I’m Still Here and the .30 Rem. AR WORKS!

In case you are wondering, I’m not dead or lost in Wyoming. The lodge we were staying in had no Internet and the area had no cell service.

On day one we found a nice goat and could not get any closer than 400 yards. (End of the season and spooky pronghorn.) I really wanted this goat so unfolded my bi-pod and went prone. The guide said 380 yards and the goat was still moving. He finally stopped broadside and I said, “400 yards?” The guide said “Yeah.” I thought so I held a foot high and pulled my Timney. 1/2 a second later the goat dropped.

The 110 grain Barnes Tipped Triple Shock worked just fine at 381 yards from the R15 in .30 Remington AR even though the impact velocity of around 1900 fps was a bit slow for maximum expansion. I also hit a bit high since I was compensating for 400 yards instead of 381.

My first critter with the .30 Remington AR.

Table Mountain Outfitters is antelope heaven.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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3 Responses to I’m Still Here and the .30 Rem. AR WORKS!

  1. Daniels says:

    Looks like a good spine shot, not a bad place to hit for holding a little bit high.

  2. gunwriter says:

    Actually it was right below the spine. Close enough to provide the shock to put him down.


  3. Pingback: .30 Remington AR – The Saga Continues | EMPTY CASES

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