JLA Load hit!!!

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  1. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Well I went out again but to the other side of the swamp saw allot of small bucks and does then all of a sudden there was does walking up to me (I was hunting on the ground).
    When a spiker came up to me he was walking up to my left and the only nice doe was still 100 or better walking straight at me.
    So I held on the neck of the doe and waited to the spike to bust me and when he snorted I shot and the doe.she was still 90+ yards out well she just dropped!!:yikes:
    I hit her dead center at the base of the neck and it made one hell of a hole going in but no exit wound! the round just blew up the heart and lungs.
    She was walking up hill to me so I had a good angle hitting her in the neck.
    THESE ROUND ARE EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!!!!!!!!:AR15firing:
    THANKS JOSH!!!:thumbsup:
    They fly long range and still spread out at close range.
    I'll post a pic of the entrence hole tomorrow morning.It's huge!!!!
    Mike
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  2. JLA

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    No exit means the shroom is still in her. Get back. I want to see it..
  3. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Yea I will take pics first light.
    It hit her and blew up .I tried looking for the slug but only found pieces of lead an brass.
    She blew back on her hind and rolled over she did not even move a inch.
    Going in to shower and sleep I will be on In the morning.
    Mike
  4. JLA

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    sounds like a good clean kill Mike.
  5. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Here are the pics. remember this was a 90+ yard shot straight on she was coming up hill to me.
    Mike

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  6. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

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    this story needs more info!! what rifle were you using? and what handload did you use?
    caliber, powder, bullet, you know all the mundane stuff you did to prepare for this shot!

    OH BYE THE WAY :dancingdots: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
  7. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    I am sorry this is a continued story.
    It's a Beowulf .50 cal the bullet is a Hornady FTX for.500 mag.
    All the details are in the "Hey Goofy" thread in general discussion.
    JLA and I have been working on a load that will reach out to 250 yards and still be able to take out a deer at 50 yards.
    It all started a few years back when the regs. changed so we could use rifles in my zone.
    I wanted to have a rifle that would shoot long and short distance but with out changing ammo so I built a Beowulf from scratch but could not get the right load that was good from 10 yards out to 200+ yards.
    I have always liked Hornady but was not available so Josh loaded up some for me. And after testing them "The results are in the large bore section" I was very VERY happy with the results.
    So I went out hunting and shot this doe.
    Mike
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    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

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    the FTX is a good one, I use it for our 30-30!
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    I shot a button buck at a 100 yrds last night with a hornady sst sabot slug, he ran about 50 yards, but same deal, no exit and when field dressing I notice i just exploded one lobe of the liver.
  10. jlloyd73

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    Did you find the bullet? If so......how did it look?
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    i didn't really investigate that far but as grainy as the liver felt, I am thinkin it compleatly fragmented.
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