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View Poll Results: In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards 1,556 26.03%
201 to 400 yards 1,918 32.08%
401 to 600 yards 1,376 23.02%
601 to 800 yards 601 10.05%
801 to 1,000 yards 234 3.91%
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Longest Big Game Kill With Rifle

 
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:30 AM
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Re: Longest Big Game Kill With Rifle

434 Yards, 5X5 Bull elk in CO with a 7mm Mountain Eagle Rifle from MRI
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:15 PM
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Re: Longest Big Game Kill With Rifle

1283 yds cow elk. Ranged with 3 diffrent range finders. 338-378 Weatherby. 280 gr LRX..114gr h570 vita vouri..Win MAG primer. Bartlien Barrel left hand twist 5r rifling 29 inches long. 3235 fps. Leupold perched on top. Now a Burris Elim 3. 1 shot facing twords me. Complete pass through breaking the lower neck and rear pelvis. She was dead before her belly crumpled to the ground. It took over 15 minutes laying on ice to set up for this shot.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:24 PM
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Re: Longest Big Game Kill With Rifle

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1283 yds cow elk. Ranged with 3 diffrent range finders. 338-378 Weatherby. 280 gr LRX..114gr h570 vita vouri..Win MAG primer. Bartlien Barrel left hand twist 5r rifling 29 inches long. 3235 fps. Leupold perched on top. Now a Burris Elim 3. 1 shot facing twords me. Complete pass through breaking the lower neck and rear pelvis. She was dead before her belly crumpled to the ground. It took over 15 minutes laying on ice to set up for this shot.
Very nice, did the bullet expand? How was internal damage? How large was the exit hole?
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:03 PM
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Bullet was a complete pass through and we did not recover it. I took a loooong time to set up and take this shot. Some of this time was deciding which elk to take a shot at. We decided to take the shot at the one and only one looking straight at us, unlike the rest of the herd that was broadside and quartering. Out thought was if the bullet did not expand then a neck/ chest shot would kill anyway. Bullet hit a little high and took out the esophagus went under the spine until halfway where it ricocheted off the vertebrae shattering it into little shards started to tumble and took out the right side pelvis and exited. I can say the wound channel was about 1 1/2 inch in diameter until the impact on the backbone. We decided on this shot out of fear of a broadside shot and having no expansion and possibly missing the heart and getting a lung or worse gut shot and not recovering. We reasoned if I hit low with a head on shot it would take the heart or arteries. I have many thousands of dollars in load testing and practicing. I cal tell you out of all common guns and factory calibers you can not beat a 338-378 Weatherby loaded with a 280lrx Barnes and RL25 or MRP-2, or Vitavori 570. The 300 grainers that you hear about will not shoot as flat and take up case capacity, To the point of being counter productive. To be ethical you must put the time and money into learning the skills. Hope all understand this. I ask the rest of you. Do you think the bullet Expanded or did I get lucky?
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:58 PM
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Re: Longest Big Game Kill With Rifle

Thanks for the reply, very nice shooting. What was impact velocity? We ran the same bullet in our 338 Lapua last year and it shoots great but we are having some issues with the gun so we may just have a custom barrel and brake thrown on and have it throated for the 300 grain berger elite hunter and run it single shot. What did you come up with fir a bc? I came up with about .720 IIRC. The farthest kill we had with that rifle and bullet was 486 yards (also my personal farthest kill, im 14 so i have quite a few years hopefully to extend that) on two antelope does and the bullet performed very well, we also shot a cow elk at 387 yards and again the bullet performed great.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:27 PM
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Re: Longest Big Game Kill With Rifle

Don't know how far.

Years ago, on the last day of Idaho elk season a 5X5 was standing broadside on the opposite side of a deep canyon from me. After considerable debate with a hunting partner and myself as to exactly how distant from us said elk might be I settled my Remington 700 7mm rem. mag. on a sturdy rest and peered through my 4X Lyman until I elevated enough I could no longer see the back of the elk in the bottom of the scope.


With some experience tagging several whitetail bucks out to 500 yds. I gently squeezed the trigger and watched as the bull took several steps and tumbled end over end down the hill, coming to rest in some brush. Needless to say it was a chore finding him and the pack back back out is unforgettable.

The bullet entered the top of the heart on the near side and exited on the far side of the bottom of the heart, definitely a downward trajectory.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:28 AM
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Re: Longest Big Game Kill With Rifle

This would of been my longest poke with a sling shot but my range finder failed me!




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