Randy M
(veteran)
11/10/19 01:29 PM
Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Well this weekend was one for the books. I took Friday off and arrived at my lease just in time for the evening hunt on Thursday. One of my lease mates had been there a few days and killed his very first buck with a handgun the day before. Through text messages he told me the bucks were starting to chase the does and that the hunting was really good. I could not wait to get there.

Thursday evening I saw a lot of activity but mostly does and a few juvenile bucks. Friday morning was the same with the exception of a few older bucks showing up and they were definitely chasing the does. I came back to camp at about 10 am for a quick bite and then headed back to my stand at around 11 am with plans to sit all day. At 2:30 pm on the nose, I saw movement behind me deep in the brush which turned out to be a doe with a nice 8 hot on her tail. This doe acted as if she was on my payroll and ran right in front of me. The buck, on her tail, did the same but made the mistake of stopping briefly at 20 yards right in front me. I didn't hesitate and had instant confirmation of a solid hit with blood spraying profusely. He made it about 25 yards and piled up. Slightly quartering away and managed a heart shot that exited the opposite shoulder. This is a really good buck for our ranch in the Texas hill country.

So I made my way back to camp, got my truck and returned for the deer. By dark I had the buck quartered up and the skull skinned out and ready to boil for a euro mount. The campfire and scotch were extra good that night.

Saturday morning came and I really hadn't planned on hunting since I had a nice buck down, still some work to do, and then I planned to come home that afternoon. But I couldn't stand it so I headed to my blind a good hour before daybreak thinking maybe I'd see a hog. Our lease is in a two buck county so I really had no intentions of shooting another buck since this was the second weekend of the season. Oh how plans can change...

At about 7:30 am the biggest buck I'd ever seen in 13 years on this lease stepped out at 60 yards. He was a mature mainframe perfect 10 and absolutely gorgeous. It may have been the second weekend of the season but there was no way any sane man could pass this deer up. I steadied my pistol and let one fly. My red dot was locked in for a high shoulder shot and elevation-wise it was perfect. I did hit slight behind where I was looking, but the hit was still a perfect pass-through lung shot. He made it about 30 yards and piled up.

And with that, I had one heckuva great weekend hunting.

The gun is a newly acquired Ruger SBHH in .41 magnum. The load is a 210 grain Speer Deepcurl over 22 grains oh H110.





45MAN
(Pooh-Bah)
11/10/19 01:58 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

RANDY: I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK THAT YOU HAD "UNLIMITED" BUCK TAGS ON YOUR LEASE, BUT NOW I KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY, AND DO NOT BLAME YOU AT ALL.

WHAT MOUNT DO YOU HAVE ON YOUR HUNTER? DO YOU LIKE IT?


Randy M
(veteran)
11/10/19 02:02 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Thanks Rey. It's the Jack Weigand and so far it's excellent. Rock solid. I did trim the very front leading edge and tapered it so that it didn't look as 'blocky'.

45MAN
(Pooh-Bah)
11/10/19 02:28 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

RANDY: DOES IT JUST SECURE ON THE RUGER RING SLOTS OR DOES IT ALSO UTILIZE THE RUGER REAR SIGHT HOLES?

Whitworth
(Shootist)
11/10/19 02:31 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Absolutely fantastic, Randy!! Nicely done! Great season thus far!

Hey, see you next weekend!


Russell
(Pooh-Bah)
11/10/19 03:19 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

WTG!! Sometimes a plan change works for the better.

Franchise
(Distinguished Expert)
11/10/19 03:43 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Couldn't be happier for you man! You deserve all the success and more

jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
11/10/19 04:19 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Two great whitetail buck inside a day is something you don`t see to often... Its easy to see you ate your Wheaties...

Randy M
(veteran)
11/10/19 04:24 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
RANDY: DOES IT JUST SECURE ON THE RUGER RING SLOTS OR DOES IT ALSO UTILIZE THE RUGER REAR SIGHT HOLES?


