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Old 10-15-2013, 01:47 AM   #11
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:13 AM   #12
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Nice clean shot sir...And never underestimate the hunters skill in knowing when NOT to take a shot!

To true! Since opening day I had and passed up 3 or so shots, range did not feel right, time of day, and so on.

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Thanks guys! I am going to let it sit for a few days and butcher it up on Wednesday. I am going to try and make venison ham, sausage and jerky mostly. My dad is coming to visit in December and has often commented how much he likes venison ham, so I am hoping to surprise him. @molonlabex - once I decided I was going to use my AR for my first hunt I started practicing, a lot! I think I put about 800 rounds or so down range in the last month. I practiced different firing positions, snap firing, and really just tried to make shot placement as second nature as possible. I attribute the shot placement to luck a bit though, I made the shot standing and did not have a chance to get my sling wrapped around my arm. Ashton
Good thinking, best way to get clean venison is to quarter it and let it sit in ice for about 4 days with the plugs pulled on the chests. Add ice every day so they stay covered.
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What type of winchester bullet? I picked up some power points in 64 grain the other day but don't know about using them, but the price was right so I picked em up. I usually use fusion in my 223 for deer...

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What type of winchester bullet? I picked up some power points in 64 grain the other day but don't know about using them, but the price was right so I picked em up. I usually use fusion in my 223 for deer...

Yup those are the ones I used. I bought 2 boxes of them, kept one for practice and for hunting. After I had sighted in my AR with some 55 grain rounds I checked my sighting with the 64 grain. At 100 yds I really did not notice a difference in accuracy, how ever at 200 yds I was about 1 to 1.5 inches lower that the 55 grain. I felt like the drop was acceptable.

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Nice shooting and thank you for the update on what type of winchester it was. Nothing like the adrenaline rush of harvesting an animal you plan to eat. Great shot placement. Congrats to you sir.

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I did have a smart a$$ comment about what people say about the "lack of power" of a .223 but it didn't seem appropriate. Congratulations nice deer.

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Nice shot placement. Good job on your hunt!

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Congrats man. From your first to a hundred the thrill is always the same. Varies in intensity a little but will drive you for years to come. Welcome to the brotherhood of hunters.

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