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Loaned my nephew my 277 so his son could use it this past week end and he ended up killing a 110 lb. doe. The load that I had the gun set for was 110 gr. Sierra pro hunter 2.185 oal ;a-1680 22.8 grs; tul mag primer. The bullet did a complete pass thur and done good damage according to my nephew.

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Nice! tell the boy congrats!
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Very nice!...Good to see a WLV put meat on the table....any idea of the range?  Just curious because it looks like the pro hunter expanded from the size of the hole.  
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Very nice Del... Congrats to the young man!
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nice doe! I'm wondering range as well. I've had some mixed results with the prohunter past 200 yds in my 6.8spc.
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Nice work to both of you, congrats!


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Just got a text back from my nephew as to how long the shot was and he said about sixty five yards. I had another picture showing a inside view of the rib cage,it looked like the bullet centered a rib going in which should have helped with expansion.
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hey thanks for the follow up!
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About 3 years ago I shot a doe in South Dakota at about 300 yards with my 6-8 SPC. I shot the doe three times in the vitals and just wounded it. I finally shot her in the head. After skinning the deer I saw that my first three shots just poked holes straight through. No expansion at all. I don't really remember what my load was I'll have to look it up sometime. But I was using the 110 grain pro hunter.
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About 3 years ago I shot a doe in South Dakota at about 300 yards with my 6-8 SPC. I shot the doe three times in the vitals and just wounded it. I finally shot her in the head. After skinning the deer I saw that my first three shots just poked holes straight through. No expansion at all. I don't really remember what my load was I'll have to look it up sometime. But I was using the 110 grain pro hunter.

Yeah I bet at three hundred yards the bullet has slowed down to much to expand. I got some 110 v-max bullets loaded up for the 277wlv that probably would expand at that range but as far as deer hunting at the club where my nephew hunts they have to make 100% sure that they don't shoot a nubbin buck or spike so usally they want shoot a doe past a hundred yards.i felt like the 110 pro hunter would work at close shots but the 110 v-max would be a better choice for the 277wlv at any range IMO.
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I took two deer in South Dakota with that rifle the fastest I've ever shot two deer in my life. My dad and I always hunt the late season and buy the leftover tags which are doe only. In the county we hunt they issue 3 tags per license so between my dad and I we can take 6 deer. The late-season runs the end of December through the beginning of January. This time of the year the deer are really herded up so it's not hard to see 1 to 200 deer in a group. The land we were hunting on the deer cross the road from the south on to the farmer's land every single night. So we sat up on one of his dykes and waited for them to cross the road and get into range. I had another Dyke right in front of me about 200 yards away and two doe's popped up on top of it. I put the crosshairs on the one standing broadside to me and pull the trigger bang flop she went down. The other one was looking straight at me so I put the crosshairs on her head pulled the trigger bang flap she was down. I had two deer in the matter of maybe 3 seconds. And then the work began.
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Congrats on the doe harvest! Tell your nephew great job!
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