First BM 450 kill

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First BM 450 kill

Postby DennisR » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:18 am

Hi - this is my first post to the board.

I read a lot on this board before deciding to buy a BM 450 for Michigan hunting this year. I bought one and was impressed initially by the accuracy. But when I hunted with it, I was also impressed by its easy of carry. I really like this gun, but it is my first AR-style gun.

I used it on Nov 15 the first time, which is the Michgan gun opener. I sat in a blind overlooking a cut hay field, which is cut into a bedding thicket full of tall grass/shrubs/briars. I saw a few deer early (around 7:30AM) including several does and button bucks. I watched a spike chase a doe in and out of the thicket. Then at 9AM, I spotted movement and saw a buck that looked decent about to cut into the thicket on the far edge of my viewing window. I didn't have much time to get a shot off, about 2 seconds. I pulled up and shot, thinking I had hit either the base of the neck or the shoulder (broadside). Turned out I hit shoulder and took out both shoulders. Using the off-the-shelf Hornady ammo. Somehow he made it about 30 yards into the thicket and I ended up putting a second shot into the neck (as that was all I could see when I walked over there and I wasn't sure how disabled he was).

Here is a pic.

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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby Ghost Dog » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:28 am

Welcome to the campfire Dennis !!!! Good job and a nice deer.
With all these pictures of harvested deer lately, think I'll have some venison tonight for diner. :D :D :D
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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby kottke_35 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:08 pm

Welcome and congrats! That's a good size deer. Starting to rut by looks of him eh!?

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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby svanderploeg » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:54 pm

Beautiful buck! I also bought one for Michigan...Like it so much I used it in "normal" rifle zone. Congrats again on a fine buck!
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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby wildcatter » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:34 pm

Way-To-Go-Dennis!

And welcome to the Board.

Now this is how to write up your kill, we need the stories. Heck! Love the Stories!!

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Ps, where did the Hunt occur??..t
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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby DennisR » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:27 am

Thanks guys. This was private land in Hillsdale county, southern Michigan. He weighed 180 lb dressed.

When I posted the picture, I used the upload to tiny pic function, but I noticed that it seems to cut off the picture. Especially on my iPad, can't see the deer's head. Is there a better way to upload a pic? The pic file was too large to use the upload attachment option.
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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby DennisR » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:06 am

I resized the pic on my computer. I am attaching the smaller pic.

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Deer pic 2014
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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby scrmblr1982cj8 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:14 am

Nice deer! Well done!
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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby wildcatter » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:07 pm

I'm Telling you! If I saw that deer in the Woods, I'd drop my gun and run screaming like a little girl, peeing my pants all the while!!

That'sa one-auh Nice-auh Buck!!

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Re: First BM 450 kill

Postby glock23c » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Congrats on a great buck!!
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