Shot this very nice 6 point this mornng

snake284snake284 Senior MemberPosts: 20,826 Senior Member
Picture to follow soon I hope. I shot this nice six point this morning at 9AM straight up. He was angling away with the right side toward me and I put the bullet high above the right shoulder, the bullet entering above the shoulder high close to the spine. It knocked him down immediately, breaking his spine. I might have ruined about three inches of the right side of back strap, but that's all. The 130 grain(edited) SGK went in, hit the spine and tore a section about two inches of it out, and he fell dead upon the spot. My son in law has pics of the inside damage and will email to me.

This is the biggest 6 point I've ever seen around here. Here they have to be 13 inches inside the beams and he's legal and then some. We measured him almost 14" Wide inside the main beam. He was like 13 3/4". We caped him out back behind his front shoulders for a mount. It will go good with my old 8 point I killed Thanksgiving week, 1979 out at Junction Texas. I've killed a lot of deer through the years but mostly doe and spikes. This is only the third nice buck I've killed. Back before the minimum size limits I had killed some 4,6, and 8 pointers but as of today, only 3 of those bucks I've killed would be legal by today's standards, other than the spikes, of course.

I normally stand by the old adage, "You Can't Eat Antlers!"
Daddy, what's an enabler?
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,644 Senior Member
    And HEEEEEERE it is! *Cymbal crash!*

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    Nice deer indeed!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,826 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    And HEEEEEERE it is! *Cymbal crash!*

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    Nice deer indeed!

    Thank you my brother. Anyway, that's my first deer in 2 years. Before the shot I was very worried he wasn't big enough. But When he turned the back of his head my way he looked huge. So I took him.

    He hit the ground the instant the bullet hit him. And that's a good thing because he was facing about 100 acres of solid thick brush. It was about a 60 yard shot.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,040 Senior Member
    Good job backing over him. We know a .270 didn't kill it. :tooth:

    Nice deer!
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,373 Senior Member
    Good job! Nice buck you got there!
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,061 Senior Member
    Well done.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,759 Senior Member
    Nice looking deer, hey.
    I have a need for speed
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,747 Senior Member
    Very nicely done, snake. Glad you didn’t need to chase him through that brush.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,446 Senior Member
    Nice deer Snake, Good Going
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,826 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Good job backing over him. We know a .270 didn't kill it. :tooth:

    Nice deer!

    Now wait a minute cpj, you can't be bad mouthing your Bum Rifle...

    Seriously, you gotta hit em where they're down for the count. I've learned the hard way out there to take neck and spine shots if possible to put em down fast. He was maybe ten feet from a brush line and the brush runs about 60 yards down toward the creek and if they can get in that brush and make it to the creek they can swim to safety and die on posted land. Formosa Plastics owns that land just across the creek. They have a huge Chemical plant at Point Comfort about 8 miles down the road toward Port Lavaca from my lease. They own about 10,000 Acres starting on the other side of the creek from us. It's a Zoo over there. Lots of big trophy bucks over there because it hasn't been hunted in 20 years. Before Formosa bought it in the 90s it was owned by Prudential Insurance. Before that it belonged to Bill Bauer, who I used to work for. That's one reason we have some big deer on the place. That and the guy I sublease from, and his father before him have managed that place pretty strictly for 50 years.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,194 Senior Member
    Mike,

    Outstanding job, nice deer! Congrats!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,365 Senior Member
    Congratulations Mike.
    Sounds like a good lease.
    A creek won't contain bucks that want to stretch their legs. Get a bigger wall.
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,650 Senior Member
    Congratulations Mike, nicely done. Yea, the .270 scores again.........robin
    I don't often talk to people that voted for Obama, but when I do I order large fries!
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,465 Senior Member
    Nicely done, any autopsy photos?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,826 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Nicely done, any autopsy photos?

    Yes, but they currently lie in my son in law's phone and he's been too busy with Christmas stuff to take time to send them to me.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,035 Senior Member
    Congrats, Snake. Nice buck.

    But, 130 grains = 270? No way, Jose! :jester:
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,546 Senior Member
    Great job, glad your dry spell is over


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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Nice looking deer. The guy holding him looks ready for a nap though.:tooth:
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,826 Senior Member
    I got the wound pics now and asked someone to process for me. Going hunting now, so I'll explain them when I get home.

    I'm going to take the 7 Mag out and see if I can blood it. It's still bloodless.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,644 Senior Member
    Wound pix:

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    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,826 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Wound pix:

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    Here's the gore pics. If you look at it on the right side on the pic of the outside you can see the entry wound. On the inside you can see where it penetrated and wrecked the spine. The bullet did just what I was hoping it would do. It destroyed the spine in a small area and put the deer down for the count taking out about 2" of the spine.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,206 Senior Member
    Good hustle! Nice lookn buck!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,281 Senior Member
    Good looking buck, nice shooting!
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