On Wednesday evening at about 6pm we were sitting on a bluff looking down into gully. There was a mob of goats moving through and then we spotted a couple of Reds.
I had my new Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC rangefinder binos I got from Hamill’s in Manukau. The work brilliantly and so I ranged them up. We were about 100m above them and they were 156m away.
I was the spotter, my hunting partner was the shooter. This deer was slowly walking and feeding. It stood for ages behind a large bush and then popped out into the clearing.
I said shoot, and my hunting partner dropped it. Because to the distance and angle the bullet went in just behind the shoulder and smashed out the front of the chest. The exit wound was massive, left a hole the size of a fist. It must have scored some ribs and mushroomed. Even on Red the Tikka Lite 7mm Rem Mag is devastating.
30 seconds after this one dropped another popped into the clearing, confused with the echoes from the shot and he dropped that one too. Photo in separate post.