Kevin Kearney takes a double beamed Coues buck in Mexico!
Just wanted to post a quick video of the Coues buck I killed this year with Colburn and Scott Outfitters in MX this year. My father and I had a great hunt with Jay and Darr. Those guys are serious about hunting Coues and their preparation was impressive. This was definitely not the last time Pops and I will be booking with those guys. At any rate, on the last day I glassed this buck up and called Jay over to take a look at it with me. I knew he wasn’t a monster, but after some gentle prodding from Jay I decided to take him. He was the 2nd double beamed buck I had seen in as many days and that combined with his character was more than I could take. Jay stayed to keep and eye on him, and I looped around to get within range as we were at 1100 yards. I admittedly was a little nervous about the shot as Jay had kept saying how he was “looking forward to seeing The Coues Sniper in action” . But I was able to find a perfect setup at 465 yards – prone, no wind, in a saddle between two bluffs, and a flat rock in front of me to pre-load the bipod. The buck was bedded with his head over his vitals so I took my time and was able imput my actual atmoshperics and even dry fire a few times. Jay and I were talking on the radio when the buck got up, that’s when the video starts. I waited for him to stop and let the crosshairs settle right on his shoulder and timed my squeeze with the exhale on my breathing cycle. I was shooting my 300 ultra pushing 208 grain A-Max’s at 3180 fps. The result was pretty devastating. Impact was exactly where I aimed and it was like you hit him with a sledgehammer. When we got to the buck, his legs were folded underneath him just like he was bedded or you posed him for photographs. Exit hole was about the size of a silver dollar. I was very happy both with the deer, and the performance of the A-max’s. Thanks again to Jay, Darr, and Janis. One of my favorite hunts, and bucks, for sure!