The Colonel’s Buck

Here in the Virginia’s it seems no one is seeing nice bucks. That’s not the case with my old CO; a retired Colonel. He took this thick horned whitetail with a .358 Winchester using 200 gr. Silvertips.

Nice Virginia Whitetail


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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2 Responses to The Colonel’s Buck

  1. John in KS says:

    With a .358 Winchester? That’s cool!

    I hear that 200-225 grain bullets are strong medicine in that caliber.

  2. gunwriter says:

    Indeed. I took my first black bear at about 200 yards with a 225 Partition and used a hot-loaded 35 Rem. topped off with 200 gr. CoreLokts in a bolt action for a number of deer.

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