.280/30 making a start

Nice wee buck there, pics are always hard to gauge; doesn’t look medal quality but looks to have a bit of weight about it (400g ish)?
When I get the chance this summer I will boil him out and weigh him, he isnt perfect so not a medal head.
 
Ive only just butchered him, I would have left him hanging for longer but the shepherd wants the chiller for real ale and it cant be that cold.
Is my assumption correct, that your next week's worth of venison suppers was offed with the ammo in the thread title, or are you just using the thread as a depository for hunter porn deer manager blog?
 

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Is my assumption correct, that your next week's worth of venison suppers was offed with the ammo in the thread title, or are you just using the thread as a depository for hunter porn deer manager blog?
It was indeed, a 140 grain loading of .280/30
 
And was that the very first time you've hunted with the round?

It seems to have done the job fairly neatly. Does that mean you've concluded the trial or are there more variations to be compared in the field?
No I have used it on quite a few deer so far, I am hoping to improve the load with a heavier bullet this year but at the moment the 120 and 140 grain loading is sufficient for the deer available.
 

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