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#907746 - 09/29/14 12:36 PM #23
Dogfish Offline
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Registered: 05/03/01
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Loc: McCleary, WA
Muzzleloader mule deer. 85 yards. Best of 11 bucks seen Saturday.


390gr Hornady Great Plains bullet shed weight down to 344gr.


0.54" bullet expanded to 1.015"


Entrance wound.

Yes, entrance wound. Deer was quartering away so I aimed for the far shoulder. Took out three ribs in the near side, centerpunched the liver, clipped one lung, nailed the other. He went about 80-100 yards after being hit, but very slowly, considering he had a sucking chest wound.

Found the bullet on the far side between the shoulder and rib cage after making it all the way to the hide through the shoulder. Must have worked its way back in as I moved the animal.

Biggest issue during the hunt was being woken up by bugeling elk at 1:00am every night. First world problem?
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#907748 - 09/29/14 12:41 PM Re: #23 [Re: Dogfish]
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Registered: 03/15/00
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Loc: Olalla, WA
Nice buck Dogfish!

I don't have a clue about muzzleloading, bout how much drop is 390gr at 85 yards?
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#907750 - 09/29/14 12:58 PM Re: #23 [Re: NOFISH]
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Loc: McCleary, WA
Rifle is sighted in at 100, so I just shoot point of aim on anything under. With it being zeroed at 100, the bullet is about 2.3 inches high at 50 yards. I try to keep shots at 75 yards or under.

Did manage to break in one of my new guns on grouse, too.
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#907753 - 09/29/14 01:12 PM Re: #23 [Re: Dogfish]
CedarR Offline
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Registered: 08/04/99
Posts: 1309
Loc: Olympia, WA
From your description of the impact, I'm guessing liver and onions is not on tonight's menu; pate perhaps. Nice buck.

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#907784 - 09/29/14 06:40 PM Re: #23 [Re: CedarR]
JTD Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 3058
Loc: Browns Point,Wa. USA



Congrats Andy! That is a dandy little buck right there!
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#907808 - 09/29/14 09:02 PM Re: #23 [Re: JTD]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 496
Nice buck!

Do you always use conicals on deer or is that your elk load as well?
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#907834 - 09/30/14 12:50 AM Re: #23 [Re: Dub]
Dogfish Offline
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Loc: McCleary, WA
Hornady Great Plains. Only bullet I use. Elk or deer, it kills. 110 grains of 777. After taking at least 15 animals with that bullet and rifle, I don't see any reason to change. Usually find the bullet on the far side.
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#907862 - 09/30/14 01:34 PM Re: #23 [Re: Dogfish]
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Registered: 12/11/02
Posts: 4652
Loc: Carkeek Park
Nice buck DF. Congrats
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#907880 - 09/30/14 03:53 PM Re: #23 [Re: stonefish]
landcruiserwilly Offline
Spawner

Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 934
Loc: Bothell
nice muley!




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#907900 - 09/30/14 08:30 PM Re: #23 [Re: landcruiserwilly]
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2276
Loc: N of Seattle
put me on the call list for sausage making party.
Do the boys want to head east with us this fall or will they be dropping one close to home.
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#907917 - 09/30/14 11:50 PM Re: #23 [Re: Achewter]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 496
Can't argue with those results.

I mostly deer hunted and liked to use patched round ball. The few times I tried elk hunting I used the T/C Maxi-hunter. I seem to remember using the Great Plains bullet as well. It has been over a decade since I last hunted.
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#907940 - 10/01/14 11:30 AM Re: #23 [Re: Dub]
Dogfish Offline
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Loc: McCleary, WA
Depends on how far east Art.
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#908050 - 10/02/14 01:57 AM Re: #23 [Re: Dogfish]
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 4851
Loc: Snohomish, WA
Sweet. Just sweet. bow
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#908315 - 10/03/14 06:53 PM Re: #23 [Re: ]
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Registered: 03/09/99
Posts: 2682
Loc: Muk
thats a beaut




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#908639 - 10/06/14 11:04 PM Re: #23 [Re: Coho]
Ikissmykiss Offline
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Registered: 03/01/03
Posts: 1240
Loc: Snohomish County
A typical Doggy buck....

Solid buck at ethical range = meat in the freezer. I respect that a lot in a hunter. Way more than the guys who always talk inches and long distance shots.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought I read earlier in the year that you and/or your sons had the Multi Season permit for deer. Were you hunting your Quilomene special permit or perhaps in a neighboring GMU where your boys could also shoot a deer?

Also, I scoured the Hunting Forum and couldn't find any recent posts about how yours and the boys archery season went. There had to be some action...let's hear it.

My deer season was bittersweet...I filled my Multi Season deer tag Sept. 4th. Very happy with the buck I got, but not happy my season was over so quickly.

Ike

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#908669 - 10/07/14 12:40 AM Re: #23 [Re: Ikissmykiss]
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 2312
Loc: Where ever Dogfish tells me to...
There is always elk Ike. . .. . .
or Bear . . .. .
or Cougar. . . . .
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#908864 - 10/08/14 10:06 AM Re: #23 [Re: FishRanger]
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Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 10978
Loc: McCleary, WA
Carried the bow a few times but knowing that I had the Quilomene tag meant I needed a huge blacktail worthy of forfeiting the draw permit. Only small does and a forker seen. I did go hunting with a few guys from here though.

Oldest boy has gone out a few times, but nothing yet. Plenty more time though. He's been busy with work and his first year of college.

Elk begins in just a few weeks!
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