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Add a South Dakota doe to the freezer

Six-GunSix-Gun Senior MemberPosts: 8,148 Senior Member
edited November 2018 in Hunting #1


Shot at an unknow range (guessed about 75 yards) at 2PM today in the South Dakota Black Hills.  She ran almost 80 yards despite getting hit perfectly in the lungs with the custom .375 H&H Remington 700 that Caleb built for me.  Bullet used was the 300 gr. Sierra GameKing SPBT.

I drew this tag earlier in the year and decided I would use the weekend before my Montana hunt to fill the tag.  Mission accomplished!

Needless to say, the lungs were toast...



The angle was ever so slighlty quartering.  For the second hunt in a row, I hit the offside leg with the projectile...except that a 300 gr. bullet does a bit more to the offside leg than an arrow.  The leg was held on by flesh and the bone was totally severed.



So, it’s been a successful few days.  Now, on to Montana to fill my 2 doe tags there.
Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Thats a big bullet. It proves the ancient adage.

    Nothing runs like a deer.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,977 Senior Member
    Sweet!

    I can’t imagine that bullet being designed to open quickly in medium game. 

    But, I’d say it worked well. 

    Deer can be tough. That axis the other day ran 40-50 yards with no heart. 

    Don’t take long for them to cover distance. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,977 Senior Member
    What are the stats of the rifle. I don’t remember. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    Great meat deer Luis...good shooting too!
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #6
    Zee -

    Yeah, dead deer don’t die the same way.  

    As for the rifle:

    - Base action was from a new .300 Win Mag
    - Bead blasted 22” Shilen barrel
    - H-S Precision stock speckle painted by Caleb
    - Keplinger single set trigger
    - Trued/blue printed/bedded action
    - M-16 extractor
    - Aftermarket firing pin kit
    - Engraved caliber marking
    - squared recoil lug


    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #7
    Jayhawker said:
    Great meat deer Luis...good shooting too!

    Thanks, Scott! This one was another example of “no matter how big thr bullet and how well it’s placed, there are no guarantees.”

    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,466 Senior Member
    Once again, good work!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    That's awesome
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,890 Senior Member
    Most people check off states they vacation to, your checking them off by taking deer. Awesome way to hunt. Congrats.

    Sako
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    Most people check off states they vacation to, your checking them off by taking deer. Awesome way to hunt. Congrats.

    Sako
    Thanks, Tom!  Shooting a Rio Grande turkey in Hawaii has definitely crossed my mind 😇
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    That's awesome
    You may need to do this one year, too.  Doe tags are pretty easy to draw in the Black Hills unit.  A little bit of road hunters to deal with because there are too many forest service roads around to get terribly far away from them, but definitely not a super hard tag to fill.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    That's awesome
    You may need to do this one year, too.  Doe tags are pretty easy to draw in the Black Hills unit.  A little bit of road hunters to deal with because there are too many forest service roads around to get terribly far away from them, but definitely not a super hard tag to fill.
    Do I have to follow your lead and use my 375 with a 1-4 Leupold as well?
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    Absolutely!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    Nicely done Luis, you are amazing!
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    Thank you, Robin!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,977 Senior Member
    I have a Kepplinger Set Trigger as well. 

    Not currently in a rifle. 

    Dont like Ike the way the Trigger leaves my finger when pressing it after being set. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,904 Senior Member
    @Six-Gun
    Is that the rifle you had at the shoot a couple years ago?
    Another nice one to feed you and yours.
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Absolutely!
    Well, guess that settles that! Although mine will be walnut vs kevlar.  I got another Custom Shop unfinished pick up, decided to just do it. Having the 376 put into synthetic instead for the all weather medium boomer
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    @Six-Gun
    Is that the rifle you had at the shoot a couple years ago?
    Another nice one to feed you and yours.
    Yes, that is the same one.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,904 Senior Member
    That is one AWESOME rifle.  Could not believe how easy it was to line up and that trigger WOW
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    The SGK isn't exactly a tough bullet.  Its meant for softer critters. 
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    With a 3% antominy lead alloy core, it would work fine for lion.  Cape buffalo, on the other hand, not a good idea.  Per Sierra’s website description for the design:

    “...ideal bullet in a 375 H&H Magnum or 378 Weatherby Magnum for the largest game on the North American continent and for heavy thin-skinned African game.”

    All I know is that it works for South Dakota does. 😀
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,977 Senior Member
    The SGK isn't exactly a tough bullet.  Its meant for softer critters. 
    Yes. But, Softer critters of larger dimensions. 

    😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,466 Senior Member
    Killed several elk and deer with SGK's...They all died quickly
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    I think this was an appropriate use of the bullet. With the angle of that shot I'm sure most bullets would do similar damage. The doe I shot with Six was pretty similar, that 6mm bullet basically separated the shoulder from her body if it wasn't for skin. 
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
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