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Old 12-14-2012, 12:50 AM
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Re: 165 gr Barnes TTSX For Elk

Here's my daughters cow taken this past Monday in her 7-08 using 120gr. TTSX load. Cow was 110 yards, doubled lunger her and she walked 40+- yards and went down. 165's should do just fine with a correctly placed shot.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:55 AM
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Here's my daughters cow taken this past Monday in her 7-08 using 120gr. TTSX load. Cow was 110 yards, doubled lunger her and she walked 40+- yards and went down. 165's should do just fine with a correctly placed shot.
Very nice carpetman. My wife uses the same rifle but uses 140 grains. The cow elk seems really dark. Where was this shot?
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:37 PM
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Very nice carpetman. My wife uses the same rifle but uses 140 grains. The cow elk seems really dark. Where was this shot?
Not trying to be a smart guy but the darker the head on a cow elk the younger her age generally. Not only is that kid a great shot but it appears that she can pick a young dry cow!
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:09 PM
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Not trying to be a smart guy but the darker the head on a cow elk the younger her age generally. Not only is that kid a great shot but it appears that she can pick a young dry cow!

Thanks Rooster. Didn't take it as being smart. I have only been hunting elk for 4 years. Have a lot to learn. I am an old whitetail hunter from Ohio that moved west. So much to learn but I love it and forums like this to learn things.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:35 PM
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Re: 165 gr Barnes TTSX For Elk

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Here's my daughters cow taken this past Monday in her 7-08 using 120gr. TTSX load. Cow was 110 yards, doubled lunger her and she walked 40+- yards and went down. 165's should do just fine with a correctly placed shot.
Carpetman2, congrats on your daughters cow elk, and please pass that along to her. I see that smile on her face, and you must have been proud when she pulled the trigger. There is NO feeling like hunting with your children, most especially when THEY connect.
During this past deer season, my son and I, ( he is 19 ), were in the same blind. Two deer appeared @ 292 yards. I turned around, and aligned my rifle on one of them, he was on the other. I did the 1, 2, 3, count and we BOTH fired on 3 . Both deer, DRT. I was, and am proud of that moment, as we both will never forget it. My only regrets are that I didn't take enough pix, but the memories are in my mind forever, as they are in his too.
That moment when your daughter shot that elk, will be with you forever.
BTW, both him and I were using Barnes bullets. He was using the TSX, and am using a 145 LRX in my 7stw. Incredible accuracy, and nothing will walk away after that bullet pays a visit.
Enjoy the memories, and the Barnes, I do!!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: 165 gr Barnes TTSX For Elk

Crumy, where are you from in Ohio? I moved out west back in 1997. I'm from Licking county, between Johnstown and Utica.
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Re: 165 gr Barnes TTSX For Elk

7stw, thanks for your words and story. I agree. I didn't want to hijack the thread, but I do like the barns too, and I do have a blast with my kids...grown and still in the home. We are a hunting family as many on this board are, and I very much cherish the times and the memories with my family. The Lord has really been good to me.
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