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AR takes it's first Deer
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

Very Happy I got a nice doe this eve with the Ar and the 62 grain Barnes TSX she didn't go 40 yards Very Happy A pass through both lungs Very Happy . I got this deer at the airport I hunt witch we have a ( letter of authority) from the dnr that allows us to hunt 24-7 365 with a firearm Sniper for up to 20 deer a year. Im very pleased with how the TSX performed. More meat in the freezer Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

wtf Wish they would of gave me a 24/7 pass !!! Congrats Joe !!!


How far away was she when you shot?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

Nice job.......I'm getting jealous up here.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

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:wtf: Wish they would of gave me a 24/7 pass !!! Congrats Joe !!!


How far away was she when you shot?

60 yards . I'm lucky to have gotten in on the airport deal some friends of mine got me in, there's only 6 of us Very Happy on the( LOA) it doesn't even classify us as hunters it classifies us as shooters it's pretty cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

Congratulations..
and with the letter of authority, you can even afford a smile now Joe!. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

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and with the letter of authority, you can even afford a smile now Joe!. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

Now that you shot one with AR/TSX whats your thoughts on a max range ???

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

chambered221 wrote:
Now that you shot one with AR/TSX whats your thoughts on a max range ???

Personaly I don't think I will shoot past 100yds A 62 grain bullet isn't very much weight for a whitetail it will loose energy pretty fast. Once I get it skinned I can see what it did to the ribs If I can find my camera I will get some pics of the entry and exit wound. There wasn't a massive blood trail but it was definitly a followable trail it wasn't needed here but if the deer would have ran farther I could have followed it fairly easy.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:45 am    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

WOO HOO....congratulations Joe...way ta go mate. Party Cheers

The .223 with a 62 gn bullet is more than adequate for a 60 yard shot on a deer, but I would seriously think twice about a shot beyond 100 yards. As good as the .223 is, the little fella lacks punch for a deer sized animal beyond that. Would not necessarily be a humane kill. But then again...the military consider it most adequate out to 300 yards...albeit on a "thin skinned" target.

Once again mate....well done. I'll look forward to some pics mate.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

Joe, Vince, I wonder what Barnes or Gerard/Gina Schultz (GS-bullets) would say about this. They always seem to perform a little extra with their bullets, or is that just marketing? I don't have any practical experience on game with these bullets because till now I couldn't find a good load which give a decent group in my 7 mm's. But I still believe the theory behind their monolythic bullets and hopefully one day I also discover the trick to make them grouping as a jacketed bullet so that I gain enough faith to use them on game.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

Skinned and cut her up this afternoon. Here's a couple pics I'll tell ya that bullet did some damage I'm impressed Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

From the looks of that I would imagine it did a pretty good job on the lungs !!!

Thanks Joe !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

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From the looks of that I would imagine it did a pretty good job on the lungs !!!

Thanks Joe !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

Can't argue with pure and simple facts mate...the pics speak volumes...did the job admirably. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The meat on that little girlie looks real sweet too mate...will fill the freezer for ya mate.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: AR takes it's first Deer Reply with quote

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The meat on that little girlie looks real sweet too mate...will fill the freezer for ya mate.

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