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2009 Northern Utah Buck

Category: 300 RCM

Product: 300 RCM 180 gr SST® Superformance®

Shooter: Marty Holding

Posted: Jun 7, 2010

I took this buck in Northern Utah during the 2009 general season rifle hunt. I hunted with a proven combination of a Ruger Hawkeye rifle chambered in 300 RCM shooting Hornady Custom ammo with the 180 grain SST bullet. Riding on top, a Leupold
4.5-14X40 VX III riflescope. The shot was 226 yards. Though not my largest Mule Deer, this buck dressed at over 220 lbs. and was the best I could dig up with limited time to hunt. I had the same success with this combination last year on a Wyoming Mule Deer. The ballistic performance of the 300 RCM in the 20” barrel, standard length action Hawkeye is a pleasure to hunt and hike with. This ammunition hit’s hard and prints really well. If you are thinking about your next rifle, try this out. You will not be disappointed.