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Well, I lied. Another deer - .220 Swift!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 26,015 Senior Member
I got the chance to take another deer this evening. The last day for MLD Permits. 
Set in the stand with my Sidekick and my new Remington 700 VSSF in .220 Swift w/ a 55gr FBHP Dogtown Bullet from Midway at 3,777 fps MV. 

It wasn’t looking good as no deer were coming to the feeder and all the does were quickly crossing every sendaro. Like they knew today was the last day! 
Several does and yearlings and evening one buck crossed the sendaro to our south. But, either I knew them as a protected deer or they wouldn’t slow down or stop for a shot. 
Finally, a doe entered the sendaro and I told my boy to start the video. 

“I need her to stop.”
”BLEAT!”
And she stopped right on the edge of the sendaro. 

Staring straight at us at 150 yards. 
“I don’t like that shot.”
................
”BANG!”
”But I’ll take it.”

A 55gr FBHP between her eyes and my season was done in a puff of mist and nary a twitch. 

Quarter inch right of my intended POA. ****. 
No exit. But the vapors jettisoned from her ears in the video say there was no need. I kinda like this fast .224 cal stuff!!
The stand is in the background. 
And my faithful sidekick was at my side. I really enjoy having him with me on our many adventures. 

While cleaning the deer, he asked if we could eat the tongue. 
Ask and ye shall receive. Deer heart and tongue for diner tonight. 


It’s been a most excellent season. My boy took 4 or 5 deer (I’d have to count) and I think I took 5 or 6. Either way.......it’s been fun. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Yeah...I don't think that 1/4" led to any suffering.  Nice strike!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Oh, and tongue - what'cha got for seasoning?  Just a simple lengthwise cut?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,015 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Oh, and tongue - what'cha got for seasoning?  Just a simple lengthwise cut?
    A rub we make. 
    Thin horizontal cuts making quarter sized pieces. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,833 Senior Member
    55 grain .224 bullets taking deer without breaking a sweat. Whodathunkit???

    I read yesterday that the Military contracted Roy Weatherby in the 1950's to make something to help them test high velocity impact on different materials. He necked down a .378 Weatherby cartridge to .30 cal. Seated a Vern Speer 30gr .224 solid copper sabboted bullet on top of as much of Bruce Hodgdon's experimental powder as could be stuffed inside. Federal invented the 215 mag spark to light it and spit it out the muzzle at 6,000 fps.

    .224 = speed = dead?
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,374 Senior Member
    Well Mike, I know what magazine YOU subscribe too :D , I read that same article last night
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,833 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Well Mike, I know what magazine YOU subscribe too :D , I read that same article last night
    My favorite one :)
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,374 Senior Member
    earlyagain said:

    My favorite one :)
    Likewise
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,790 Senior Member
    Well whaddya know?  A blew-eyed deer. :D
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,490 Senior Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,015 Senior Member
    That eye!!!
    The vapor that jettisoned from her ears was quite expressive. As well as the fact the bullet didn’t exit and the entire skull had lost its structural integrity. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,015 Senior Member
    55 grain .224 bullets taking deer without breaking a sweat. Whodathunkit???

    I read yesterday that the Military contracted Roy Weatherby in the 1950's to make something to help them test high velocity impact on different materials. He necked down a .378 Weatherby cartridge to .30 cal. Seated a Vern Speer 30gr .224 solid copper sabboted bullet on top of as much of Bruce Hodgdon's experimental powder as could be stuffed inside. Federal invented the 215 mag spark to light it and spit it out the muzzle at 6,000 fps.

    .224 = speed = dead?
    Speed kills. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,015 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Yeah...I don't think that 1/4" led to any suffering.  Nice strike!
    Watching the video, you see her legs up in the air after she drops. I assume because she rolled over (down hill) but it still looks like she flips even though I know she didn’t. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 889 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    55 grain .224 bullets taking deer without breaking a sweat. Whodathunkit???

    I read yesterday that the Military contracted Roy Weatherby in the 1950's to make something to help them test high velocity impact on different materials. He necked down a .378 Weatherby cartridge to .30 cal. Seated a Vern Speer 30gr .224 solid copper sabboted bullet on top of as much of Bruce Hodgdon's experimental powder as could be stuffed inside. Federal invented the 215 mag spark to light it and spit it out the muzzle at 6,000 fps.

    .224 = speed = dead?
    Speed kills. 
    http://https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_PrZ-J7D3k
    Apparently free thought is punished, and conformity is required, while peckerless cowards run the show.

    ECHO...ECHO....echo...

    Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!

    Karma.........It’s a bitch.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,015 Senior Member
    Link no workie. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 889 Senior Member
    Yep I know.  I fought the quote feature for a year and a half and when the link was dead, I just didn’t care anymore.  Sorry my GAF died out.  



    It was a link to the steamroller scene from Austin Powers.  Get it speed kills.
    Apparently free thought is punished, and conformity is required, while peckerless cowards run the show.

    ECHO...ECHO....echo...

    Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!

    Karma.........It’s a bitch.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Pretty much any tool will do as long as it’s used by a real hunter.  This one had impressive results!  

    Do you parboil the tonge before putting it on the skillet?  I’ve found them a bit chewy.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,015 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Pretty much any tool will do as long as it’s used by a real hunter.  This one had impressive results!  

    Do you parboil the tonge before putting it on the skillet?  I’ve found them a bit chewy.
    Nah. Slice thin, season, cook 1 min per side in butter or olive oil. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,911 Senior Member
    1/4" off your point of aim is not a concern for me...Still it was an instant lights out!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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