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How much Scope for this task??

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Unread 06-27-2009, 10:34 PM
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How much Scope for this task??

Went here this evening to look at the elk. It was my first trip. Approximately 12 miles from the apartment.

This is it w/no magnification on the Cannon Power Shot:

This is it w/full zoom on the camera:
If you look real close there are specs in a long horizontal line on the left side about 7/8 of the way up. Them is elk. I didn't see this until I prep'd the pic.

I counted these and more to the left till I gave up. There were as many bulls as cows. I saw no calves. May still be in calving areas??

Here's a 16X shot.

Here's a ~48X shot of a couple of big fellas.

Came back and Google Earth'd and guestimated range was some where around a1.5 Miles.

If a fella had a sufficient rifle to make the shot w/enough energy to do the job, how much scope would be needed to make the shot? Just dreamin' here"
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Unread 06-27-2009, 10:55 PM
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Re: How much Scope for this task??

The longest confirmed sniper kill (you probably already know this) was 2430m using an NF NSX 5.5x22.

Of the top of my head, 2430m is about 1.5 miles.
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