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338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

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Unread 10-29-2008, 11:56 AM
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338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

Had a great opening weekend here in Montana. I was hunting in a special draw area and had successfully drew a Cow Elk Permit.
Sunday evening had a great stalk on a Cow at 1000 yards. Cut the gap to 780 yards and was all set for the shot.
Unfortunately the only shot presented had a calf too close to the Cow for a safe shot.
The following evening I found a single cow feeding out the bottom of a drainage.
Ranged her at 525 yards and was all set up for the shot. Slipped the 300 gr SMK in her armpit breaking the opposite shoulder. Awesome performance!!!


Here is the area I was hunting. Burned up 3 years ago.


Found this cat track hiking out of the drainage. 338 cartrige for reference.
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    Unread 10-29-2008, 12:15 PM
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    Re: 338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

    Congrats Gamedog. Got some good meat there. Looks like real nice country to hunt!
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    Unread 10-29-2008, 01:36 PM
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    Nice shot Gamedog !

    Seems to be alot of stuff dying out there from those 338/ 300 smk's at the moment !

    Might just have to get one !

    Well done again.

    PS That gun still looks WOW !

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    Re: 338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

    Congratulations!

    How tall is that bi-pod? It does not look as though you can get over the grass, how do you setup for the shot in the tall stuff? Thanks,

    edge.
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    Unread 10-29-2008, 02:59 PM
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    Re: 338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

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    Congratulations!

    How tall is that bi-pod? It does not look as though you can get over the grass, how do you setup for the shot in the tall stuff? Thanks,

    edge.
    It's a 6"-9". To be honest it's almost useless in some field situations.
    I was Antelope hunting 2 weeks ago in 11" of snow
    On the Elk I was able to shoot of the crest off a ridge that worked well. I've also been using my daypack as a rest. Between the two, a guy can come up with something decent.
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    Thanks, in that terrain I can see that elevation can work in your favor...or not

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    Unread 10-30-2008, 05:34 AM
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    Great shooting!
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