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Old 10-13-2010, 09:32 PM
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900 yard elk with 300 SMK .338 EDGE pictures

I killed a spike elk Saturday morning from 900 yards with my .338 Edge. It was across the canyon coming toward me and I shot it in the chest. It stopped and turned broadside so I put another one behind the shoulder and it dropped like a rock. While quartering it I found the first bullet sitting under the hide on the rear quarter. It passed through the length of the elk. Bullet really did not expand as I would have expected it to. Picture is below.

The broadside shot hit a rib going in and did not exit. Below is the pic of the entrance wound.

The rifle has a Rem. action blueprinted,
Rem police stock
30 inch Broughton 5c 9.3 twist
DE brake and recoil lug
Nightforce 5.5x22
NF 40 MOA rail and NF rings
Seekins detatchable box mag
Shooting 300 gr SMK's at 2875 fps
weight is 18 lbs.


The elk was at the top right of this picture when shot. Straight across the canyon from me.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:37 PM
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Re: 900 yard elk with 300 SMK .338 EDGE pictures

Thanks for sharing your story.
Meat in the freezer, gota love it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:59 PM
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Re: 900 yard elk with 300 SMK .338 EDGE pictures

Great story and congradulations. what is some more details angle, etc. dial in.
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Re: 900 yard elk with 300 SMK .338 EDGE pictures

Congrats! Excellent shooting! Weird the way that smk didn't expand, that elk probably would have gone a ways, good job following up.
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Great story and congradulations. what is some more details angle, etc. dial in.
mike
Hi mike33,

My dial up was 16 MOA from a 300 yard zero. No wind. 45 deg F. 7000 ft. 23.3 baro. 30% humidity. The angle was nearly zero. I am using Exbal on my Palm phone, Kestrel 4000, Swaro rangefinder.

Sorry I'm not that great of a story teller. There was over a dozen other shots taken in the canyon from hunters that likely were ballistically challenged. No other elk took casualties
I didn't recover the other bullet because we had to pack it out one mile and had to get moving. I had my 12yr old and 14 yr old boys with me to pack it.
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Re: 900 yard elk with 300 SMK .338 EDGE pictures

WOW, that literally knocked that elk into the ground! lol great shooting, thanks for sharing.
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Good job, i will be in Co. for 3rd season even have a leftover cow tag hoping i can get a shot. Pics was a great story.
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