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Nathantc 11-09-2013 05:46 PM

345 yard kill with AR-15 no scope
 
using only my irons and reddot at 345 yards with tula 55g FMJ i got this this morning


using only my irons and reddot at 345 yards with tula 55g FMJ i got this this morning
shot while standing with no added support

pic of exit wound is included as well to show that yes, fmj will do massive damage even at that range
i did not have to track this buck, he made a short hop and just fell

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Gatoragn 11-09-2013 05:59 PM

I will continue to believe using FMJ to take big game is unethical and will result in far more wounded animals than soft point hunting ammunition.

I am glad it turned well in this instance.

Nathantc 11-09-2013 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gatoragn (Post 1427251)
I will continue to believe using FMJ to take big game is unethical and will result it far more wounded animals than soft point hunting ammunition.

I am glad it turned well in this instance.

usually i would agree,, and usually i wouldnt have taken a shot at that distance with .223 but i did this time

jpattersonnh 11-09-2013 07:12 PM

That thing is tiny!!!!! About the size they are after loosing their spots.

Nathantc 11-09-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 1427302)
That thing is tiny!!!!! About the size they are after loosing their spots.

its average size here in south east tx

FrontierTCB 11-09-2013 08:14 PM

Much more damage than I would have expected from that range/round.

As far as size I have a buddy that lives in Florida. He says they are lucky to get much bigger than a large dog down that way (slight exaggeration I'm sure).

Good shot.

Nathantc 11-09-2013 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrontierTCB (Post 1427347)
Much more damage than I would have expected from that range/round.

As far as size I have a buddy that lives in Florida. He says they are lucky to get much bigger than a large dog down that way (slight exaggeration I'm sure).

Good shot.

got family up in the Dakotas and seems there larger in the north,,, and honestly i was quite surprised my self, i sure would not want to be on the receiving end of it

JimRau 11-09-2013 08:53 PM

Is FMJ legal for big game in Texas???? In most states it is not.

ninjatoth 11-09-2013 09:03 PM

I think you got lucky because of the distance. You were too far away for him to see you or smell you or have any sense of danger, so there was no adrenalin pumping in him when he was hit, if you were close and he was beginning to run away from you, your gun wouldn't have enough power to drop him.

ninjatoth 11-09-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 1427302)
That thing is tiny!!!!! About the size they are after loosing their spots.

I always thought Texas whitetails were different in comparison to the deer where I am at here in MI. Texas deer always seem to have great racks and smaller bodies, and our deer often have small racks but huge bodies.


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