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Old 02-27-2010, 06:05 PM
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Measurements of animals

What is the measurements from the belly line or chest to top of back????????????????
average deer
average antelope
average elk
Here is why I ask I have a 30" 264 win mag and with a 140 grain bullet at 3353 fps .535 BC zeroed at 500 yards the highest point of travel is only 12.4 inches high at 250 & 275 yards. so I should be able to just point low in chest area and fire and not shoot over them up to 500 yards. No scope ajustment or hold over shots.
My guess is a deer is at least 14 to 16 inches top to bottom.
Am I wrong?

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Old 02-27-2010, 10:55 PM
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Re: Measurements of animals

Buck deer - 18"

Buck antelope - 16"

Mature Bull elk - 30"

"Average"
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:06 AM
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Re: Measurements of animals

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Buck deer - 18"

Buck antelope - 16"

Mature Bull elk - 30"

"Average"
Thank you a bunch this shows I can do what I thought.
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