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338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

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Unread 12-01-2008, 06:46 PM
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Re: 338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

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I fired 13 rounds from my 270 at a herd of 75+ elk, on a cow permit, in Montana, and I have some pictures that look just like yours.

But at 585 yards, I should have been aiming 6' high, not 2' feet high.

Maybe I will take my 338 to the range. I have never shot it. I also need to do some long range target practice.
:confused: Man what the heck are you thinking shooting at our Elk like that!!!:mad:
Have a little respect for the game.
Maybe you should take your 270 AND 338 to the range
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    Unread 12-02-2008, 01:14 AM
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    Re: 338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

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    I fired 13 rounds from my 270 at a herd of 75+ elk, on a cow permit, in Montana, and I have some pictures that look just like yours.

    But at 585 yards, I should have been aiming 6' high, not 2' feet high.

    Maybe I will take my 338 to the range. I have never shot it. I also need to do some long range target practice.

    I think you should take up fishing, but not in Montana!....PLEASE!
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    Re: 338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

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    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.


    Great write up and great pictures, way to go
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