- Jul 28, 2015
Yesterday I finally got my first deer of the season. For some reason I have not had any luck this year, and this is the first year I’ve went this long without harvesting atleast several does. Shot this big bodied buck yesterday morning with my Winchester safari 416 Remington. Was using Woodleigh 340 grain PP at 2668 fps muzzle velocity. Perfectly broadside shot on him while I was sneaking up a logging road at about 65 yards. Bullet entered left front shoulder and exited right front shoulder, and showed very good expansion deer dropped like the earth was pulled out from under him. I know 416’s aren’t for deer, but I’ve still yet to have one take a step after putting a bullet in the shoulder. Ended up being an 8 pt with 17 5/8” inside spread and weighed 215 pounds.