Mac Crider Hunting Deer with His 6.5 BRM Encore RifleHere is a deer I shot with my 6.5 BRM. I have killed three deer this season, all with the 6.5. One dropped in its tracks, the other two did not run over 20 yards! The 6.5 BRM is super sweet.
I always like to shoot my deer in the chest. Bow hunters try to place shots a few inches behind the shoulder in order to puncture both lungs. I have found that they never run more than 30 yards. The first deer I killed with my 6.5 this year (I bought the gun at the end of last years deer season so I was not able to try it out then!) was shot real tight behind the shoulder. It dropped like a sack of stones! The other deer and the buck I sent you, were shot a little behind the shoulder. Both lungs were hit and they only ran a very few yards. I never had to track an animal!! I eat what I kill and most people around here consider the shoulder a waste. I use the shoulder as roast or grind them. I figure the more of the meat I can preserve the more in my freezer. It is that reasoning that steers me towards a double lung (chest shot). I have buddies that poke fun at me because I am not shooting a 7mag or at the very least, a 270! I call them every time I kill a deer and my opening comment is always "MY 6.5 DOES NOT PLAY!!!"
Mr. Brown, I am very happy with the 6.5 BRM. The rifle yall put together is not only beautiful but functional! The deer were killed anywhere from 50 to 100 yards. I have every confidence that I can take deer out to 300 yards with a 200 yard zero. Where I live you won't ever get a shot much further than that. I love the rifle, it is fun to shoot, very accurate and I would be glad for you to use ANY comments I have made or any pictures I have sent in my correspondence with you! Thank you for your reply to my original email, I know you are busy! Sincerely, Mac Crider