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Old 02-22-2007, 06:16 PM
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Re: 721 yds

So apparently damage was good then...thus expansion was good. True?
"Weatherby was too long so I nicknamed it "Bee""
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:22 PM
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Re: 721 yds

"how would you go about getting something that large to the road."

Ha ha ha, good lord, that my friend is only answered by the true elk hunters. Its called packing them out on your back!! Some use horses, I myself prefer to walk. Horses are stupid sometimes, I'll rely on my own brain. POP said it best, when you pull the trigger on elk, the work begins and the fun is all over. We've shot cows at 8 AM and dont get out of the canyon till 10PM or 12 AM, makes for a very long and tired day. Dont let anyone ever tell you elk hunting is easy. They either haven't killed many, or are just plain retarded, IMO. Elk are very tough aniamls to hunt, bring down, and pack out, period.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:14 PM
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Re: 721 yds

Killed em.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:00 PM
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Re: 721 yds

great story and pics, ya had to go and say you used a TSX bullet. POP,will you put that tsx woody away!

on a serious note. you're from NY. did you confirm your drop chart when you got out there or allow for the difference in altitude and the different conditions?
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:50 PM
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Re: 721 yds

At home I have targets butts to 618 yds ( hole in the timber) and was prepared for a shot, at that distance and at home conditions. When this hunt took place in 05 I had a very vague understanding of what temp and elevation among other things would do to my POI. It was a dead calm morning, I had a solid rest and compensated for the additional 100 yds by holding over his shoulder. In all honesty, someone helped me make that shot. My goal is to be proficient at a range of up to 800yds with the equipement I have. Would love to run with the big dogs, but at my age lugging a 12-14# rifle is out of the question. Any help would be appreciated.
So POP gets off on Barnes TSXs. Next morning I put one through a mulies shoulders a bit over 500 yds.
Have a few more pics I can post, (and I'll fess up) now that my wife showed me how to do it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:57 AM
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Re: 721 yds

sounds hard work.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:13 AM
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Re: 721 yds

That picture made me grin! I'd hang it on the wall. Thanks for sharin' it.

Far as packin' em out, horses are the only way to go. When an elk falls fifteen miles from the nearest road, those horses are gold!
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