Originally Posted by Captn C
I was just reading one of the great "long range hunting" threads and it got me to thinking. I am new to the site, with the quality of members you have here I'm sure these questions have already been ask...but I'm too lazy to search for them!
What type of bullet performance are you getting at long range?
What is animals basic reaction at the shot? Do they require a lot of tracking? I am a long time bowhunter (30 years) and do love to track. So I guess I expect there will be some tracking involved.
Please include caliber, bullet weight and the yardage of that shot. I am planning to build a gun for this purpose and I am sure the info will help me decide on a caliber/bullet weight combo that would work for me.
2 elk this year. 520yds and 508yds. 338Allen Mag, 300gr SMK @ 3300fps.
First elk took 4-5 steps forward and fell over (heart shot) 520yds.
Second elk slid downhill 20' (spine shot) 508yds.
Not really long range for the 338AM, but a data point non the less.
Other elk in area trotted off in random directions.