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Old December 9, 2012, 06:37 PM   #47
Jbar4Ranch
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Join Date: May 19, 1999
Location: Near Helena, Montana
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An excellent shot, indeed, congratulations!

Most folks don't realize a good revolver and load coupled with sufficient practice are fully capable of such long shots. I won a "long range" revolver side match a few years ago by putting 5 for 5 on a 12" square plate at 85 yards in under ten seconds with an 8 3/8" Interarms Virginian Dragoon .44 mag and reduced loads - stock iron sights, no scope.

I took this little 3x3 mulie a couple hundred yards from my house in 2006 with a Freedom Arms M555 .50AE topped with a 2x Leupold scope at a lased 145 yards.



The rest of the story is he was grazing directly away from me, so I laid down prone with the FA across a stump, and whistled. He didn't turn but looked over his shoulder toward me giving me nothing but a head shot. I had shot this revolver quite a bit out to 150 yards and felt confident I could do it. I squeezed the shot off and put a 350 grain cast WFNGC bullet up the right nostril.
I killed a cow elk the same season with a S&W .500 mag topped with a 4x Leupold and using the same bullet at about the same range as the OP - body shot though, not a head shot.
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