flat shooting vs. long range accuracy
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edited December 2014 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I got re-educated this deer season and finally gave up on getting a big buck I'd been seeing. I use a 257 Wby during my buck hunting forays and have done fine for the last 4-5 years. This year was different. This big boy hung out in a thicket only coming out for a minute or two and no way to approach closer than 450-500 yards. The Wby just didn't have the accuracy/wind bucking capability for me to be confident of a clean kill at that range. I've shot deer at that range but not these specific circumstances. Ethics got the better of my desire to kill this wall hanger and I waffled and shot a smaller but mature buck closer to my deer stand(clean, one shot kill). The only other hunter in the immediate area seems to have shot a nice 10 point that I passed earlier yesterday morning so big boy will likely live another year. I have to move the shooting point closer to the thicket or change shooting equipment for next year.