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Old 01-26-2005, 11:20 PM
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820 Yard cow elk pics

I just shot this cow elk Wednesday (01-26-05) in my backyard so to speak. It is the Mt. Timpanogos late season cow hunt.
I was shooting 180 Nosler Accubonds, and as you can see, they worked pretty well even at long range. The bullet went through both front shoulder bones and was literally stuck to the hide on the far side! Not bad for a non-ultra mag huh??
I ranged her at 820 yards with my Leica 1200 LRF and then dialed 14 minutes into my Leupold Vari-xIII 4.5-14x40 and let it fly. The cow never knew what hit her! The first shot broke her shoulder/leg bone and she wasn't gettin' up after that one! It's not BEYOND BELIEF, it's just beyond ordinary. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]











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Re: 820 Yard cow elk pics

Nice shooting!!! Beautiful country as well. Looks like home.

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:37 AM
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Re: 820 Yard cow elk pics

Nice job...

Keep that bullet! Folks are always asking about bullets and long range.

What was the altitude and temp...and muzzle velocity (trying to determine remaining bullet speed upon impact).

Was the bullet just at the skin on the off side or did you need to dig a bit?

Thanks in advance for the additional data.
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Re: 820 Yard cow elk pics

Nice job! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: 820 Yard cow elk pics

Thanks Dave.
The altitude was 6320 ft. and the temp was 38 with a humidity of 95 (there was actually a huge fog bank that was creeping up on us the whole day). Muzzle velocity was checked last week at an avg. of 3060 (slow lot of RL22, acts more like RL25) and my actual bc of the bullet is averaging around .480 due to a highly eroded throat.
All those factors say that at 820 yards, I needed 14 minutes from a 285 yard zero, and my velocity on target was 1885 fps. and my energy was 1420 ft/lbs with a time of flight of 1.027 seconds.

The bullet was poking through the far shoulder meat in plain view and was touching the hide.
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Old 01-27-2005, 12:30 PM
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Thanks for the update on the data.

1885fps and a nicely mushroomed Nosler Accubond projectile caught on the off-side at the skin.

It's better to have hard, hold-in-your-hand data than textbook stuff.
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Re: 820 Yard cow elk pics

Very nice. Nice shot. Great info. And the best result-- an actual resultant bullet recovered. I'm begginning to get faith in plastic tips again a bit....

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