Thought I'd toss this to you guys first as the Handload aspect of this hunt was totally KEY
A nice 6' Black Bear Boar steps out of the woods across a slough from the end of my barrel, 212 yards away and Very Limited opportunity for stalking any closer,
Absolutely, as a result of having run some 700 plus rounds through this rifle this winter while learning to Handload my own custom hunting ammunition, along with the confidence I have in this my first load worked up, a Speer 130gr BTSP loaded with 68gr of RL-19 to a COL of 2.80 and launched by CCI 250, (didn't have a Chrony back then, sorry)
I decide to take the shot and clearly watch it hit true,
He whirls into the brush but 22yds later is down with vaporized set of lungs. A clean kill having passed through both sides of ribcage (unfortunately somehow I lost the bullet, didn't pass through the back side skin but I gutted him in the woods then dragged to the beach, and all I can figure is it fell out ? Dang, I was way into seeing that bullet)
Anyway, what is it about this first Handload Kill, you guys have been telling me about?
One thing for sure is the high level confidence in my equipment from more shooting and knowing the round I have in loaded in there. What a great addition to the Total Hunt Experience.
I'll post on the hunting forum more detail but thought you guys, my loading mentors, should see this first,
Thanks for all the help,