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#1546564 - 10/08/19 10:20 AM Whitetail 2019 Thread
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Reagan Bush '84

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Since there doesn't appear to be one yet, I'll start. Ran into this guy yesterday on my first afternoon bowhunting in eight years.



Not breaking any records, but I was stoked to hang an archery tag on him. Coolest part was that I was hunting an area on public land I found during my sophomore year in college ten years ago. It hasn't changed a bit. Big stands of old-growth oaks and beeches that are a really beautiful place to hunt, and can be quite productive this time of year. It's literally a poster child for the phrase "hunting is conservation," and embodies exactly why I happily pay my license fees every year regardless of whether I can be sure I'll use them or not. Thankful for days right now.
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#1546811 - 10/08/19 08:57 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Congratulations on your buck! Nice start to the season!

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#1547017 - 10/09/19 04:56 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Registered: 08/28/19
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Nice little early season buck, man!

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#1547210 - 10/09/19 11:54 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Nice one

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#1551854 - 10/22/19 12:00 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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I'm late to the party, a very nice buck to start off the year. I haven't seen any wall hangers, but have seen some deer, got to stick a couple and put some meat in the freezer.

Fun part right now is I've taken 3 deer with the same bolt and broadhead, 1 last year and 2 so far this year.
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#1551860 - 10/22/19 01:19 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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So the buck I got wasn't much to look at... but the kill shot was pretty good. I sent the rage after him, he trotted off about 15 yards, stopped and stood there for a few seconds, then just keeled over. It was like watching one of those hunting shows on TV.

The rage works.



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#1552492 - 10/23/19 07:38 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Reagan Bush '84

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Thanks all! Nice shooting, CWA. Rage Hypodermic?
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#1552535 - 10/23/19 09:02 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Originally Posted By: OXN
Thanks all! Nice shooting, CWA. Rage Hypodermic?


Correct.
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#1556337 - 11/03/19 02:29 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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I got two yesterday, a huge doe in the morning and a 9 point in the afternoon. The rack on the 9 would almost fit in your coat pocket about a 3" spread. I don't think it was much more than 10 feet that separated where I shot each one in my wheat field. Neither one even kicked when that 250gr Barnes hit them. Went though both shoulders on each deer and exited.

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#1556844 - 11/04/19 09:07 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: Va Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Va Hunter
I got two yesterday, a huge doe in the morning and a 9 point in the afternoon. The rack on the 9 would almost fit in your coat pocket about a 3" spread. I don't think it was much more than 10 feet that separated where I shot each one in my wheat field. Neither one even kicked when that 250gr Barnes hit them. Went though both shoulders on each deer and exited.


BOOMFLOP!! Nice, that is a good first day.
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#1557009 - 11/05/19 12:30 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Went yesterday afternoon and another big doe stepped out. I took a few pictures of her then decided there is a reason DGIF gives you 6 tags so I tagged her too. It's like a lightning strike when a Barnes 250gr hits one. A third one with no dragging just backed up to her with the 4 wheeler. Now all of my coolers are at the butchers, may have to buy another cooler.

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#1557174 - 11/05/19 07:55 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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That's a good problem to have. smile
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#1557358 - 11/06/19 11:01 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: Va Hunter]
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Reagan Bush '84

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Originally Posted By: Va Hunter
Went yesterday afternoon and another big doe stepped out. I took a few pictures of her then decided there is a reason DGIF gives you 6 tags so I tagged her too. It's like a lightning strike when a Barnes 250gr hits one. A third one with no dragging just backed up to her with the 4 wheeler. Now all of my coolers are at the butchers, may have to buy another cooler.


+1 for Barnes copper monos, especially for muzzleloaders. This guy gave me a 70 yard shot this past weekend and the Barnes performed phenomenally. Super thankful right now.

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#1557519 - 11/06/19 07:33 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Very nice OXN, congrats. I'm hoping to get some time in the stand starting this weekend.

Is that a Wolf you're shooting? If so, which Barnes bullets are you using? Good looking rifle at any rate.
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#1557740 - 11/07/19 12:26 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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OXN, nice deer. I tried Power Belts ( Crap) Hornady SST's ( they were a little better) Barnes 250gr EZ tops them all. Being handicapped dragging a deer is a chore so hunting over my wheat field and using Branes bullets eliminates dragging. I'm going out this afternoon the first time since Monday and see if I can make it four in a row. I need a small tender one for a cook out.

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#1558733 - 11/10/19 09:12 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: the cwa]
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Reagan Bush '84

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Originally Posted By: the cwa
Very nice OXN, congrats. I'm hoping to get some time in the stand starting this weekend.

Is that a Wolf you're shooting? If so, which Barnes bullets are you using? Good looking rifle at any rate.


Indeed it is a Wolf. It is almost a comically reliable and accurate setup for its price. I shoot 250 gr. T-EZs. They are, in my opinion, the only way to go. As Vahunter says above, Hornady SSTs (or really any decent quality saboted round) are also accurate in a lot of my blackpowder setups, but the terminal performance of the Barnes is in a different ballpark.
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#1558975 - 11/10/19 08:03 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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#1560422 - 11/14/19 09:59 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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This little fella crossed my path around 7am yesterday, he was maybe 15-20 yards when he came out. 1st shot hit him hard, he was crashing as he went away from me and I lost sight of him. Waited a bit before looking, did not find an immediate blood trail but was able track his movement until I did find blood and then him. He wasnít quite dead yet, had to put another shot in him to finish him. Turns out the 1st shot went in high above one shoulder at a steep angle and lodged in the opposite shoulder. Pics of the bullet and weight after removal below. Itís a Barnes 290gr spitfire TEZ, weighed 278gr(even found the blue tip). Excellent expansion, just a bad angle.










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#1560603 - 11/15/19 02:36 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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Reagan Bush '84

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That's wild, CWA. Looks like the projectile expanded perfectly. How much propellant are you running? Mine blew through both shoulders of that rather large animal with a mere 85 grain load of BH 209 (around 1800 FPS muzzle velocity.) Glad you found him!
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#1560739 - 11/15/19 10:26 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
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I'm using 70 grains(by weight, not volume) of BH209. I have not chrono'd it but if I remember right their site says 70 grains by weight is equivalent to 100 grains by volume, approximately.

The 2nd shot that finished him was straight on at about 20 yards and went through both shoulders, instant lights out.
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#1561193 - Yesterday at 09:22 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: the cwa]
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CWA you are correct on that measured weight, if you multiply the volume weight times .7 it gives you that number. Its way more accurate this way then by volume. Have a good one... Eric

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