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I was blessed with a real bruiser of a mule deer this year. Hunted public land most of the week, and finally found a legal buck. He is my best muley buck to date. Very thankful for him. One shot from my .243 win and he was dead before he hit the ground. The pack out was a real challenge, and took some time. Had a happy smile on my face the entire way! I am 6'3" 300lbs, This buck was a real good one.
 

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Thanks guys! The buck was taken with my hand loads. 100gr Hornaday Interlock, using IMR 4350 and CCI 200 primer. Found the bullet stuck in the hide on the exit side, mushroomed well, and held together pretty well. Shot was 200 yards (conservative). I watched him fall after the shot looking through the scope, then heard the "Whop".
 

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Thanks everyone! We spent Thanksgiving with family and hunted PA this past season. I am proud to report my little son filled his mentored youth tag on his first buck. The buck came by us around 11am on the first Saturday of the rifle season.
 
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