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#2 for the Boy and his Creedmoor this season.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 26,582 Senior Member

We are still after a cull 6pt but he continues to elude us. I’ve never seen him in person. Only on game cameras. 
We had 11 bucks a dry doe and a doe/fawn around us for 1.5 hours. Not to mention all the deer off in the distance around 250-300yrds. 
We patiently waited for the cull and he never showed. As all the deer were starting to wander off around 9am, I told the boy we would take the single doe. 
He waited for her to turn broadside about 65 yrds away and he sent a 143gr ELD-X from his 6.5 Creedmoor through her chest. 
You can see the impact. 


She ran about 40 yards and plowed into the brush. I knew she’d gone dow there. But, made the boy track her anyway for practice. 




Proud of him. He continues to do well behind a rifle. 
We used an MLD-Permit for this doe and gave her to a worker on a neighboring ranch for Thanksgiving. Always a blessing to provide for others. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,582 Senior Member
    edited November 24 #2
    Slight quartering shot. 


    Broke a rib on entrance. 

    Virtually separated the heart from the rest of the thoracic organs. It literally hung by a thread. 


    Broke a rib on exit. 

    Two shots and two good experiences with the 143gr ELD-X. It penetrates, expands, and exits. I’m happy. 
    And , has left good blood both times. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,856 Senior Member
    Once again, well done to your Son 👍
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,051 Senior Member
    Like His Daddy!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 1,798 Senior Member
    Outstanding!!!
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,913 Senior Member
    Drill Baby Drill! B)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,332 Senior Member
    Nothing better than bare foot butchering!! B)

    Good score for the boy!! 
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,026 Senior Member
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,647 Senior Member
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,913 Senior Member
    Zee said:


    Virtually separated the heart from the rest of the thoracic organs. It literally hung by a thread. 


    Soooo. . .I'm beginning to think that the little troll is getting cocky - heart shots aren't doing it for him anymore, so now he's deliberately targeting the aortic arch. :D

    I'm curious about the medical effect of this one.  Deer still had enough O2 in circulation to make it 40 yards.  Do you think this was a case of both inlet and outlet pipes totally severed and not draining out the system as fast as if one was still attached allowing the heart to pump out into the body cavity, which might have put it down faster?  Or more a matter of these are just really tough critters?

    DAMN fine shot!
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,582 Senior Member
    Hold your breath. How far can you run?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,582 Senior Member
    I used to tell him to aim 1/3 of the way up the body. Basically a heart shot. Since he has ruined so many hearts, I’ve started telling him to aim 1/2 way up the body. That puts him just above the heart. 
    All I really coach him on now is behind the leg, middle of the leg, in front of the leg depending on the angle. I still say 1/2 way up just to make sure he doesn’t hit the heart. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,582 Senior Member
    The boy shoots better than I EVER did at 15 years old.  How I killed deer, I’ll never know.  But, I sure didn’t kill as many!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,913 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Hold your breath. How far can you run?
    I could probably run farther if I had a 6.5 through my chest - it would let more air in.  ;)

    Zee said:
    I used to tell him to aim 1/3 of the way up the body. Basically a heart shot. Since he has ruined so many hearts, I’ve started telling him to aim 1/2 way up the body. That puts him just above the heart. 
    All I really coach him on now is behind the leg, middle of the leg, in front of the leg depending on the angle. I still say 1/2 way up just to make sure he doesn’t hit the heart. 😁
    Reference my post on your thread about him learning to cook.  I think maybe YOU'RE the one we need to call "Magua" :D
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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