Just the ring slots. Doesn't use the rear sight hole. In fact, this Weigand mount allows you to keep your rear sight in place which is nice. If you want to see a few more pics of It up close, PM your cell and I'll send them to you.


Randy M
(veteran)
11/10/19 04:25 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
Absolutely fantastic, Randy!! Nicely done! Great season thus far!

Hey, see you next weekend!


Thanks Max. Looking forward to it.


Randy M
(veteran)
11/10/19 04:25 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

 Originally Posted By: Russell
WTG!! Sometimes a plan change works for the better.

Thanks Russell and I agree!


Randy M
(veteran)
11/10/19 04:26 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

David/James, thank you both. Always great to hear from you two.

cmnash
(old hand)
11/10/19 06:58 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

That is a memorable weekend to be sure. Congratulations!

My only question is- When will Randy M have a TV or web show?


wvhitman
(old hand)
11/10/19 07:25 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

After that you'd better buy some lottery tickets!!!

sixshot
(old hand)
11/10/19 07:52 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Congratulations Randy on 2 dandy bucks with a great caliber & also a great bullet. Fine shooting on your part, 60 yds is no slam dunk for anyone & you made it happen, great work!

Dick


KRal
(Shootist)
11/10/19 07:54 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Randy, you are in a roll! That?s two fantastic bucks, congrats! Bottle me up some of that water you?re drinking out there and send it my way; it seems be be working pretty good for you.

popo
(journeyman)
11/10/19 08:00 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Nice bucks indeed. Congrats.

Chance WeldonAdministrator
(Distinguished Expert)
11/10/19 08:48 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Congratulations on a nice pair! I wish I had half your luck.

PsTaN
(addict)
11/10/19 08:59 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

That's exceptional ... Grats!!

junebug
(Pooh-Bah)
11/10/19 09:57 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Randy
Well done . Seems like that .41 is a keeper.


Brenden
(addict)
11/10/19 10:01 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Congratulations Randy. Two beautiful bucks!

ruger4570
(addict)
11/11/19 07:47 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Congrats on a fine pair. What red dot do you have on your SBHH?

Randy M
(veteran)
11/11/19 09:32 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

 Originally Posted By: ruger4570
Congrats on a fine pair. What red dot do you have on your SBHH?


Vortex Venom 3MOA. Thank you for the comment.


reflex264
(Pooh-Bah)
11/11/19 10:02 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Awesome job!!!!!!!

jcp161
(member)
11/12/19 08:13 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Nice bucks and a very cool looking gun.

Congratulations!


Bob Roach
(old hand)
11/12/19 09:13 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

You did very well with two nice bucks.
Looks like the 41 is doing well for you.

Bob R


BIZZMO
(journeyman)
11/12/19 09:53 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

sounds like a dream come true!,great bucks! I'll be bringing my .41 to southwest texas early december.

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
11/12/19 11:04 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

That is just excellent!

Sawfish
(old hand)
11/12/19 04:32 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Very nice. Get 'em while you can.

cherokeetracker
(old hand)
11/12/19 05:11 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Exceptional Randy, well done..

Zee
(Gun Slinger)
11/13/19 12:45 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

No doubt you are doing quite well.

REDHAWK1954
(Pooh-Bah)
11/13/19 06:00 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Congrats on two great bucks.

RH Custom Guns
(journeyman)
11/14/19 10:31 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

That's awesome! Those are two fantastic looking bucks, especially for our neck of the woods. What area are you hunting in? I'm in Fredericksburg, just down the road.

Randy M
(veteran)
11/14/19 11:26 AM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Thanks everyone!

RH - my lease is just past Junction off of County Road 2291 (formerly known as Cleo Road). That road is about 30 miles long and ends in Menard. We are about half way down 2291.

One of these days I want to stop by your shop on the way out and meet you.


RH Custom Guns
(journeyman)
11/14/19 07:05 PM
Re: Two great bucks in less than 24 hours

Yeah! Next time you're passing through, stop by!