester Model 70 chambered in 7mm WSM. My reload was with Reloder 23 and 150 gr. ABLR.
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