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May-06-19, 
09:49 AM (MST)
"21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

What some cool video this is of a huge buck. Clint Cottle sent it over. So here's the scenario. It's day 4 of a 5 day muzzleloader hunt. The big boy is 225 yards away and will be gone forever in 21 seconds. Are you shooting? Or is it too far?
I know the buck is plenty big enough!

Thanks Clint!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: 21 seconds...  HIcountryman      May-06-19   1 
  RE: 21 seconds...  nripepi      May-06-19   2 
 RE: 21 seconds...  krash2501      May-06-19   3 
  RE: 21 seconds...  BillyBoB      May-06-19   4 
  RE: 21 seconds...  ridgetops      May-06-19   5 
 RE: 21 seconds...  GoHigher      May-06-19   6 
  RE: 21 seconds...  Buffs35      May-06-19   7 
 RE: 21 seconds...  Shadow      May-06-19   8 
  RE: 21 seconds...  BillyBoB      May-06-19   9 
   RE: 21 seconds...  ICMDEER      May-06-19   10 
    RE: 21 seconds...  elkassassin      May-06-19   11 
     RE: 21 seconds...  ridgetops      May-06-19   12 
      RE: 21 seconds...  elkassassin      May-06-19   13 
       RE: 21 seconds...  buckhorn      May-06-19   14 
        RE: 21 seconds...  elkassassin      May-06-19   15 
         RE: 21 seconds...  ridgetops      May-06-19   16 
          RE: 21 seconds...  fullthrottle      May-06-19   17 
           RE: 21 seconds...  Stillwater1...      May-07-19   18 
            RE: 21 seconds...  Alwayshunti...      May-07-19   19 
          RE: 21 seconds...  elkassassin      May-11-19   21 
 RE: 21 seconds...  distantfoe      May-10-19   20 
 RE: 21 seconds...  Joe2Kool      May-11-19   22 

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HIcountryman
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May-06-19, 
09:59 AM (MST)
1. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

225 yds is too far for me at my current level of competence. I d have to try and find him again closer rather than have the gut wrenching feeling of failure after missing or wounding because of a rushed shot.

I ll be inspired to practice a little more after having this scenario out there- with time to consider it and make steps towards being comfortable taking a shot. There was an opportunity for a good shot at the angle.

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nripepi
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May-06-19, 
11:56 AM (MST)
2. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Scoped muzzle in Utah or NM, yes.
Unscoped muzzle in CO, no.

Based on my current skills/practice...

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krash2501
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May-06-19, 
12:10 PM (MST)
3. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Too far for my current skills.

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May-06-19, 
12:15 PM (MST)
4. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Considering the fact that my scoped muzzleloader is constantly shot out to that distance and knowing how accurate I am at that range, using my bdc....BOOM

"Wildlife and its habitat cannot speak. So
we must and we will."
Theadore Roosevelt

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ridgetops
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May-06-19, 
12:15 PM (MST)
5. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

In Utah, I can make that shot with my set up.


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GoHigher
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May-06-19, 
12:31 PM (MST)
6. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Too far for my current skills. I let him walk and go home with greater motivation to practice shooting longer range proficiently.

Nice buck, thanks for sharing.

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Buffs35
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May-06-19, 
01:43 PM (MST)
7. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

I'm only confident out to 125 yards with the peep sight. Wouldn't even try a shot that far.

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Shadow
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May-06-19, 
01:47 PM (MST)
8. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Most people have no business taking a muzzleloader shot at that distance but most will anyway because they can see it in their 3x9 scope.

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May-06-19, 
03:05 PM (MST)
9. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Todayís inline muzzleloaders matched with optics and with sufficient practice at those distances, can make that shot.
For me personally, the first year Utah allowed magnified scopes on muzzys, I found myself 301 yards from a monster buck during my hunt.
I didnít feel comfortable with that shot distance.
So I held off. The terrain also didnít allow me to get closer without being detected. His smaller buddies fed toward me and got as close as 15 yards away. The big one however, never followed and ended up feeding away from me and lived to see another day.
It was that moment that I knew I needed to practice and be proficient to at least 250 yards for future endeavors. So for the last two years, thatís what Iíve prepared for.

"Wildlife and its habitat cannot speak. So
we must and we will."
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ICMDEER
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May-06-19, 
03:50 PM (MST)
10. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

What pepi said. No way in NV, ID or CO. But in Utah,NM or Nebraska, sure. Or Wyoming even though we really don't have a muzz season.

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elkassassin
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May-06-19, 
04:42 PM (MST)
11. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

225 is a CHIMP Shot!

Let Him Finish Growing!


I know so many people in so many places
They make allot of money but they got sad faces

It Ain't Easy being Me!

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ridgetops
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May-06-19, 
05:43 PM (MST)
12. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

> 225 is a CHIMP Shot!
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>Let Him Finish Growing!
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At least a couple more years, right Elkass?


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elkassassin
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May-06-19, 
06:24 PM (MST)
13. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

>> 225 is a CHIMP Shot!
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>>Let Him Finish Growing!
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>At least a couple more years,
>right Elkass?
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>see my latest wildlife pictures on
>I.G.
> Follow me @ antler_chaser_


I Actually meant let Him Finish growing/Sprouting for the current year!


I know so many people in so many places
They make allot of money but they got sad faces

It Ain't Easy being Me!

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May-06-19, 
06:45 PM (MST)
14. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Looks like a July or early August buck to me. I donít know of any muzzleloader hunt open that time of year. Bucks like that are much easier to see before the archery seasons.

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elkassassin
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May-06-19, 
06:48 PM (MST)
15. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

>Looks like a July or early
>August buck to me. I
>donít know of any muzzleloader
>hunt open that time of
>year. Bucks like that
>are much easier to see
>before the archery seasons.

My Thoughts Exactly!

But everybody is gonna Pop Him with their Muzzleloader 2 or 3 weeks before Archery Season starts!



I know so many people in so many places
They make allot of money but they got sad faces

It Ain't Easy being Me!

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ridgetops
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May-06-19, 
07:39 PM (MST)
16. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

You guys heard of hypothetical?

Might be what's going on here.
Just a thought.


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May-06-19, 
09:06 PM (MST)
17. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Hahaha, oh boy. Here we go again. Fun little hypothetical ďwhat would you doĒ video to help pass the time. We really ganna go down this road. Of course this was mid July. Still kinda fun see footage of respectable bucks and imagine yourself in a what if position.

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Stillwater165
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May-07-19, 
08:11 PM (MST)
18. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Bang ..... Dead ! Easy shot at 225 with my muzzy. Done it many times , but I use it a lot and Iím confident with it.

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May-07-19, 
09:03 PM (MST)
19. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

I'd shoot him. But at 225 I'm probably gonna have to use the 300. They're tasty in July...


I heard...

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May-11-19, 
07:06 AM (MST)
21. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

>You guys heard of hypothetical?
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>Might be what's going on here.
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>Just a thought.

As In letting them Grow/Live long enough to reach their Potential?

Ya!

We've heard of it!

But for the Most part it doesn't much happen anymore!


I know so many people in so many places
They make allot of money but they got sad faces

It Ain't Easy being Me!

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distantfoe
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May-10-19, 
10:41 PM (MST)
20. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

Have shot my scoped .45 smokeless to 700yds in <5mph wind conditions with no issues, not much thought goes into a shot inside of 300yards.

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May-11-19, 
06:59 PM (MST)
22. "RE: 21 seconds ... You shootin'?"

To far for my current muzzy setup.

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