Re: 820 Yard cow elk pics
Thanks everyone for your responses today. I am trying to sit up straight to type, but my sore body aches from packing out all that meat!
Pop over to bullets,barrels, and ballistics and read my post on the topic about velocities needed to open up a Nosler Accubond and Partition. Those Accubonds work long and near!
After chronographing my load and sighting in my rifle, I entered all the data from the load and conditions into a ballistic program. It then spit out a drop chart in MOA, and I clicked in the 14 minutes it said to go and shot. Experience and practice shooting long range did the rest!
My hunting technique was nothing too elaborate. I really wanted to take a 1000 yard shot, but I told myself that 800 yards plus would be ok too. So I glassed the area over and over and found the general area where the elk hung out throughout the week. Then I looked at possible places I could get the long shot I wanted. I marked a few areas on my map that would make good shooting "benches" overlooking big areas. When we found the right herd about 2 miles away, and hiked up to get 1000 yards away from them. But, the lay of the land would not permit a shot that far from our angle. So we went up the highest peak above the elk and set up for the shot. There was about 100 elk in the vicinity, but only five were far enough away to make my minimum 800 yard shot. The rest of the story is history.
As for more pics, I will try to find time in the next few days to put some more pics of the hunt on here.
If it's not far, it's boring.