I got first blood finally with my 375 ruger after two seasons hunting with it.
Me and my partner bumped into a button buck about a hundred yards downhill on a ridge at about 1000ft elevation last week. He saw it first. He was standing on a log about 8 ft off the ground. He pointed out the deer and ran off the log to get a different shot. I jumped up on the log to see and went farther down it than he did and asked if he had a shot yet he said no so I said im takin it. he said ok. Offhand with a pack on sucking wind and standing on 20 inch wide log. The deer was quartering away looking back at us. I hit high with the 375 ruger with the 270 grain tripleshock. I spined him and lost most of the strap because of the angle. Im a meat hunter so thats a big downer for me. I usually use a rest no matter what at all cost. But I felt good about the shot for some reason. But if not so high say 3 inches lower as I intended It woulda been a perfect rib pass thru exiting the ribs before the far shoulder.
On a lighter note the first day hunting I saw two other deer in the high timber. One was a forky built like a tank. I bumped into him not more than 25 feet away broadside. I popped the scope caps had him zeroed and when the safety went click he launched and ran over a few yards from my partner but he was in a low spot and couldnt see him and the sucker disapeared not 50 yards away seems like they are good at that in the timber. We got another one later in the week afeter the 4 days of gails blowing and rain that came to the call on a dead run. But its been so warm they are still way up there.