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Old 09-05-2006, 05:14 PM
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Re: Shot placement - Elk - More Specific

All ya'll have taken more elk than I have, even if you've taken only one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

Every white tail and muley I've ever shot has been behind the point of the shoulder with a 270 Win 130/140gr bullet. On a moose I put a 130 Sierra through both shoulder blades but below the spine. By that time the animal was dead but hadn't caught on yet.....

I've been studying the high shoulder shot but didn't know the exact placement.

Your descriptions and pics have helped alot.

I sense that the 225 Hor Interlock isn't much of a bullet for the HS shot. I have some Nos 250 partitions that should be fine and will have completed testing on 250 SMKs and and 250 Hornady SPBTs by the time the elk hunt comes around.

I use the 225s on a Muley.....
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:29 PM
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Re: Shot placement - Elk

The best of the west tv show is always dropping the animals in one shot, high on the shoulder. They say that you don't want to aim at the spine but below it at the shoulder and shove the shoulder and bone up into the spine. They shoot real long distances and they use Berger VLD in a 7mm STW if I remember right. I shoot an A-bolt 338 Win Mag with a 26" barrel, I have loaded up barnes XLC 210gr bullets at 2890 with rl22 and am waiting another month to see how they work. My hope with these bullets is that they will retain their weight like a solid "African Style" bullet and still open up a bit for the would channel. We will see.

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Old 09-08-2006, 02:17 PM
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Re: Shot placement - Elk

joe,

Be sure to lets us know all the details of the result.

Details, details, details, pics, pics and recovered bullet.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:45 AM
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Re: Shot placement - Elk

No offense, but the BOTW tv show is exactly that, a tv show. Anyway, with a 338 RUM and 250g Partitions, any of those shots would work great on an elk. But, with a set up like that, my favorite would have to be #2.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:55 PM
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If I wanted to anchor him for pack out reasons,#1. Taken dozen + w/ shots #2 & 3 archery. My 6x6 this yr. archery #2 location, traveled 35 yrds.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:10 PM
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ooops

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Old 01-22-2011, 01:33 AM
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Re: Shot placement - Elk

I will be happy seeing an Elk during season, i have been twice and have not seen one yet. I see them every time i go hunting for mule deer though lol just my luck
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