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Old 12-07-2018, 11:16 AM   #1
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Just got back from my annual desert hunt (Terrell Co. TX) and had the time of my life! Every year my brother and I head to our west Texas lease and spend 5 days enjoying the wilderness hunting whitetail, mule deer, and predators/javelina with our Specialty Pistols.

First morning in the stand I was sitting with “Doris” my Remington XP-100 in .45-70 Govt. A thick fog rolled in early and I could only see 40 yards ahead of me. I put my feet up, got put some breakfast from my pack, and thought to myself, “If God wants me to have a buck this morning, he’s pretty much gonna have to walk right under my stand.” Not even three minutes later I heard the sound of rocks moving under hooves and I watched a doe run from right to left under my blind. Hot on her tail was this no browtine 7 point that was on my hit-list. He stopped dead center in front of my blind just long enough to give me time to ready Doris and send a 225 grain Xtreme Hunter from Underwood Ammo straight through his front shoulder. He took a few steps and then crashed lights out. The Lehigh Defense bullet did its job and internal damage was massive. Love how both accurate and deadly these rounds are.





Second morning was clear and cooler. The deer movement wasn’t as much as I had hoped for, but there were a few whitetail and muley does in view. I then saw movement from behind a bush at 225 yards and I watched as a muley buck showed himself. He walked in my direction and stopped to look around at 153 yards. This time I was shooting “Hilda” my 13” Remington 700 Specialty Pistol in .308 Win and was shooting the Lehigh Defense 175gr Controlled Chaos bullets. I put a round through the right shoulder of the muley and watched as he piled up just a few yards from where he originally stood. When I approached the buck I was in awe of the literal bloodbath he was laying in. What looked like gallons of blood had poured from both the exit wound as well as his mouth. The Controlled Chaos bullets are designed to send the base through as a kind of solid acting projectile while the nose of the bullet sends off razor sharp pedals in different directions once entry is made. This was my second kill with this bullet and it definitely will be my pick for my .308 caliber hunting bullet from now on. The damage from the separating pedals doesn’t make a bad shot good, but in the event that a bullet doesn’t go where it’s supposed to, they do provide a little better margin for error and they definitely put lights out almost instantly in my experience.
At this point I’m two days in, and have two bucks in the cooler!


Third day I was tagged out for deer and wanted to get a longer shot at a javelina to stretch the legs of Hilda. I went up a ridge line to glass at daylight and spotted a pack of javelinas feeding at 880 yards down in the bottom. I drove the Mule down the ridge as far as possible which put me 375 yards away from the javi’s. I crawled up on the high rack of the Mule and positioned the Specialty Pistol for the shot. Dialed in my distance and didn’t have to hold any for wind due to a light headwind. I picked the biggest of the group of 5 and positioned my crosshairs right on its front shoulder. I sent another of the 175 grain Controlled Chaos bullets down range and I watched as the javelina dropped in his tracks. He didn’t make a move after the shot and literally laid in the spot he was standing when the bullet struck. I made my way down to to pick up my trophy and new distance record of 375 yards from a Specialty Pistol. Got the pics taken and the javi on ice.





My hunt was complete other than all the work of processing the game which we do all ourselves. The deer will be made into jerky and sausage and the javelina into tamales.

God is GOOD and another hunt is in the books with the Specialty Pistols.... I couldn’t ask for anything more.



One of the pedals recovered from the Controlled Chaos bullet.



Some camp pics:







Deer jerky in the making:



Javelina deboned for tamales:





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Old 12-07-2018, 11:20 AM   #2
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Java tamales? I'd try it once . I bet they are good


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Old 12-07-2018, 11:27 AM   #3
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good times!! congrats
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:48 AM   #4
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love your camp. Question- why the electrical tape on the deer skulls?
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:49 AM   #5
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love your camp. Question- why the electrical tape on the deer skulls?


It was warm during the days. I cover in contractor bag and duct tape to keep flies off and to keep from leaking on way home.


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Old 12-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #6
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Looks like a great time. Love Terrell county
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:05 PM   #7
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That camp looks like it might be a fun place to hang out.
Congrats on the animals. Those are some sweet weapons
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:09 PM   #8
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Nice.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:11 PM   #9
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I am digging your weapons. Congrats on the venison.

Looks like a place a man could vegetate and get away from life for a while. I like it...
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:18 PM   #10
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Nice!
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:24 PM   #11
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Good deal
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:26 PM   #12
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Good times!...congrats!
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:26 PM   #13
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Very cool!
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:27 PM   #14
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Congrats!!!
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:36 PM   #15
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looks like an awesome time! those Guns are great!
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:39 PM   #16
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Great Pics and write up, looks like a heckuva place to star gaze at night
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:51 PM   #17
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Good trip

I bet that 45-70 pistol is LOUD!
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:04 PM   #18
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Congrats on a great trip! Cool set up as well.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:07 PM   #19
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Congrats!!
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:44 PM   #20
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Wow, i'm not even confident with my rifle at 375 yards. great shot.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:00 PM   #21
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a 45-70 from a pistol.....................Daaaannnnggggg!
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:06 PM   #22
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Bad to the bone!
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:26 PM   #23
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Looks like fun hunting. Congrats.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:28 PM   #24
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niiiiice!!
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:36 PM   #25
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Congrats!!!!
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:45 PM   #26
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:32 PM   #27
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That's awesome. Sounds like a great annual adventure and I'm sure it's nice to play with some different weapons. Congrats to y'all.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:52 PM   #28
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Awesome
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