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Last Minute Deer with 357 Max On last day of season #211463 03/02/2022 1:27 AM
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I really had my doubts if I was going to be able to deer hunt this year. Got Covid on Nov 2 and took 21 days for me to get over it. Iím blessed though as I had low grade fever and cough. I went to the range with two Contenders, 357 Max and 445 SM. I really wanted to use the 445 this year but that didnít happen. Do believe the Burris
2.5 X 7 took a crap. It shot high and low and the settled down to 4 inches low and elevation adjustment does nothing.
I hunted sun up to sun down last Saturday and saw nothing. Sunday got in tree stand around 2 PM, overlooking a food plot. 5:05 PM a deer comes out of woods into the food plot 70 yds from me. At the shot it takes off running UP HILL!!!! First time I have ever seen a deer run up hill after being shot! Found it 40 yards from where I shot it. Turns out it was a button buck. Bullet went through right front shoulder and I found the bullet under the hide on the other side.
It felt so good getting out in the woods after being in the house so long.


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Re: Last Minute Deer with 357 Max On last day of season [Re: HHI6818] #211464 03/02/2022 2:08 AM
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Congrats Sir! glad you recovered from covid, nice shot on the button buck, every deer is a trophy with a handgun. you will be able to enjoy it for months to come.


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Re: Last Minute Deer with 357 Max On last day of season [Re: HHI6818] #211465 03/02/2022 5:06 PM
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Very nice!


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: Last Minute Deer with 357 Max On last day of season [Re: HHI6818] #211472 03/06/2022 2:56 AM
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Congrats on kicking the kung flu to the curb and getting out to hunt ! The venison is a nice bonus too. It looks like your bullet performed perfectly.

Re: Last Minute Deer with 357 Max On last day of season [Re: HHI6818] #211481 03/08/2022 10:23 PM
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Very nice. Good job with the max.


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: Last Minute Deer with 357 Max On last day of season [Re: HHI6818] #211495 03/11/2022 3:06 AM
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Glad to hear you got over it!


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