Shooting Running Deer and Shooting Running Coyotes with a Rifle

with Darrell Udelhoven - Featuring Devin Christensen's - Rifle Marksmanship on moving deer target

Shooting Running Deer and Shooting Running Coyotes with a Rifle - is about practicing Leading Moving Targets with a Rifle at different speeds, distances, and angles when using a high velocity Center fire Rifle

When Shooting Running Game - Shooting Running Coyotes or Running Deer - you need to know the Bullet Flight Time Ballistics and the Bullet's Point Of Impact (POI) at various ranges

"It takes ballistic knowledge and 'plenty of various kinds of moving target practice' to make consistent killing shots on running coyotes or deer."

Sharp Shooter Devin Christensen
Devin Christensen 2003-04 Potosi Wisconsin Running Deer Shoot Champion, with 243 Winchester rifle
Devin Christensen's 2004 Potosi WI Running Deer Shoot to 3:00 pm:
Rifle : Mohawk 600 .243 Winchester  - 18" barrel  87 grain hollow-point boattail bullet
46 grains Accurate Arms M&P powder. Shooting off-hand on a windy day at a target around 118 yards away, moving at right angles at around 10-mph: 1¼",  2", 2", 2½"  Four shot average 1.9375"
This young man can shoot! His father was his toughest competition and he won the 2004 shoot by a big margin.
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Some new shooters' showed up.
Cody Taft, from Gratiot, WI (photo later) with his Savage Model 12 BUSS
22-250    26" barrel
Laminated stock ACCU trigger
Nikon Buckmater scope 4.5 x 14 x 40
55 grain Sierra soft point bullet
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Mac Ramaker
with his 220 Swift
Bushnel scope 4 x 16 - set at 6 power
He Scored a 6" @ 9:00 O'Clock
Needed a little lead for a center bull.
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Just received this email:
I just found your site. It caught my attention because we have a son named Devin, our last name is Christensen, and Devin is a competitive shooter. Isn't that strange?

Michelle Christensen

Our Devin isn't able to shoot this year because he is at a missions college in Texas. He and his sister Danielle were the State Champion Muzzleloaders a couple of years ago and competed at the National Competition in Raton, NM. Up until this year he has been competing in 4-H shooting sports since he was eight. He shot every discipline available to him.

Actually Danielle met her husband at that National Competition. He is an archer.

"I wonder if the two Devin's are related?

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Federal's .243 Winchester 85 grain Sierra Boat Tail Hollow Point -Ballistics/250 yd. Zero - 4 Wind - Lead Table

Range

0

50yds

100yds

150yds

200yds

250yds

300yds

350yds

400yds

450yds

Velocity

3320

3196

3070

2950

2830

2710

2600

2497

2389

2284

Energyft/lbs

2080

1929

1775

1640

1510

1390

1280

1176

1076

986

Bullet/sec

sec

.047

.095

.144

.195

.25

.304

.365

.428

.492

15mph/22fps

lead 

1'

2'

3'

4½'

5½'

6¾'

8'

9½'

11'

25mph/36.6fps

lungs

1¾'

3½'

5'

7'

9'

11'

13½'

15¾'

18'

30mph/44fps

lungs

2'

4'

6¼'

8½'

11'

13¼'

16'

18¾'

21¾'

35mph/51.3fps

lungs

2½'

5'

7'

10'

13'

15½'

18½'

22'

25'

 drift@5mph

90°

0.1"

0.3"

0.7"

1.3"

2.1"

3.1"

4.3"

5.7"

7.4"

drift@10mph 

90°

0.2"

0.6"

1.5"

2.7"

4.2"

6.2"

8.6"

11.5"

14.8"

drift@15mph

90°

0.2"

1.1"

2.2"

4"

6.3"

9.4"

12.9"

17.3"

22.4"

drift@20mph

90°

0.3"

1.3"

2.9"

5.3"

8.4"

12.4"

17.1"

23"

29.7"

250yd zero

-1.5"

+0.7"

+2"

+2.3"

+1.7"

zero

-2.9"

-7.1"

-12.6"

-19.7"

Range
0
50yds
100yds
150yds 200yds
250yds
300yds
350yds
400yds
450yds

All lead figures are in feet. Running shots should only be taken under Safe Shooting Conditions! Be alert and never take a running shot unless shooting safety conditions are right, proper terrain and background to stop the bullet, etc.!

Always figure you lead from the heart/lung area. It is always better to over lead than to under lead. You have an opportunity to get a quick kill head or neck hit or clean miss if you over lead a little. I recommend always leading from the front of the heart/lung area and dragging your horizontal reticule through the center of the body. The lead figures in the chart show the lead from the heart/lung kill area. With an empty rifle, practice keeping your swing steady with a consistent follow through as you pull the trigger and after the firing pin falls.

Swing through below the center of the body, and squeeze off your shot when the lead looks right, --be sure to keep swinging, --follow through.

For the ballistics & lead figures go to: Hunting and Shooting - the Ballistics on Shooting Running Coyotes or Deer

This information is important for follow-up shots on "wounded" deer. When hunting coyotes and whitetail deer, you'll bag a lot more "running whitetail deer" if you are real consistent on "running shots" that are within a 150 yards. It is much better to over lead than under lead, --I don't have to tell you why! Lead running deer that are running fast flat out with a fairly high hold so that you can use the head and neck areas, --giving you more lead area for a spine hit. On a high bounding deer, better lead from the middle of the body at the front of the chest.   

With Chronic Wasting Disease found  in three (3) deer in 2001 in Iowa & Dane counties of Wisconsin, shooting deer that prove they are alert and can run full out may be an important factor if you plan to eat the venison. Use only heart and lung shots and if you plan to eat the venison, you better have the deer's brain tested. Field dressing should be done with rubber gloves etc., --keep updated on this health related issue! 

Farmers and all land owners need to cooperate and allow hunters to reduce concentrations of deer.  All car deer kills should be tested for CWD. It's a bitch to get rid of.

A much longer spread out deer season might help. In my opinion we need new regulations so that anyone should be able to shoot a deer anywhere in the state that shows definite signs of CWD and report it the DNR for immediate testing.


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