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Hunting with Weatherby => Whitetail Deer => Topic started by: Tracker76 on January 08, 2017, 09:31:28 AM

Title: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Tracker76 on January 08, 2017, 09:31:28 AM
I'm a newbie to the site and just wanted to share a picture of my successful 2016 NW Ontario deer hunt.

I researched rifles and calibers for a year before making my purchase of this .257 Lazerguard, very satisfied and couldn't ask for a more beautiful rifle for the price and topped it with a Nikon Monarch 3 (2.5x10-44). This is definitely a shooter and consistent sub-moa rifle.

This 150 Class buck was shot at 100 yards with Hornady Custom 110 gr InterBond ammo as I don't reload (I do have Nosler ammo (2 boxes) as well, but have not shot it yet. Here in Ontario the cost difference is $50.00/per between Hornady and Nosler 110 gr ammo).

Now my research for booking pronghorn hunt will begin.

Successful hunting to all!
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: catskinner on January 08, 2017, 09:51:00 AM
Great looking buck  8)

Rob
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: 224KING on January 08, 2017, 10:36:05 AM
What a brute.Great mass.I'd guess over 150 inches.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: BB340 on January 08, 2017, 01:19:00 PM
Nice work. On both the buck and selection of rifle and caliber. You sure will love the .257 Roy.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Ontario 300 markv on January 08, 2017, 01:24:47 PM
Welcome to the Weatherby NATION.Congratulation's Tracker76 on another awesome Ontario buck.I am new to the site as well.Lot's of good reading.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Blackbear3 on January 08, 2017, 02:36:23 PM
Welcome to the Nation!!! Nice buck!!!
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: wvwoods on January 09, 2017, 02:19:03 PM
Outstanding  trophy Sir! Please tell us how the bullet preformed,  also the range the shot was taken at.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Tracker76 on January 09, 2017, 05:37:26 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone! Lots of great info and years of experience and advice on the Weatherby Nation. The .257 was a pleasure to shoot all day during its break in phase. My dad enjoyed shooting it as well (just to confirm its accuracy).

As for the answer to your question wvwoods:
It was a 100yd shot while the deer was quartering to me with only the top half of the deer visible. The Hornady 110 gr InterBond was placed just behind the shoulder as the leg was forward, through the left lung and just to say it caught the right lung (shot was little high as I moved on the bipod) We found a small piece of copper shrapnel that was lodged against the back bone, but the remaining of the bullet passed clean through.
I will try the Nosler 110 gr AccuBond on my next hunt.

He was brought to Advanced Taxidermy just north of Toronto for a shoulder mount (will be my first).
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Jameson on January 10, 2017, 08:07:14 AM
He definitely has some mass to him! Congratulations!
JP
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: danno50 on January 21, 2017, 08:38:44 AM
Welcome to the Nation Tracker76. Thats a great looking deer and a great looking Rifle. Do you have any more pictures?
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: mcb on January 24, 2017, 03:52:14 PM
That is a fine buck!
The 257 bee is very bad news for whitetails and it hits like a sledge hammer !
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: terminator on January 24, 2017, 04:11:12 PM
Congrats are very much in order .On the deer and rifle.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Tracker76 on January 25, 2017, 07:38:24 PM
Picture at the taxidermist

Marc
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: BB340 on January 26, 2017, 11:17:58 AM
Nice. Look forward to seeing the finished result.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: wby4ever on March 04, 2017, 02:37:59 PM
That will look great on the wall!!
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: .257 on March 04, 2017, 03:17:32 PM
Nice rifle and a nice buck congrads. It sounds like the hornady interbond did its job, expanded and passed on thru leaving an exit wound.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Bullets and Broadheads on March 24, 2017, 06:49:32 AM
Nice deer.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Michiganhunter on May 10, 2017, 10:14:07 AM
Congratulations!!! I am really impressed with the thickness of the antlers.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Chris338378 on May 29, 2017, 06:20:09 AM
Man that's a monster buck, congratulations. 
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: klong67 on June 18, 2017, 05:50:44 AM
WOW!!!  Very nice!!
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: danno50 on June 18, 2017, 06:08:02 AM
Picture at the taxidermist

Marc
Looking closely at the picture of your deer at the taxidermist, who broke the right side eye guard off? I know it will be repaired, but its odd, because in my experience, the "full grown brow tine" doesn't usually break off, not even during the shedding period or cycle. Sheds usually break at the skull, and tines usually break off in the early growth period. Just strange. So who done it?
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Tracker76 on July 12, 2017, 09:00:47 PM
It's not broken Danno, I should have posted a better picture when he dropped off at Advanced Taxidermy. Here's a better pic.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: danno50 on July 13, 2017, 05:05:21 AM
Looking harder at the other photo, that eye guard tine is there, just well blended in with the main beam and the G2 tine. If your taxidermist knows how, have him score your deer. He should score well. Be sure to post a picture of your mount when its done, maybe a couple of views.
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Michiganhunter on July 13, 2017, 05:25:29 AM
That is a great looking buck! It has the mass and symmetry of a older, well fed buck. Any estimate on age?
Title: Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
Post by: Tracker76 on July 15, 2017, 01:17:49 PM
My taxidermist will measure and register him into the FROW record book (Ontario's version of B&C). He's also a Board Member and the buck measured just over 153 gross (approx. 147 after deductions). Will lose a little after drying out. Don't know his age, but he was the biggest old swamp buck in the area. I believe the size of his rack started going downhill the last year or two.