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Grizz1219Grizz1219 Posts: 424 Member
In terms of hunting... Just was thinking of mine... Here's my list..

Smoothbore shotgun.. iron sights... Remington 1oz slug, Ma whitetail deer @ 135 yards

Smoothbore Black Powder, 56 cal. side hammer, Ma whitetail 86 yards.

Shotgun, wild turkey, 3 1/2" 12 gauge, #5's, 50 yards, NY

Archery, compound bow, 35 yards, Eastern Wild turkey, Vt. 18.5 lb tom

T/C Pro Hunter, 50 Cal. BP, T/C Shock Wave, 250 gr, off hand at 125 yards, Ny Whitetail

T/C Pro Hunter, 30-06, 150 grain Federal Fusion, 286 yard Whitetail, Alabama

T/C Pro Hunter, 30-06, 180 grain Federal Fusion, 309 yards, Africa, Gemsbok

T/C Pro Hunter, 338, 225 grain Federal Fusion, 290 Africa, Black Wildebeest,..


  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    I've made a couple of 400+ yard shots on prairie dogs with my .204. I used my laser range finder to measure the furthest at 440.

    As for big game, I've made a couple at or near 300 yards. I wasn't able to get an accurate measurement, though. All were with high powered modern center fire rifles.

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  • snake284snake284 Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    The longest recently was two years ago and was a hog at 320 yards with, you guessed it, .270 Win. shooting 130 grain Sierra Game King. It ran about 15 yards into the brush before it realized that it was dead and fell down grave yard dead

    Back in the mid 80s I killed two doe while culling at right around 400 yards. They were trotting along in an open field. I shot them with a 6mm with a 100 graim Game Kings.

    But these are the exceptions. Most of what I have killed has been at or under 100 yards.

    The second deer I ever killed was at 40 yards and my first hog was at 30 yards. Everything else has been between those extremes and most around 50-100 yards although I have shot a few hogs between 100-200 yards.
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  • NNNN Posts: 25,235 Senior Member
    125 yds .30-06 DRT
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    If we're talking big game, just shy of 400 on my gemsbok in Africa. If we count varmints, I can't even tell you for sure on pdogs anymore. I recall one particular shot I made at around 700 yards with my 6mm.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Posts: 7,856 Senior Member
    Confirmed pdog - 796 yards, 6mm Rem
    Antelope - 444 yards, 6mm Rem
    Whitetail - 379 yards, .270 Win
    Elk - 110 yards, .270 Win
    Fox Squirrel - 85 yards, 22LR

    I once got a pheasant with a 12 ga at what we could best make out to be ~80 yards, although it traveled for another 100 or so before it decided I'd actually hit it. As a rule, I don't like pushing a shotgun much past 45-50 yards, but there's exceptions to every rule.

    As a young teen, I practically specialized in sky-busting wood ducks with a .410 pump. I really couldn't tell you how far the farthest was, but I made more than a few that I doubt I've equaled with a 12 ga.

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,389 Senior Member
    Somewhere between here and there. I don't recall. But, I aimed high.
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  • USUFBUSUFB Posts: 830 Senior Member
    Feral hog at ~180 yards, with a scoped, bolt action 30-06 and Hornady factory ammo. DRT.

    I've also made my closest-ever shot with that same rifle/ammo combo, also on a feral hog. That one was at about 15 feet. The scope was obviously useless at that distance, so I held the rifle "gangsta style" and let the lead fly. :tooth:
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  • FlashoverFlashover Posts: 390 Member
    Deer--250 yards across a double run power line using 30-06
    Coyote--525 yards using a 30-06--distance measured using my hunting partners range finder (best shot I ever made on an animal..classed as vermin here)
    Moose--75 yards using 8mm mauser open sights
    Black Bear--50 yards over registered bait site using .308

    I am horrible with a shotgun on flying birds

    Just noticed after posting that this is my 200th post..not bad for a lurker :P
  • justin10mmjustin10mm Posts: 688 Senior Member
    Right at about 350 yards on a mule deer and a couple hogs.
    Got a crow once at 298 lasered yards.
    Jackrabbits at 325 yards with a .243 and at 97 steps with a .357 magnum.
    A bobcat at 178 yards with a .30-30 win.
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,753 Senior Member
    My last was a feral hog right at 4 feet Ruger .357 mag.
    Deer was right at estimated 75 yards with a 30-06 and my one and only Elk was shot from a long through the trees 65 yards with a .300 Savage.

    I have never hunted game where a longer shot was possible.
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Diver43 points out what we're faced with here in Florida....Restricted Long Range Shooting!

    I've probably dropped several Whitetails at 125-150 yards, but certainly nothing longer than this. Remember, too, I'm pretty well going to use a flintlock for whatever hunting I do (I should say DID, because I don't care much about it any more except maybe busting squirrels with my little .32cal Squirrel Rifle.)
  • snake284snake284 Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    I forgot about one day when we were shooting "BIRDS"out of a corn field that had new shoots of corn plants coming up and the "BIRDS" Were eating them. And so we shot at the "BIRDS" sometimes at very long distance. I killed a couple of these "BIRDS" at over 500 yards with a .223 Remington with 55 grain HP
    Of course it took me about 20 shots per "BIRD" but i did kill at least two.

    And NO! They weren't Whopping Cranes. :tooth:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Posts: 424 Member
    You guys do some great shooting!!!!!
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    The longest, and luckiest, shot was approximately 1/4 mile, on a crow, with an approximate 10' + or - , hold over., with a 22lr, when I was 16yoa. Best aimed shot was a 100 yard head shot, on a squirrel, with a .243. The longest shot on a deer was 250 yards, S. Dakota, with a .270, 99% of the deer I have harvested have been less than 100 yards. The longest shot with a hand gun was 60 yards, with a 6" Colt Trooper MKIII, .357, on a groundhog. Held to the top of its head, hit center mass...........Robin
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  • jbohiojbohio Posts: 5,618 Senior Member
    ~225 yards, running elk, 300RUM. Rested against a tree.

    130 yards, whitetail, 12 ga rifled slug, rifle sights.
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