Question about ML scopes

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by buckfever, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

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    I'm using a buddy's ML this morning. He killed a good buck with it 2 years ago, and said it was "dead on" at 75 yards, but it hasn't been shot since.

    Question: How many inches high should I aim at 150 yards? (Btw, 265 grain bullet and 100 grains of powder).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    Probably should keep the shots under 100 yards until you can shoot it. I would think there would be a big drop at that range.
     
  3. Ash12

    Ash12 10 pointer

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    I agree with WW. Just because it is "dead on" for him does not mean that it will be the same for you. Always practice with a new firearm before hunting....
     
  4. big bubba t

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    Well a ML is not like a bow where draw length and anchor point are different so you should be fine to fire away. Using an equation I'm sure you wouldn't understand you should aim approximately 373 mm at 137 yrds so just a smidge more at 150. Unless , of course your shooting downhill then you would aim even a little higher than a smidge ( more like a bit ) to counteract the effects of gravity on a projectile that's already angled down. Hope this helps and good luck.

    ... Walter
     
  5. pentail

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    If you would just man up and use three pellets, you could hold dead on out to 250-300 easy.
     
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  6. hollandhunter

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    [​IMG] if i were you i would be shooting it first chance i got. You never know what could happen in two years time. Scope could have got bumped or anything. Good luck.
     
  7. toxic

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    My muzzleloader that was shooting perfect last year has been sitting in my gun cabinet since then. I shot it the other day and wasnt even hitting a 12"x12" paper at 60 yards. Never hunt until you shoot it first!
     
  8. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    Agree 100% toxic
     
  9. toxic

    toxic 10 pointer

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    I would rather be irritated about not being able to hunt cause of that rather than shoot a deer in the leg or blow off an ear! Lol
     
  10. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    I'd add 4th pellet, Just in case it does shoot low.
     
  11. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Hold dead on you have about the same chance of killing it as do holding over with a gun youve never checked. My gun has been on for 8 yrs untill this yr, this year i couldnt hit anything as the scope was way off. Never trust someone else i borrowed my buddys gun a long time ago he had killed a deer that morn and told me to clean it as he never reloaded ofter he shot. Idid and put a cap on it to dry the nipple out before i loaded it. It sounded like bacon frying before it shot a hole in the headboard . I always thought i was a safe person but man that day really showed me .

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  12. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

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    Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh! Had a dandy buck at just under 200 yards. I aimed for the eye and moved up to just under his main beams. Ka-boom!! Didn't even shave a hair. That buck went right back to chasing does around the field, and my buddy didn't give me any extra bullets or powder.

    Anybody have a ML (and bullets/powder) I can borrow this afternoon. The one my buddy lent me is a pile of junk. Won't stand for crappy equipment.
     
  13. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    Ive got ya covered. It aint been cleaned in a few years though :)
     
  14. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    Couldn't be more correct, toxic. I may have to mount a scope on my M/L as I only have a peep sight now. Missed a nice Doe this morning.:(
     
  15. toxic

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    You could've just grabbed your bow and shot him in the neck from that distance. I hear thats a deadly place for a long distance archery shot!
     

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