I felt it was just best to come right out and tell everyone from the start. Living in Montana and realizing what "REAL" elk hunting is and what goes into it as far as time, money, physical and mental strain, I did not want to take anything away from that tradition which is truely an awsome experience and in no way would I compare what we did to true wild elk hunting.
I was however very impressed with the challanges we did face and simply put, even in a high fenced hunting area, if its large enough and the elk are handled correctly, meaning never, if a big bull does not want you to see him, he will disappear.
I just did not want someone on the web trying to say that I was trying to claim this was a wild elk so I eliminated that possibility right from the start.
On the bullet testing, I want everyone to know that I did test the bullets for penetration and expansion before I ever pointed the rifle at an elk. We still need to respect everything we plan to harvest as all game deserves as instant an end as possible.
That said, without hunts like this, alot of the field testing I have been able to do with the Allen Magnums would not have been possible simply because its to difficult and time consuming to get this amount of data on wild game hunts. There has certainly been plenty of that but just as much has come from hunts like this and it has been invaluable in my R&D of my AMs and has been the main reason for being able to release so many in a relatively short amount of time. All the big rifle and ammo makers do the same thing, they just send a load of gun writers down to the big ranches in Texas and let them shoot game for a week then use all that field data to tweak their products, same here, only I do the testing myself!!! Not big enough to be able to pay someone else to do it.
If that time ever comes, I think i have a pretty good pool of shooters to choose from !!
As far as the pictures, I am pretty sure I do not have anything Hollywood would have any desire at all to see!!!!:eek: Which in my mind is not a bad thing.
If I knew how to upload video I would do that but on dial up it a bit slow going I would imagine.
Thanks for the kind words!!!