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Thread: Cast bullet buck

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Gas checks or not on the Politically Correct Boolit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeater View Post
    Well Done. Just goes to show what a person can accomplish if they do their homework. 250gr at 3000fps not necessary plus more enjoyable to shoot.
    Exactly….OP was not even up to .30/30 levels and it worked great. Most hunters would be better off with a .30/30 unless they need to reach our farther than 200 yards. I see guys using 7mm Mag on 100 lb deer hunting in the woods...just so stupid.

    BTW. nice buck and loved the report!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwart View Post
    Gas checks or not on the Politically Correct Boolit?
    Yes, gas checked.
    At my speed I can do without but I have much better accuracy with the check using the load I like.

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    The projectile passed through and was not recovered.
    I have every confidence there was expansion/deformation.

    Shot placement was the key of course (thanks ruger/Nikon), but the exit hole was nice without taking good meat with it.

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    Congrats on a dandy buck! Lots of meat hanging there beside you! I had grilled steak from the buck I shot during archery season for supper last night...very tasty! I've got a similar .30 cal. mold from Lyman, but alas we can't use them here in Iowa. They are gradually loosening things up though. Now we can use certain straight walled cartridges in rifles during shotgun season. I generally opt for one of my sidelock muzzleloaders though. I could, and probably should do up some handloads for my original trapdoor Springfield 45-70, but I still enjoy the front-loaders too much. If I do use the trapdoor, it will be with real black powder anyway.

    Nice story on the buck by the way. I can't do 3 hours on one of those camp stools anymore. I bought a swivel seat chair with a backrest from Cabelas a few years ago. They are on the heavy side, but your back will appreciate it.

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    Hey WebMonkey,

    That's a really nice deer.

    Doesn't sound like you needed one, but I'm wondering if that buck left any kind of blood-trail in the 60 yards he traveled after your shot?

    And to "30coupe," I'm with you on your love for the old sidelock front-stuffers. Most of the last several whitetails I've killed have dropped to a .54-caliber patched round ball.

    Just can't get enough of the stink of real black powder smoke in the morning. There's nothing else quite like it.

    Happy trails,

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    I found a drop of blood a yard from point of impact.

    10 yards after that, it looked like someone was dropping it by the cupful every 3 yards or so.

    Very easy follow.

    Again, as much the shot placement as the projectile.

    Very comfortable and confident with the ruger/nikon pairing.
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    WebMonkey I want to add my congratulations along with the others. Nice job on the buck. An off hand shot is sometimes iffy but you have it down from the write-up and pictures. I also used a .308 to down a nice buck this year. My boolit was a 308291 over 12 gr of Unique. Great caliber for whitetail here in the Ozarks. Your hunting lane is very nice and looks like a great spot to be.
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    Nice buck!





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    Congrats!

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    Great story and nice buck the shot was good too.

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    That boolit’s 150gr little brother would have worked, too. What a great story- I’m glad and jealous at the same time.

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    Good buck nice story and eat well my friend
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    A very nice bodied buck indeed! Though horns are just braggin’ rights and not edibles, a good nice rack as a bonus.

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    Nice buck and nice/pretty boolit plus perfect placement

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BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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