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saintsfan1977
West Monroe, from Cajun country
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
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Never knew .270 was that popular


Really? It's one of the best deer calibers. It could be considered the best magnum cartridge.


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saintsfan1977
West Monroe, from Cajun country
Member since Jun 2010
3961 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
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I have no idea how people make 300+ yard shots


You do realize that you can set your maximum point blank range by sighting in about 2-3 and inches high at 100yds. 300yds is not considered long range and you don't have to worry about wind.

If you shooting 1in groups at 100 yds you and sight in 3.5in high at 100yds you can aim dead on a deer up to 350 yds. The vitals are 10 inches so you have plenty room for error. It's still wise to shoot at distance to confirm your shots are placed correctly.


LSUCouyon
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ONTHELAKEATDELHI, La.
Member since Oct 2006
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re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
From my favorite stand, I can shoot three different directions. clockwise, 150, 300, 200, rounded off.
On the long shooting lane, I routinely put rice bran at a little over 200 yds as there is a 2’ mound out there.
Have killed several on that spot with 300 WSM and lately 6.5 Creedmoor.
In Union Parish, years ago, I shot a doe at around 250 but that was paced and don’t remember exactly. 308 Rem. Bushmaster That has never, ever hung up. Bring it on!!
LOL.
ETA: shot a trotting Coyote at a paced 215 yds. Had to go get the truck to load up an 8 pernt and he was in the neighborhood. 300 WSM.
Also shot a bobcat a looong way off, running away. 243 in South Texas.
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ducksnbass
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Member since Apr 2014
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re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
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It's still wise to shoot at distance to confirm your shots are placed correctly.


That's a problem with a lot of hunters. They don't shoot regularly (or at all) at hunting distances until there is a deer in front of them. They don't know the ballistics of the round they're shooting. Even something as simple as how much drop a bullet has from 200-300 yards. It's on the back of the box. Just because you can hit a paper plate at 25 yards doesn't mean you're ready to hunt.


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upgrade
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Member since Jul 2011
6275 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
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R U a midget R was it a lonng time ago in a land far far away?


Youth guns fit me better. I'm only 5'7". My arms are pretty shot. My draw length on a compound bow is 26.5"


My longest kill was a small 6 point at 220 yards. 6.5 Swede. Only deer I killed with that rifle. I was 16. Deer was facing me I aimed for where the neck and chest met. Hit him in the head. Again, I was 16. Idiot.

I have not killed a lot of deer in all my years hunting, but I'm not very used to missing. This year I missed a doe at about 150 yards. I was dumbfounded.


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
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re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
i personally witnessed a guy from south la that was a marine sniper w gulf war kills... drop a doe at 600 yards with a .308 - was a verified before and after shot 600 yards... had a small food plot and bait station within view of the the camp at 600 yards. was very cool and impressive.... boom slight delay then doe lurched up.... took about 15 steps. several guys in club tried same shot over the years with rifles far more capable than his of making that shot..... never even drawing blood...
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ktc227992
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Member since Nov 2011
200 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
340 yards doe browning bar 7mm rem mag


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southside
SW of Monroe
Member since Aug 2018
91 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
368 yds, Laser Range Finder Verified. 270 Winchester, 130 grain core lokt. Dropped dead in tracks


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tigertrueAU
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Canyon Lake Texas
Member since Oct 2009
922 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
75 yards
20 gauge slug gun w/ accutip shells. I only hunt with slug guns so I won’t ever have any fancy distance but I do get to SEE what I’m shooting and sometimes they see me. As long as I can drop white-tail with a 20 gauge I can’t see the point in changing tactics at my age. My next challenge will be bows if anything.


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SoFla Tideroller
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South Florida
Member since Apr 2010
14562 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
175 yds. .25-06 120g Core-Lokt


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hophead
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Georgia
Member since Nov 2007
769 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
214 yards per range finder. Custom 308 with CoreLokts (150gr). She didn't take a step.

Since reloading, 137 yards with 150 gr Accubonds


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DeoreDX
Member since Oct 2010
2761 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
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Maybe 75 yards


I'll join you at the bottom of the totem pole. Winchester model 94 30/30


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jmkidder
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lafayette
Member since Sep 2005
341 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
7mm08 less than 150 yards.

Better story:
Pops was hunting in Texas and got tired sitting in a box so went walk around. Ended up about 400-500 yards from his stand and shot a deer another 150yds or so away from the stand. He never told anyone that his shot was only 150. He let them believe it was a 650 yd shot with a 30.06


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gmshooter
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2011
289 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
200 yards doe 444 marlin.
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Melvin Spellvin
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proud dad of 2 A&M honor grads
Member since Jul 2015
1216 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
44 yards steps, swamp rabbit thru the eyes with my bow, estimated 45 yards, never took my eyes off the rabbit and watched the arrow arch to the target, amazing sight I’ll never forget...


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The Torch
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DFW The Dub
Member since Aug 2014
9407 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
I have a pipeline stand where I can see 380 one way and 425 the other, 375 is my longest to record.

Shooting a Remington 300 SAUM

I'm hell on coyotes at 200-300 yards



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Hook Em Horns
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350000 posts
Member since Sep 2010
12479 posts

re: Longest kill shot you ever made on a deer and what caliber rifle?
.270 about 200 yards. I remember like it was yesterday. I was 17 on thanksgiving break and dad had just dropped me off the four wheeler. I climb the ladder stand. I get to the top and don’t even get good and sat down yet. I hear him. Heart starts pounding.. all I see is one side of the horns beside a tree broadside. I shoot and drop him. Dad comes over the phone and says what In the frick are you shooting at cause he is About 800 yards down from me. I tell him I got me a buck. He said I’ll be there in a min. He gets there and says I’ll be a motherfricker. 8 point. Young buck though with a basket rack. Haven’t seen one since.


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