I went home for lunch and after that went to a different area than where I was all morning. Wasn’t there 20 minutes and seen a deer just casually strolling thru the beech and I threw the glass on him and made sure he was legal (need 3 points to a side in this zone), waited till he was in a clear area and sent it. Was 116 yards out. 168gr AccuBond lr in .300win mag. He reared up and slid down about 5 yards and layed in a pile.
When I field dressed him the top of the heart was mush. Complete pass thru of the bullet. I really didn’t feel anything while waiting for the window to engage him. It was all business. When I finally got to him that was when it hit me that I just shot the biggest deer I’ve ever seen. He was a pain to drag, antlers where hanging up on everything and had to lift him into the truck myself. An hour and 6 minutes from the time I pulled the trigger till I sat in the truck to drive away.