- Sep 13, 2020
Hi everyone I'm a first time rifle owner and I recently purchased a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor 22" with a Vortex DiamondBack Tactical 4-16X44. I originally wanted to buy the Remington 783 with the manufacture's scope but the gun clerk assured me that the ruger rifle and that vortex scope would be a better beginner rifle set up than the remington783 package. This being said I went to my local shooting range where I was able to hit steel at 600 yards with the Ruger American Predator being my first time shooting at the range. I was able to hit 600 yards because I used the ballistic chart on this webstie https://unclezo.com/2019/08/12/federal-fusion-140-grain-6-5mm-creedmoor/ to give me an idea of how much bullet drop for this caliber 6.5 Creedmoor. It wasn't perfect but it wasn't far off either it gave me a good idea where I should compensate for bullet drop. I brought 80 bullets to the range that day but I wish I would have brought more next time I will bring more for sure. I bought the rifle to target shoot and also to deer hunt in the future because that's something I've always wanted to do but never got the chance to do it. I'm the first one in my family to do something like this where I will go out and hunt a deer to eat and also maybe to taxiderm the deer as well. My question is how do I go about deer hunting in the cheapest way? I saw some ranches online where they go out with you to help you but they charge you a shit load of money. Is there another way to deer hunt where maybe we can split the meat 50/50 using my deer tag? If anyone knows please let me know maybe we can work something out to the effect of splitting the meat or so. Thanks.