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Thread: Tell me again what it takes to kill a mulie?

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    10x, your description of mule deer behavior dovetails with what I have seen. I have had multiple deer walk to within 25 yards of me while squirrel hunting. I actually got within 25 yards of a few does early on the morning of my hunt but did not know.they were just over the top of the ridge I was climbing until they took off. The hard part in Colorado is getting a tag where there are enough deer.

    I was interested to read about your experience with penetration. How hard was your boolit on the shot in the rear end? Is that a round or flat nose design? I don't know if I had material expansion, but I definitely had a lot of.shock/energy transfer from the big meplat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    Almost forgot the picture!
    That's a Tikka? Extended mag and custom stock? Congrats on the Mulie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    10x, your description of mule deer behavior dovetails with what I have seen. I have had multiple deer walk to within 25 yards of me while squirrel hunting. I actually got within 25 yards of a few does early on the morning of my hunt but did not know.they were just over the top of the ridge I was climbing until they took off. The hard part in Colorado is getting a tag where there are enough deer.

    I was interested to read about your experience with penetration. How hard was your boolit on the shot in the rear end? Is that a round or flat nose design? I don't know if I had material expansion, but I definitely had a lot of.shock/energy transfer from the big meplat.
    the bullet was cast with wheel weights, it was a 311299 design increased in diameter to 0.313" for the 303,

    A flat point bullet


    I have slowly walked past a herd of mule deer does wearing full camo following a treed fenceline. As long as I stayed 10 yards away they did not seem to mind at all.
    Go now and pour yourself a hot one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    That's a Tikka? Extended mag and custom stock? Congrats on the Mulie!

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    Yep, a Tikka. The stock is factory, just a different model from the base version. It is a pretty forgiving rifle.
    "I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious." - the Baron von Munchausen

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    All, the Mule Deer of my youth were taken at 30-150yds with a .257 Robt's over open sights. 4 of them, 120-150 lbs. Sierra 100gr Spitzer over H4895. M1917 converted to 24" Sporter.
    All one shot kills, none moved more then 30yrs when hit.
    Those were good days. Then I grew up, went into the UNITED STATES NAVY. Life was never the same.

    I wanna to back to July 1963
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

    My Experience and My Opinion, are just that, Mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    Yep, a Tikka. The stock is factory, just a different model from the base version. It is a pretty forgiving rifle.
    It's a beauty, and I like the cheekpiece. Is it the Forest model? They are forgiving; my T3 Hunters make me look like I know what I'm doing lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    It's a beauty, and I like the cheekpiece. Is it the Forest model? They are forgiving; my T3 Hunters make me look like I know what I'm doing lol.

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    Yes, it is the forest model. I try to keep the stock nice, but it is being used as a field gun.
    "I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious." - the Baron von Munchausen

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    Quote Originally Posted by missionary5155 View Post
    Good morning
    Well done !! Congratulations for sticking with the plan. Lead will still feed the family.
    I chuckle eat time I read the next hyper add about lures and scents. Why anyone wants to smell like stuff the body expels ??
    Try rubbing apples on your gear and boots. I get the free apples (half rotten) from the local "open air market" or the windfall apples the yellow jackets have not taken over. I have never met a corn cruncher that did not like an apple snack. My car smells like apples... not like some bus station toilet that was not flushed for two well used days.


    I wont use deer scents either, but I agree that apples make awesome deer bait

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    I did some butcher work today and got a better look at the exit wound. It was at least a half inch in diameter so there must have been some expansion.
    "I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious." - the Baron von Munchausen

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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GC Gas Check