close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

Measurements of animals

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-27-2010, 06:05 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: terlton, oklahoma
Posts: 379
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?

Last edited by OKIE2; 02-27-2010 at 09:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 02-27-2010, 10:55 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
    Posts: 6,068
    Re: Measurements of animals

    Buck deer - 18"

    Buck antelope - 16"

    Mature Bull elk - 30"

    "Average"
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 02-28-2010, 02:06 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: terlton, oklahoma
    Posts: 379
    Re: Measurements of animals

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman View Post

    Buck deer - 18"

    Buck antelope - 16"

    Mature Bull elk - 30"

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

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Measurements of animals
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Critter measurements Dave King Long Range Hunting & Shooting 22 08-24-2013 03:20 PM
    Now Is The Time to GET SOME MEASUREMENTS Ian M Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 01-08-2013 09:22 PM
    Need help with velocity measurements. jsimonh Reloading 3 10-03-2010 10:51 PM
    Measurements Jim Hundley Reloading 2 03-25-2007 07:21 AM
    Big game measurements for mil-dot use skeeter355 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 02-16-2002 05:28 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC