Gennie's First Buck
7 November 2005
My wife's buck came this morning. We saw
a doe that was going to be her FIRST deer. Well, she had to have her OWN rifle, so we chose a 243
H&R just to see if she was really interested. I set the rifle up with GS Custom 75gr HVs....a
load that my wife has proven deadly on hogs.... Well, the doe was at about 250yds and I was not
comfortable letting her shoot at that distance and neither was she.
We decided to follow a fence nearer to the doe's position. On hands and knees, we made all of 25 yards and I noticed a buck was following the doe. Knowing he would not tolerate any movement, I told her we had to wait there. With a 4 foot mesquite tree for cover, we waited and I tried to glass the buck ....remember we were after a doe for which no judgement beyond sex is needed ....therefore, I had no spotter or rangefinder!!!
Luckily the doe felt the need to feed close and closer and the buck followed. I could tell he was old and big bodied but was not sure of the rack.....more waiting....After they moved to within 125 yards, I decided he also needed to be taken. Another main frame 8 with a couple kickers. Set her up on the bi-pods and told her to shoot when he turned.
The Buck decided he was a ballerina and did some spins, only to start feeding again. Not sure what he saw or smelled but he did a 180 and began feeding again. Gennie steadied herself and squeezed the trigger ....BANG ....THUD ....FLOP.
The GS Custom entered in front of the last rib and due to him being slumped over to eat, the bullet traveled through the ribs, liver, both lungs, through 2 vertebrae and out the skin. Awesome penetration and performance as expected with the GS bullet.
Here he is and pics do not do it justice. Rough scored 133 B&C points and dressed out at 165lbs....yes, 165lbs dressed....this TEXAS boy did not know he wasn't supposed to get that big...LOL
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