A Long Range First in New Zealand - Gary
Aaron: I always thought 300 yds was a good shot, until I used your system. It was pretty just range the animal dial in the range on the scope and shoot. Just returned from NZ, had a great time. It had been raining for a week before we got there. The temperature was freezing at night and snow in the mountains. The place where I hunted was beautiful, I guess they filmed the movie Lord of The Rings there. I sighted in my rifle and the guide wanted to see if any Tahr had come down. We glassed a big area and there were three big bull about 900 yrds working their way accros the slope. We were pretty lucky finding them, with the sun coming out after raining so long must have helped. They were in the rut and had quite a few nanny`s with them. We watched them all afternoon until they moved down a little, we moved a bit but didn`t want to spook them. They finally got at a range I was practicing (500-600 yds). I finall shot at 560 yds and hit the bull, he went down then got up and I shot him again. What a mane on it, the guide and everyone seeing the pictures comented on his long mane. Just what I was looking for, I think the horns were around 12 inches. The guide called people he knew in Orvis and they said no-one in a wheel-chair had done that before. I guess they will run a article in their next quartery. After that everything was easy, I shot the female tahr at 608 yds, the chamoi at 440 and the stag was a gimmy.
Enjoy hearing from you!!