XL7 30-06 kills it's 1st NYS deer
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    XL7 30-06 kills it's 1st NYS deer

    Many years ago I bought a XL-7 in 30-06 for my hunting trips to North Carolina. It has killed numerous deer there and has the uncanny ability to shoot just about any 165gr bullet into a .75" group if sitting over IMR4350. BUT, I have never hunted my home state of New Yorkistan with it. This year I took it for a walk and this is what we found.

    I was still hunting an old field overgrown with goldenrod and bisected by fingers of brush and trees. Well, this 170lb dressed 6 point made the mistake of walking out of the trees into the field as I was scanning the edges of the field. one shot and a 50yd death run was the end of the story, and a fitting way to break in the marlin in NYS.
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    I'd say "ya dun good." Congrats and thanks for sharing your story with pics!

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    That works!

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    thanks Judson.

    That 165gr Hornady SP really screwed up his day. LOL it worked really well and didn't mess up a bunch of meat either.

    photos are labeled backwards, LOL. Larger hole is the exit. lol
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