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Old 11-10-2012, 11:27 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

You get a big ATTA BOY!!! That's an easy choice. Just to play devils advocate I'll throw this out there. What about picking out a rock on the same ridge as the elk and at a similar distance but not right next to the elk and trying a practice shot or 2 to learn what the wind is doing? I still would not take the shot at the elk personally but a few of you guys on here might be capable.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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You get a big ATTA BOY!!! That's an easy choice. Just to play devils advocate I'll throw this out there. What about picking out a rock on the same ridge as the elk and at a similar distance but not right next to the elk and trying a practice shot or 2 to learn what the wind is doing? I still would not take the shot at the elk personally but a few of you guys on here might be capable.
Good scenario, But with a 30 mph wind at that distance even after dialing in and getting a hit on a rock I would not switch to the elk and try it. Just a few mph variation in wind could make for a bad hit. Just ain't worth it to me. Now a few years ago we were able to close the gap to 511 yards for a shot at a bedded bull in 30 plus (peaked at 40) mph wind. We were also able to move and put the wind at 11:00 to us for the shot. We took it and my son put a 230 Berger right in the exact spot I told him. The bull kicked his legs forward and tossed his head back and was dead. Never stood up. But this was a lot closer shot and we stacked the wind to our favor as much as we could before we made the call to take it.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:50 PM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

Good answer!
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:20 AM
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No, I would pass. The margin of error is higher than the kill zone.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:59 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

ive got one more vote for no. good choice.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: Would you take the shot?

ill break the mold, i might depending on circumstances... last day yeah why not?
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