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Old 07-07-2013, 09:51 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

I have my money on the Montanans!

This is one of my favorite thread on LR elk hunt and I've always enjoyed all his posts >>> 1410 yard cow elk
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:15 AM
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I have hit elk with 270, 7 mag , 300 mag and 338 win mag, heart lung, high shoulder and spine. Never DRT.

So I'm curious how elk topple over for some people but never for me...
So you don't shoot your elk in the head. They fall over DRT.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:30 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

bigger will always be better when it comes to shooting long distance. but i will toss this out there. take your 7mm and spend the next 30 days shooting at the 1000yd mark. when you can place 5 rounds 5 times a day in what is about a 12in target zone then you are ready to step to a live shot. you will find that on paper a 1000yd shot is easy to talk about. completing that shot is all that counts, no matter how big the bore is a miss is still a miss. wounded game at that range can be very hard to find, no one wants to leave a wounded animal in the field.
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bigger will always be better when it comes to shooting long distance. but i will toss this out there. take your 7mm and spend the next 30 days shooting at the 1000yd mark. when you can place 5 rounds 5 times a day in what is about a 12in target zone then you are ready to step to a live shot. you will find that on paper a 1000yd shot is easy to talk about. completing that shot is all that counts, no matter how big the bore is a miss is still a miss. wounded game at that range can be very hard to find, no one wants to leave a wounded animal in the field.


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Disclaimer to avoid getting off topic!
I am an experienced shooter, and realize what it takes to shoot into the 1000 yard mark and the moral decisions that come with it when hunting at those ranges.
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

like i said on paper
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:56 AM
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Recommendations on gun maker? Leaning towards the Weathererby Mark V's at the moment due to weight and attractive price. No issue going custom though and spending the money. Custom builders?
For your consideration >>> TRE Custom Weatherby Mark V 338 Excalibur Bell Carlson Near Brux Timney
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

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One question if I may: Have you ever dropped an elk DRT? Ever?

Ever seen one DRT? I have seen and shot some deer, mostly DRT with 270 and bigger. Never an elk.

I have hit elk with 270, 7 mag , 300 mag and 338 win mag, heart lung, high shoulder and spine. Never DRT.

So I'm curious how elk topple over for some people but never for me...
I have. Actually my first elk.... a cow at 387 yards, 338 Lapua, 280 grain Barnes LRX, high shoulder, she was DRT! Her head whipped back and touched her shoulders and it was obvious she was hit HARD. I wish i could have gotten that on camera.

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