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Old 11-03-2012, 10:38 PM
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Would you take the shot?

I was elk hunting last Thursday and had located two large bull elk that we had scouted a few days before the season opened. The bigger of the two was a 360 class bull. When I first located them, they were 1185 yards away near the top of a ridge. I was one draw away on an adjacent ridge with a steep & deep draw between us. The wind was blowing 30 - 35 mph. Knowing some of you guys have amazing shooting skills, would anyone feel comfortable taking the shot with a cross wind like that? It took me 40 minutes to get over to where they were and unfortunately they had moved off into the timber by the time I got to the edge of their ridge...
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:17 PM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

No!
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:03 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

Another vote for no.

Misjudging the wind speed by only 2mph would've resulted in a 12" error with my 338AX at my altitude, not to mention the possible vertical winds from the canyon walls.

I wouldn't even have taken it at 800 yds.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:31 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

We take this kind of shot often.......on rocks and NO I would not send a cold bore shot at a big game animal in those conditions. Like Shane mentioned a missed call on the wind can mean a poor hit.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

Doping wind is my weak point
I would not shoot
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:09 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

No. The chance of a clean kill at that range and wind under those conditions is 0% with the best of cartridges and shooters.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:25 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

Another No.

I've seen how wrong I can be in high wind conditions.

Rocks yep. Game no.
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