Post by smokeless77 on Dec 24, 2009 23:39:49 GMT -5
Thanks Dave W. The deer was hit broadside hair low in the chest, it did take out the heart but did not exit. I think i will go back to the 275b/e they seem to do a little better. I do have a new barrel to start shooting so i don't no what bullet i will end up with.
:)Congratulations also. Concerning the 275BEs, I've not been over-whelmed with my limited experience - 2 kills but one took 2 shots. I think Marty gets his without the veg oil. I'm considering the same. I like sabotless shooting in the 40 but think for actual optimized terminal performance and fairly good trajectory the 195 Barnes needs considered. A 195 barnes going 2700+ is pretty serious business both from a relatively flat trajectory standpoint as well as wonderful terminal performance. Just some thoughts.
Congratulations on a beautiful buck. It's been close to 29 years since we hunted New York's Southern tier for whitetails. The thing I liked about it is that you guys didn't have to wear orange.I'm glad to see it's still that way. I'm assuming from your photo. One would think in a State where everyone is legislated to death,that they would have got to that by now. Glad to see that you guys are still hanging in there. We're not totally awful here in Ohio, but you guys rule. I still believe deer can see orange or a variant of it. I hope you get him mounted. Good Shooting!
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Post by smokeless77 on Jan 1, 2010 19:44:01 GMT -5
Thank's Guys, sw i have a bunch or barnes 195 to shoot out of a new 45 cal. barrel. I was waiting for the season to be over before I changed barrels. Like you said I think they are going to be a good bullet. I think the 275 b/e is much better bullet then the 250 b/e.
Mountainman, You are right you do not have to wear orange. I hunt private land so I don't worry to much about other hunter's taking a pot shot at me. I alway's believed that they can see orange too, Making it easier to see movement.
Congratulations on harvesting that nice buck. Very nice. Looking at the short brow tines shows how much influence genetics have. The largest deer I ever killed had a 23 inch spread and only seven points. No brow tines at all. Locally the browtines are called eye guards.