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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject: I got him!!! Reply with quote

I have seen some nice bucks on my trail cams but one stuck out. I got a good picture in early october and was hoping to see him bow hunting but duck hunting took over and I didn't get out bow hunting again. He came in and visited me this morning and now he resides in my fridge. I shot him with my 6.5 Grendel and am impressed at the power that little cartridge has. It knocked him down but he got back up and made it another yards.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Nice looking buck!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

You sure did get him mate...well done, you done goodly.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

looks like your rifle working "just fine n Dandy"
enjoy the venison

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Nailed!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

wiersy, Congrats! A great start for you 6.5G. What bullet did you use? What range? Thanks for the pictures, they make all the difference.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Thanks guys, this is a memorable buck.

Slim I used the Hornady 123gr Amax sitting over 26grs of IMR 8208. He was only about 50 yards away when I slapped him and he only went about maybe another 20 yards before his time expired. Masive internal bleeding in the chest, not much of a blood trail but he basically ran out of blood while drowning in it. I do think I may use Hornady 123gr SST's for hunting next year, or a Nosler in the same weight class.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Nice going congrats!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Very nice Wiers I always wondered how the 6.5 would do on deer (considering building one or a 300 AAC). Looks like it stopped his clock very well!



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Very cool, very nice buck. When does the rutt start down there? His neck looks swollen. I really need to go hunt Whitetails someday.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Dallan
He was the first buck I saw in rut when I got his picture on the 5th of October. That seemed very early to me, normally it starts around the end of October/ beging of November. I went and looked at the camera by my bow stand today and there was a small six point standing around there for about a half hour during the tiime I shot and gutted the big fella. My bow stand is only about 100 yards from where I was.

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In my opinion the 6.5 Grendel is a superior caliber then the 300 AAC. It is a way more vrsitle round with far superior ballistics. I might build a 300 but mainly for plinking but maybe short range hunting.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

wiersy111 wrote:
I might build a 300 but mainly for plinking but maybe short range hunting.

A 5.56 is much better for plinking. There are better option than the .300 BO for hunting including your 6.5G. Suz, I would suggest your money would be better spent elsewhere. Savaged cancelled the .300 BO it planned to release. A lot of prior .300 BO shooters have come over to the 6.8mm SPC II (58,000 psi). The 6.8mm is number 2 in sales and the number 1 hunting cartridge for the AR platform. The 6.8 has too many good hunting bullets to count.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Slim I forgot you were a 6.8 guy, I already have a 5.56, and was thinking of building a .300 BO upper because I have a ton of 5.56 brass and could convert some. Eventually I plan on a 6.8 but not in the near future. I just don't see the .300 BO being a good reliable hunter. I think at the limited short range that I shot this nice fella the .300 BO would work but in my opinion anything over 100 would be out of the question.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:22 am    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

so use a 7.62x39 and save a heap of headache Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
anything under 100yards wont know much difference and being able to slip in a 150 grn load gives me a bit of confidence in the scrub!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Re: I got him!!! Reply with quote

Thing I like about the 300 Blackout is it handles relatively heavy bullets easily and when pushed at moderate velocities, they have a lot of energy...a bit like being smacked in the face with an egg slide/spatula Mad or a shovel. Mad burr

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