Re: 820 Yard cow elk pics
Thanks guys for your compliments.
The elk were all bedded down when I shot the farthest one in the herd. She was partially asleep when the bullet hit her. By the time she knew what hit her, she was already done. The flight time was a little over 1 second. That is enough time to actually move slightly out of the way before the bullet gets there, so you have to watch their body language. Usually elk will freeze and watch around them when alarmed before they bolt off. This is a great time to shoot. Look for the lead cow, if she has her ears forward and her head cocked, she will be there for a second or two. If she puts her ears back and looks away from you, she is about ready to hit the after-burners!
On my desert sheep hunt 2 years ago, I shot my ram first shot at 760 yards, but it just blew it's leg off. Then it started coming closer. At 650 yards, I got impatient and fired again while he was still walking towards me. I saw the bullet impact exactly were his chest would have been, but he walked right out of the way. Luckily, he stopped at 630 and looked behind him at the dust. The third shot drilled him square in the shoulder blade and he dropped like Rosie o'Donnells ratings! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
If it's not far, it's boring.