<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Thousand Yard Kill Shot with a Ruger?
My friend recently purchased a Ruger M77 300 win. mag.. He is trying to tell us he can make a clean kill on a mature bull elk at 1,000 yds. I think he is thinking way to much of his gun. If a shot like that is possible what size of rifle would it take to accomplish this. Thanks for your time and I'll hope to hear back from you. — Jarrod
The bullet will fly that far. And there are target games that require shooting 1,000 yards. But! No ethical sportsman would attempt a thousand yard shot on any animal! The probability of missing is too great and the chance of a follow up shot too remote. And the target energy at that distance is down to about that of a 38 special. If your friend managed to hit an Elk at that range, he's more likely to hit a hoof than a clean kill shot. The bullet drop is about four times the height of an elk. Wind conditions, too unknown to lob a round that distance and risk wounding an animal.
If you had some reason to actually try this, other than lazy hunting, you'd need one of the rifles from Barrett or McMillan chambering the 50 caliber BMG (Browning Machine Gun) round.
Nothing wrong with being proud of the capabilities of the Ruger, but let's not try to convert that pride to unethical hunting shots.
here is the website... http://www.shootingusa.com/GUN_QUEST...estions.html#2
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[ 06-11-2004: Message edited by: JordanM ]