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IND Buck - 50 B&M AK #175385 11/16/2016 12:30 AM
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Took this 10pt Indiana buck on Sunday at 1:45pm as he appeared from the creek bottom walking right to my stand. At a very long distance of 25 yards he stopped to nibble on some green brows. I actually had to turn the scope down from 4x to 2.5x for a better field of view. I put the cross hairs right on his shoulder and let the SSK 50 B&M Alaskan roar. The Hornady 350gr XTP flipped him over backwards and slammed him to the ground DRT! He dressed at 165#.
Post mortem would show a ? inch (.500) entry into the hide, upon removing the hide a 3 inch hole in the ribs and through the right lung. The XTP clipped the top of the heart with a 1 inch exit lower left side.
The barrel is a SSK 14? Encore chambered in 50 B&M Alaskan with a 60 caliber muzzle brake, sported by the Tsob and Leupold 2.5x8 power scope. After lots of range work late summer and into the fall I chose the Hornady 350 XTP @ 1950fs. This setup is a handful of fun and now a proven ?Critter - Getter?.




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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: Buck_358] #175386 11/16/2016 12:45 AM
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way to go Buck.......


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: jamesfromjersey] #175387 11/16/2016 1:06 AM
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Great buck! Congratulations! Are you by chance related to forum member Zee? You look just like him, especially the eyes.😀


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: Buck_358] #175388 11/16/2016 1:39 AM
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Nice buck!


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: Buck_358] #175390 11/16/2016 2:30 AM
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Nice buck, Buck. But, how you see to shoot with no peepers?


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: s4s4u] #175391 11/16/2016 3:36 AM
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Congrats! I noticed the mask before the deer. lol


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Nice buck! Wow, what a handful of a handgun. Congrats.

Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: abner] #175393 11/16/2016 7:56 AM
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Nice buck but I think you need a bigger gun
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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: Snyd] #175395 11/16/2016 9:23 AM
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I was looking so hard at your buck that I did not notice that you do look like Zee in the eyes anyway.

Nice buck.


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: REDHAWK1954] #175397 11/16/2016 11:24 AM
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Congrats!!!!!!!! I think that's the Lone Ranger.

Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: dhom] #175398 11/16/2016 2:09 PM
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Great deer. Definitely need to upgrade the gun.

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Congrats!


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: dhom] #175402 11/16/2016 5:13 PM
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single shot from the lone ranger, congrats!

Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: dhom] #175403 11/16/2016 5:24 PM
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That's an interesting round! How do the .500 bullets hold up with the increased velocity of the Alaskan case?


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: dhom] #175406 11/16/2016 10:41 PM
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huge congrats!!!!!!!!


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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: reflex264] #175408 11/16/2016 11:41 PM
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Congratulations on the deer, that's a nice one!

Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: Brenden] #175416 11/17/2016 4:41 AM
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Great ... another eyeless hunter showing us all up!?!?

Joking, of course!!

Grats on a fine deer.


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Nice deer. That should be good eating.

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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: Bob Roach] #175429 11/17/2016 4:32 PM
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Thank you all for the accolades..

Franchise - Here are my notes on wet newsprint testing earlier this fall. Distance to the test medium was 50 yards. Pact Chronograph 10 feet in front of the muzzle. I should also point out that the barrel rate of twist is 1-12 Vs that of the 500 S&W which is 1-18.

Hornady 300FTX - Muzzle Velocity 2310fs -
Penetration 14" expanded to .760" retained wt = 190.0 / 63.4%
* One of the most devastating in terms of shock ring and wound channel.

Swift 325 HP/AF - Muzzle Velocity 2217fs -
Penetration 18" expanded to .772" retained wt = 285.0 / 87.6%

Hornady 350XTP - Muzzle Velocity 2082fs -
Penetration 10" - expanded to 1.190" - retained wt = 260.8 /74.5%
* This produced the widest shock ring @ 5" with a 2" wound channel ** I later backed the velocity down to improve on accuracy.

Hawk 400x.025 HP - Muzzle Velocity 1983fs -
Penetration 9" core/jacket separation - retained wt = 189.4 / 47.3%

Hornady 500FP - Muzzle velocity 1710fs
Penetration 18" - expanded to .962" - retained wt = 490.0 / 98%
I have taken this up to 1800fs and is truly a handful.

I have shot bug holes with all of the Hornady's from 25 yards out to 100. My last testing was on a cardboard deer cut out at 140 yards - The Hornady 350XTP were spot on @ 1950fs, as were the 300FTX @ 2250fs. I tested the 350's between 2100 - 2175fs and the accuracy went south. The load I worked up with this bullet @ 1950fs seems to be the sweet spot for accuracy.

Thanks again
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Re: IND Buck - 50 B&M AK [Re: Buck_358] #175468 11/18/2016 7:38 PM
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Real nice buck -- congrats!

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Nice Hoosier buck!

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Nice buck - congrats!!!

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Awesome buck and Encore!


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