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#175431 - 11/17/16 12:11 PM Supermoon buck and doe
Randominator
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GOD has blessed me with an awesome season!

I took this 11 point whitetail Monday morning at a distance of around 40 yards. I hit him behind the left shoulder. He turned and ran and a second shot (offhand) at 50 yards clipped the bottom of his spine and put him down for good. He grossed 152 points with 6 2/8 deductions for a net score of 145 6/8. He field dressed around 180 lbs.





I was using a Dan Wesson chambered in 357 Magnum shooting a 158 grain Hornady JFP traveling at 1330 fps. I purchased this revolver new in 1984 with a 6" heavy ribbed barrel. I had always wanted to scope it, but couldn't bring myself to drill and tap the barrel. Last year Gary Reeder offered several Dan Wesson barrels for sale and I grabbed a 8" ribbed barrel and installed a 2 x 6 Bushnell scope.



The initial shot entered behind the left shoulder and I recovered the bullet under the skin after traveling through the right shoulder. It weighed 147 grains.



On Wednesday morning I had two mature does come out into the field at about 100 yards. I took this one at a distance of 97 yards with an AR-15 pistol chambered in 300 Blackout using a 220 grain Sierra RN traveling at 1095 fps.



She turned and ran at the shot and expired after falling about halfway down a steep hillside. A Polaris four-wheeler with a winch (Thanks Gerald!) pulled her out with no issues.

I hit her in the front of the left shoulder and the bullet exited at the rear of the right shoulder. She left a really good blood trail.

This is the exit.

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#175432 - 11/17/16 12:20 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Randominator]
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Randy, A most beautiful buck and with your 357 DW makes it all the better...... Good for you......
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#175434 - 11/17/16 12:43 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Very nice! You have definitely have been blessed this year. Congrats! Did Gerald let you borrow his knife?
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#175435 - 11/17/16 01:51 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Randominator]
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Randominator, Wow nice buck!! But, didn't you know that .357 Mag is only good enough to " give to your wife for shooting mice in the kitchen "!! I remember that statement from many years ago by an older retired gunsmith that would cross paths w/ me at a small PA Game Commission range. He & his wife were .44mag & .45Colt users for 20+ yrs. I had a DW gun just like yours. I had it D&T'd ( no rib mounts back then that we knew of)and had a Bushnell Phantom 2.5 power rail mount scope set up. Never had the chance for a deer, but took a few PA groundhogs. Wish we had 2x6 Bushnells back then. I would love to have mine set up as yours is. I have had half dozen or more of that scope on my TC barrels & revolvers. My older brother took several bucks w/ his S&W model 27 some time ago w/ plain old Hornady JHP's. Again ,nice deer & nice gear ! martrage.

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#175436 - 11/17/16 02:04 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Randominator]
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Well done, Sir!
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#175437 - 11/17/16 02:14 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: KRal]
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Very nice!
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#175440 - 11/17/16 03:15 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Zee]
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Great buck and getting him with your 357 makes it even better.
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#175444 - 11/17/16 03:27 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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Congrats. My father in law had a DW in .44 mag. Great gun, sadly it went to someone else when he passed.
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#175448 - 11/17/16 04:03 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Handgun400]
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NICE! That's definitely a wall hanger!

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#175452 - 11/17/16 08:38 PM Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Boot]
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Nice buck. They have not been moving well for me.Wife killed an 11 point this morning.
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