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Supermoon buck and doe #175431 11/17/2016 5:11 PM
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GOD has blessed me with an awesome season!

I took this 11 point whitetail Monday morning at a distance of around 40 yards. I hit him behind the left shoulder. He turned and ran and a second shot (offhand) at 50 yards clipped the bottom of his spine and put him down for good. He grossed 152 points with 6 2/8 deductions for a net score of 145 6/8. He field dressed around 180 lbs.





I was using a Dan Wesson chambered in 357 Magnum shooting a 158 grain Hornady JFP traveling at 1330 fps. I purchased this revolver new in 1984 with a 6" heavy ribbed barrel. I had always wanted to scope it, but couldn't bring myself to drill and tap the barrel. Last year Gary Reeder offered several Dan Wesson barrels for sale and I grabbed a 8" ribbed barrel and installed a 2 x 6 Bushnell scope.



The initial shot entered behind the left shoulder and I recovered the bullet under the skin after traveling through the right shoulder. It weighed 147 grains.



On Wednesday morning I had two mature does come out into the field at about 100 yards. I took this one at a distance of 97 yards with an AR-15 pistol chambered in 300 Blackout using a 220 grain Sierra RN traveling at 1095 fps.



She turned and ran at the shot and expired after falling about halfway down a steep hillside. A Polaris four-wheeler with a winch (Thanks Gerald!) pulled her out with no issues.

I hit her in the front of the left shoulder and the bullet exited at the rear of the right shoulder. She left a really good blood trail.

This is the exit.



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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Randominator] #175432 11/17/2016 5:20 PM
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Randy, A most beautiful buck and with your 357 DW makes it all the better...... Good for you......


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: jamesfromjersey] #175434 11/17/2016 5:43 PM
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Very nice! You have definitely have been blessed this year. Congrats! Did Gerald let you borrow his knife?


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Randominator] #175435 11/17/2016 6:51 PM
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Randominator, Wow nice buck!! But, didn't you know that .357 Mag is only good enough to " give to your wife for shooting mice in the kitchen "!! I remember that statement from many years ago by an older retired gunsmith that would cross paths w/ me at a small PA Game Commission range. He & his wife were .44mag & .45Colt users for 20+ yrs. I had a DW gun just like yours. I had it D&T'd ( no rib mounts back then that we knew of)and had a Bushnell Phantom 2.5 power rail mount scope set up. Never had the chance for a deer, but took a few PA groundhogs. Wish we had 2x6 Bushnells back then. I would love to have mine set up as yours is. I have had half dozen or more of that scope on my TC barrels & revolvers. My older brother took several bucks w/ his S&W model 27 some time ago w/ plain old Hornady JHP's. Again ,nice deer & nice gear ! martrage.

Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Randominator] #175436 11/17/2016 7:04 PM
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Well done, Sir!


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: KRal] #175437 11/17/2016 7:14 PM
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Very nice!


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Zee] #175440 11/17/2016 8:15 PM
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Great buck and getting him with your 357 makes it even better.


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: REDHAWK1954] #175444 11/17/2016 8:27 PM
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Congrats. My father in law had a DW in .44 mag. Great gun, sadly it went to someone else when he passed.


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Handgun400] #175448 11/17/2016 9:03 PM
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NICE! That's definitely a wall hanger!

Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Boot] #175452 11/18/2016 1:38 AM
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Nice buck. They have not been moving well for me.Wife killed an 11 point this morning.


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: junebug] #175466 11/18/2016 7:37 PM
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Most excellent!

Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Mark Hampton] #175490 11/19/2016 12:04 PM
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Great deer Randy! Congratulations!

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Great Season! Very nice buck, and with a 357 Magnum to boot.
The bullet looked to have had about text book expansion.

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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: junebug] #175495 11/19/2016 4:39 PM
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Nice Magnum Buck!

Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Snyd] #175504 11/19/2016 6:36 PM
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Good job! You got one heck of a buck!


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Chance Weldon] #175507 11/19/2016 10:34 PM
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Well done Sir!

Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Randominator] #175527 11/20/2016 2:49 AM
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Super nice buck Randominator. Central Kentucky is putting out some nice bucks to the handgunners this year. Those .357 JFPs held together much better than a .429 XTP that I shot a buck with last Saturday.

Congratulations!

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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: TCScout] #175698 11/25/2016 12:54 AM
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And use the knife too ... TOO soon! 😳

I'm just glad it was one of us that got him.

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Great job on a nice buck and Doe. Good story and pictures.

Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: GAinKY] #175700 11/25/2016 1:20 AM
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 Originally Posted By: GAinKY
And use the knife too ... TOO soon! 😳

I'm just glad it was one of us that got him.


It'll wash up
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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: KRal] #193062 06/17/2018 12:16 AM
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Congrats! Nice to see people putting the 357 to good use! Although I have larger caliber handguns that I periodically hunt with, I just seem to always gravitate back to the 357 for deer hunting.


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Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: KRal] #193072 06/17/2018 1:37 AM
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Somehow I missed this. Congrats on a great buck with a great gun/cartridge combo.







Re: Supermoon buck and doe [Re: Gregg Richter] #193076 06/17/2018 5:18 AM
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 Originally Posted By: Gregg Richter
Somehow I missed this.


I didn't realize I revived a thread from 2016. In the time between then and now I could have easily read it and forgot it at least twice


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