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1410 yard cow elk

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Unread 01-22-2009, 09:46 AM
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Re: 1410 yard cow elk

Originally Posted by 7mmRHB View Post
The trace that evening was something to behold !! The sun was close to the horizon and about 75 to 80* angle to the shot and the trace was as crisp as Iíve ever seen. It looked like a huge corrugated pipe arcing down on the Elk with one difference, I could see the Bullet out in front of the trace !!! It looked like a 2 foot long bright gold arrow with the trace tapering back from it !! I could watch it go right into the Elk and see the hair lift !! Then the trace would follow it right in. Iíll probably never see the bullet do that again in my life !!!

Not to hijack, but that description sounds awesome, can you describe the situation a bit more?

Were you on the side of GG toward the Sun, (meaning Sun left, you middle, GG right) so that you were looking away from the Sun at the side of the Trace?


Were you on the side of GG away from the Sun, (meaning Sun left, GG middle, you right) so that you were looking through the trace toward the Sun?

Thanks, edge.
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Unread 01-22-2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: 1410 yard cow elk

Congradulations Jim,

Im gald you got one and at a new personal best that is cool. I never made it down to that spot this year we have been chasing them around closer to home but it is nice to know they are still there. The last time i was there was with you a few years ago. good write up and good luck this year.

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Unread 01-22-2009, 01:38 PM
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Re: 1410 yard cow elk

Edge, since Grouper is a lefty, I was set up 10- 12 feet back and 2-3 feet off his left shoulder towards the Sun giving me a slight angle on the trace. Normally I wouldn't be that far off the shoulder but there were two herds off Elk and the ones we originally set up for took their sweet time coming in ,so Grouper repositioned the gun a bit to the left for the herd that was coming in quicker. This gave me more angle on the trace which turned out to be a good thing for me this time !!

If I set up any closer than 10ft the muzzle blast seems to jolt me off the spotter for an instant even though I know the shot is coming. LOL
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Unread 01-22-2009, 10:53 PM
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Re: 1410 yard cow elk

Wow, what a story and fotos. It even tops the 946 you posted last year. Congrats in the biggest way, there's no doubt that here you are the best. What an inspiration!!! You remain our raison d'etre.

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Unread 01-23-2009, 09:34 AM
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Re: 1410 yard cow elk

7mmRHB, thanks again

GG thanks for the info on the Thunder

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Unread 01-23-2009, 07:38 PM
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Re: 1410 yard cow elk

Congrats GG!! What an adventure. Very enjoyable to read. As mentioned by others you go the extra mile to take the time to get the pictures you do and the details you provide. That's something special, considering where that elk was and the amount of work you guys had to do. Once again, congrats and thanks.


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Unread 01-23-2009, 09:10 PM
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Re: 1410 yard cow elk

Great shot, great story, great pictures, beautiful country

We have some rigs running up in Utah that i might have to go straighten out for a two week period. With country like that it sure will make it a lot easier to spend two weeks away from home. I just wish I could spend two weeks in that country hunting elk with good friends and family and have my own story to share.

I am trying to talk them into letting me drive if I have to go so I can take a few of my rifles and get a bit of long range shooting practice in the higher altitude. Well, that's just my excuse for being to chicken to get on a plane.
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