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Thanksgiving Buck


Category: 243 Win

Product: 243 Win 80 gr. GMX® Superformance®

Shooter: Matt Starkey

Posted: Dec 8, 2010

Matt (my 15 year old son) wanted me to pass along these pictures of his Thanksgiving Buck and to say thank you for the Superformance 243 ammo. He took this mule deer buck from a ground blind on a wheat field near the edge of the Caprock in Floyd County, Texas. He is a 5x5 (hard to tell from the pics) and had a 17.5 inch inside spread. His weight was just under 300 lbs. It was about 3PM on Friday after Thanksgiving. Two bucks (the other was a 4x4) came in to the feed along the road between the wheat fields. The windmills in the background are on the neighbors ranch. Deer come off the ranch to eat the wheat. The shot was about 90 yards. A single Superformance 80 grain GMX bullet from his 243 dropped him without a twitch. It was a broadside shot thru both shoulders.