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Old 10-26-2012, 06:10 AM
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Some more antelope hunting


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Joel let his son use his gun for an upcoming hunt, so when I asked him if he wanted to use my 6.5x47 Lapua with the Burris Eliminator on it he said, "Sure!"
LR Buck Antelope 6.5x47L Burris Eliminator 3 - YouTube
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:12 AM
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Antelope

Some of those antelope bucks don't know when they are dead.Cool video
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:26 AM
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What bullet was being used? Any chance it didn't expand well and that's why it went a ways before going down? Sometimes they can be hit perfect, at any range, and not expire quickly.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:41 AM
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Yes, the bullet failed this time.
130 grain Berger. If, you go back to YouTube you will see Joel's comments about where he hit and how much the bullet expanded. I contacted Berger and they will be checking out that box of bullets.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:58 AM
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An excellent video showing why you should never shoot a game animal at such extreme ranges.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:03 AM
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Funny!
Extreme???
That is mid-range by the way.
Having a bullet that for whatever reason didn't perform right (it wasn't because it was going to slow either). Antelope didn't go far, and was finished off -animal wasn't lost.
I have seen a lot more bad shots at short range or shooting the first shot at the animal when running
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:03 AM
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An excellent video showing why you should never shoot a game animal at such extreme ranges.

Frank
Spoken like a true Floridian............rifle was adequate, range was not extreme, shot was well placed, animal died, animal was recovered, what's not to like?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:33 PM
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Sorry, two wounding shots and a third killing shot is not success.

When the hunter got closer for the second hunt at 318 yards there was a clean kill. That is success.

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:43 PM
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Frank,
Again, it seems you have not read what the hunter actually posted below in the comment section on YouTube.
There was not 2 wounding shots.
The first shot was a hit (Please read his comments for complete clarity), notice how he backs up after the first shot.
The second shot was a miss. He took the second shot because the animal was still moving, but he wasn't down-Shot right behind him.
Third shot was a hit-shot him in the head intentionally.

I was shooting in the video that was the kill at 309 yards. I had to go forward further for a clear shot. I would have been very comfortable with the distance twice that far in good conditions.

This one was at 350 yards and I am in a sitting position with a 14" specialty pistol in 308 using factory TAP ammo. Giving my friend a hard time since it was his gun and I am not a fan of the 308 for LR. He is giving me a hard time because I actually used a 308. He was also teasing me in the 309 kill since I was using a rifle. I don't use a rifle a lot for LR.
308 MOA Maximum Doe Antelope 350 yards - YouTube
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Sorry, two wounding shots and a third killing shot is not success.

When the hunter got closer for the second hunt at 318 yards there was a clean kill. That is success.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:00 PM
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I will make it easy for everyone--Joel's posting in hte comment section:
"Ernie and I have hunted together for a couple of years. I lent my specialty pistol to my son in NM to hunt Ibex and Ernie offered me his 6.5x47 with the new eliminator 3 scope and of course I was more than willing to take him up on the offer. we set up on the buck at 480 yards with the wind in our face. First shot hit the buck through the V in the throat and exited out the left hind quarter. the bullet pin-holed even left a hole in the diaphragm the size of the bullet and a exit wound the size of dime. The second shot missed just under the buck but he stumbled due to the report and being hit on the first shot. He went over the hill and laid down. We thought he was dead but as we approached him he stood up and walked away. I shot him just below the ear the last shot at 126 yards. The Eliminator 3 was very easy to use and showed the yardage, the full value wind adjustment in the upper right and adjusts for any angle. After ranging the laser gives you a red dot so you simply hold on and squeeze. Ernie has already called Berger and they are going to check for performance. Hope you enjoyed the video."
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