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6mm-284 XP-100 filled my last two antelope tags

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  • 6mm-284 XP-100 filled my last two antelope tags

    It was a good, but busy day hunting on the last day of October. First off, I agreed to go out with one of our church members on a cow elk hunt, and he sealed the deal relatively early in the morning. After getting the cow taken care of and dropped off at the meat processor, we decided to head back to my house grab one of my XP-100’s and go antelope hunting, since we took care of the cow elk relatively quick. I didn’t have any expectations, that we would get done with the elk hunting that quick, as that Saturday was the last day of the antelope season. But hunting luck was with us, and we headed out, and I was able to fill both of my tags this afternoon, and even make it in before sunset.
    Michael DeLoach of Nine Run Gun did this build: 6mm-284 XP-100, trued action, Dell trigger, 16” Proof Research carbon wrapped barrel, Holland’s 2-Port Radial Baffle brake (which I really like), McMillan center grip stock, Leupold VX-3 4.5-14 with Holland’s ART reticle. I used the 90 grain Nosler Accu-Bond which has a muzzle velocity of 2900 fps. The first antelope was right at the 200-yard mark, slightly quartering toward us went to her front shoulder and exited behind the back shoulder. She went about 30 to 40 yards did a little hop/kick thing that they do sometimes and then went down. The second one was at 315 yards, and she was completely broadside. Because of the wind I had to put four minutes of wind into it. I double shoulder shot her and she went down at the shot. Such a sweet shooter. I had not shot this XP-100, since I was with Aaron Alexander in Ketchikan, Alaska, and the zero was spot on when I confirmed it that early afternoon on paper.


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    Congratulations Ernie , you have had quite a season ! That is a impressive handgun and you make it work . Great story

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      Thank You Sir!

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        Ernie it is a shame that the spam on here is so bad. You have posted some really great stuff that gives us all cause to read and marvel at. Don’t be discouraged and keep posting. It really is neat and quite different because you do this all with handguns and at long range as well. You prove that you are a efficient and ethical hunter. It really is great stuff.

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          Bad shots happen from time to time. It's part of hunting. If it ever happens again take another shot before running over to the animal. Put it down before it can realize what is happening and before it can gather its thoughts and/or energy to run off where you may not find it. From this experience you'll likely think twice before every shot going forward and you'll be a better hunter because of Tutuapp9AppsShowbox it.
          Last edited by adomanim1; 03-31-2021, 03:28 AM.

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