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Old December 7, 2012, 06:48 PM   #1
Mystro
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Join Date: November 26, 2004
Location: Central Pa.
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Hunting career high point. 175yard shot with S&W 629!!!

I just got in from a cold wet day of deer hunting. I made my 25 year hunting careers longest ever pistol shot. I took this huge doe tonight with my S&W 629 6" pistol. The load was my own Hornady 240XPT going 1380fps. I watched her work across the field from 300yards in. I was sitting under a hemlock tree at the edge of the field and watch her come in from 300yards away. She would not come any closer and looked like she was ready to run off. It was 4:30pm in the rain/mist and the light was getting dim. it was now or never, so I put my orange front sight across the top of her back, took a deep breath released it and let the shot fly. I was totaly relaxed and used my left knee to stabilize my left arm. She fell like I hit her wih my 300win mag. It was instant lights out. The 240xtp found its mark on her front shoulder. It was a textbook shot. A bit of luck, skill and opertunity all came into play. I am ecstatic. I am gonna do a full examination when I butcher her out. I couldn't be more pleased with my hand loaded bullets performance in my beloved S&W.
I just wanted to share.......

Yea, I still have my game face on....
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