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Took most the season but elk down

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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: Took most the season but elk down

Thank you sir, it was a tough decision to make but she made a step and dropped her head back down eating and I squeezed off as she did. I had given her a few steps to turn broadside but with every step she made the quartering away got worse. I know the rifle very well. I've shot to 1500 yards with this rig and I'm very confident on paper. Looking back I wish I would have taken the shot at 1184 yards just because of everything being in my favor with wind conditions. But I harvested a beautiful cow and have meet in the freezer so what more could a guy ask for.

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Great job and a great write up. The quartering away moving target is a very tough shot to make once you get beyond 300yds. Quartering away uphill is even tougher.

Congrats.
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    Unread 12-06-2013, 01:42 AM
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    Re: Took most the season but elk down

    Nicely done and enjoy all of that elk meat! Yum!
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    Unread 12-06-2013, 06:10 AM
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    WTG Eric!

    I know exactly what you mean about spending lots of time and hard work going after them.

    Enjoy some good eats off your fine harvest. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers!

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    I really wanted to test the targets first so I picked some up and worked up a load and was extremely happy with my accuracy and the same with performance on game.

    Hope to snag a few wolves with it to see the affects. I have to get out of the big game hunting mode aka(shot placement) and switch to the wolf hunting mode... Fur and boom!!

    Cool keep us posted
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    Unread 12-06-2013, 10:18 AM
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    Congrats on your persistence and fine shooting when you did get the chance.

    Its really sad that we have to put this much effort into getting a cow elk. Won't be to long and our game populations will be a memory on public land anyway.
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    Re: Took most the season but elk down

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    Congrats on your persistence and fine shooting when you did get the chance.

    Its really sad that we have to put this much effort into getting a cow elk. Won't be to long and our game populations will be a memory on public land anyway.
    +1 Kirby. Well said
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    Re: Took most the season but elk down

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    I tucked the crosshairs right behind her front left shoulder at a hard quartering away shot and sent it away. She dumped like a ton of bricks, I followed her as she was sliding down through the bottom of the opening without even a twitch of movement.
    Perfect!! Congrats on some great shooting and knowing how to place a bullet.

    Way to go and a huge congrats.

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