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Old 03-13-2011, 05:51 PM
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Re: Longest Range Elk Kill?

There was a post on longest big game kill of 2000yds by gps with a 50bmg but the previous posts above are incrediable given the rifles used. Even with the 338/408 or 375/408 s the bullets drop below speed of sound of about 1100fps at about 2200 to 2800yds and delivered energy also drops off at those ranges to make a clean kill also more questionable. bullet BC and wind are critical at these ranges.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:05 PM
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Re: Longest Range Elk Kill?

The longest that "I" know if is 1900 yards by Bobby Hart using a .30 Hart. Pretty impressive some the post with ranges listed.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: Longest Range Elk Kill?

2880!!! Holy Cu-Rap... now that is reaching out...

Is anyone "hunting" with this 460 Barret I saw? (maybe it was a 416?)

2880....... WOW!
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: Longest Range Elk Kill?

Ive hunted antelope with the 416 barrett. Didnt see anything I was will to shoot. We stalked up to a herd that ranged from 612-1200ish. Any one of them would have been a slam dunk but didnt like any of the bucks. My 50 is zeroed at 1100 and I have 45min of elevation. I would just like to know how some of you guys shoot that stuff that far away an can see it with your scope.
FYI a good target is a deer decoy or archery deer. Gives you a pretty close size and real life target. I recommend fmj though as hp will give it a bad day
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:11 PM
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Re: Longest Range Elk Kill?

That would be Mr. Cassell with a 2100 yard kill on the back side of No Tellem Ridge with a 338/416 Rigby Imp. I was there that year hunting the same unit.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: Longest Range Elk Kill?

So 2880 or 2100? 2880 seems insane... but??

Wow..gun zeroed at 1100... now thats getting serious into LR... how low would you have to hold to kill something at 200 yards?
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:24 PM
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Re: Longest Range Elk Kill?

PAcowboy is on the right track i know of that 1900 yd kill as well as one or 2 into the mid 2k range by bobby hart and some of his friends. i have shot with him many times and he is a very good shooter, i would not advocate a newer or even most experienced shooters try this till they have spent a lot of time on targets at those ranges and well beyond.
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