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Double or Nothing #204689 12/30/2019 9:11 PM
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This morning brought a change in weather. The last three days have been in the mid-60?s and rain all day yesterday. This morning was 40 degrees and had the bucks up prowling. I was in the stand well before daylight so I?d have plenty time to get all my camera gear set up. At 0835, I seen movement in the pines. Heading my direction was a young buck. Quickly I began getting my camcorder set up, hearing protection on, mic on, camera on, deer in viewfinder, and preparing for the shot. Once finding the deer in the camera and getting it centered, I grunted to stop the cruising buck. At 60 yards to my hard left, I checked the viewfinder to ensure deer was in view, then settled the crosshairs on the bucks left shoulder and began squeezing the trigger. The Stalker bucked and the deer stumbled - 25 yards and down. As soon as the deer went down, I turn the camera on me to start talking and realized in all the excitement, I forgot to hit the record button....can?t have nothing!

I was shooting a Hornady 240 XTP mag over 24.0 grains of H110. The XTP did extensive damage to both lungs, with large entry and exit holes.





I then picked up my phone to text my son that I had one down. Before he could reply, he got one too. His deer crossed a deep ditch that was to his hard left and came up a hill straight toward him. As the deer approached, he pulled down his hearing protection and began raising the Bisley while cocking the hammer. At 10 yards, the buck stopped, head-on, with his head slightly up-right. As Clay was focusing on the front sight settled on the brisket and squeezing the trigger, the buck bobbed his head as they commonly do when they?re not sure about what they?re looking at, and the Bisley barked! The 250 gr Keith bullet struck the buck right between the eyes - DRT!



After doing an autopsy on his deer, we found his bullet...



It exited the back of the skull, went through two vertebra, and lodged against the third. A total of about 10?-12? of penetration through a rugged path. The load is a 250 gr Keith cast over 8.0 grs of Unique.

It turned out to be a great morning for us an the 44?s...









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Re: Double or Nothing [Re: KRal] #204690 12/30/2019 9:40 PM
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Congrats to the both of you! Great morning indeed!

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Great morning indeed! Congratulations to both of you.


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Congrats!

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AWESOME hunt and CONGRATULATIONS to you both


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Now thats cool!


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That's great shooting by both father and son!

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FATHER AND SON REVOLVER HUNTERS, VEY, VERY NICE, CONGRATS TO BOTH OF YOU.


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Kim, that had to be a very fun morning spent with your son, taking 2 bucks with revolvers, that doesn't happen very often. Congratulations!

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That?s a great way to end the year. Deer hunting with family and with handguns to boot. Congratulations to you both.
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Heck of a hunt Kim! Congrats to you both.

That Nosler is like a redheaded step child. Send her to NC and Ill give her some lovin.


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That's outstanding Kim! Congrats.


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 Originally Posted By: WiseGuy
Heck of a hunt Kim! Congrats to you both.

That Nosler is like a redheaded step child. Send her to NC and Ill give her some lovin.


I?m actually thinking about taking it out tomorrow afternoon after work.


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Thanks, gents! The last time we doubled on deer was 15 Dec 2012. It?s always a special moment to double up on a hunt.


It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
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Congrats and nice shootin

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Well done guys. It really is special hunting with family.


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well done to both of you! you gotta love the 44's


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Very good morning indeed!

The cooler temps were greeted here in Alabama as well. I had a wonderful hunt this AM ... didn't see a deer, but enjoyed the weather and the experience.

Grats to both of you.

P


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Congrats to you both. His would make a interesting European mount.


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congrats! That's as good as it gets!!

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Congratulations to the pair of ya. Vary nice.


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Very cool. I notice your loads couldn't be further from the same. He shoots a very light load with cast and you shoot a heavy load with jacketed. How much difference do you generally see in performance on game?

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Congratulations on two nice bucks!
Very cool to be able to do that with your son. Great way to finish the year.

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Congrats Kim,

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The ONLY reason I'll accept my son growing up! LOL

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Great hunting, guys!


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Congratulations KRal and CRal! Awesome work fellas!

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Excellent!


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Great work. The post Christmas cold snap appears to have really turned on the bucks in the deep South.


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GREAT MEAT FOR THE YEAR.

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awesome job to both of you!


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Outstanding! Which gun where you shooting?

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Thanks, gents!

 Originally Posted By: rougerocco
Outstanding! Which gun where you shooting?


I was using my Ruger Super Blackhawk Mag-na-port Stalker and my son was using his Ruger Bisley Flattop.


It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
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What a fantastic morning for sure!

I have to think that a father son double with sixguns is a relatively rare occurance. CONGRATULATIONS.

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Congrats!.
I shoot the same load for deer and bigger. the 240 XTP i found to be a little hard for whitetails. short runs, good blood trails but not the hammer effect it has on thicker skinned and larger critters. I started opening the hollow point cavity with a 1/8" drill to a depth of 0.200" on a drill press. I lose 9 grains which is fine. no change in POI. Essentially it is a tad wider hole but twice as deep. Expansion is amazing and it dumps a lot more energy on the way through the deer. All but one of more than 20 deer had exits. 21 shots. Recovered one which was a follow up shot on a stunned standing dead deer at 85 yards quartering away. found on opposite side under skin after breaking shoulder blade.
But the behind the leg broadside shots that impress me most as the deer will almost always drop at the shot. Not one has run since that. out to 111 yards. 44 mag 7.5" S&W stealth hunter with a red dot.
I am such a bullet nerd...
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