These are all some very nice trophies. I feel lucky to have been posted along side. This is probably only a 130-140 class Boone & Crockett. Since I’m no expert in scoring, I’ll leave that honor to my taxidermist. Still…not too shabby; landing 3 shots, two of which were over 200 yds (now verified by laser rangefinder), with a bolt action rifle, on a bounding deer in a full run, facing a heavy 20+mph gust cross wind (verified by Terrell County AMS weather report). I was straining so hard to remain focused through the the optics, facing the wind; water from my eyes was streaming down to my neck. Actually…the first shot slowed him by biting a plug out of his right foreleg, the second caught him up high on his neck, nearly through his head. Then he finally stood still…broad-side to me between two Mayhaw trees; shaking his head side to side, for the last shot through his lungs @ 242yds. (total elapsed time: less than 15 seconds) It had obviously been doing some roaming and running after doe since it’s tarsal glands were stinkin’ and it wasn’t swollen with body fat.
Weapon: Winchester Model 70, made in New Haven, CT. (factory closed in early 2006; now produced in Columbia, SC)
Optics: Leupold VX-II 3x9x40, made in Beaverton, OR.
Ammo: Hornady Superformance 150 gr. 30-06 GMX, (non-lead) made in Grand Island, NE.