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Old 01-21-2013, 11:13 PM
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Re: 500 Yard+ elk kills

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Shot a bull this year at 542 yards. With my Cooper Phoenix 6.5x284 with Berger 140 vld. First shot was right behind the shoulder at impact you could tell he was hurt he went about 3 yards but still standing so I sent another this time in the high shoulder went right down. First year using this combo the vitals got destroyed im very happy with the results. And very little meat loss.
krake22002,
Nice shot! How far would you feel comfortable shooting an elk with that combo?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: 500 Yard+ elk kills

Thank you. This was my first year getting into longrange hunting . I practice out to 900 yards accurately .But 650 yards was my comfort zone. for elk This year If everything came together right. I know 542 yard is not longrange to alot of people on this forum. But man it was a rush . Im hooked
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:42 PM
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Re: 500 Yard+ elk kills

I hear ya, this season was also my first season LR hunting, my farthest kills this season were 486 yards on two antelope does. Not LR to most on here. Im hooked also, building another LR rig as we speak.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: 500 Yard+ elk kills

1104 yrds with 300 otm berger from 338 lapua mag.. brother made the shot last yr with my rifle.. bull went rite down.. no meat loss as the bullet hit the spine and sent him straight to th ground.. spine was mush it was very impressive for that bullet to do that kind of damage at that range. my velocity is 2750 out of the muzzle. that was a rush!! oh combo was fed 215 match primer h1000 and lapua brass with the 300 grain otm hybrid
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:06 AM
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Re: 500 Yard+ elk kills

I have been looking into getting another rifle. But not sure what to get. Thinking about one of the 7's or and 300. But kinda want a 338 edge, lapua . What are you having built.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:56 AM
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Re: 500 Yard+ elk kills

My longest bull still remains 865 with my 270 WSM and 165 Matrix, first shot thrashed his liver and back of the of side lung, I could see the hit and it almost knocked him down but he humped up and tried to walk a couple steps then started wobbling around and was dead but not pointing in a nice direction so I put the second one low through the shoulder breaking the bone to splinters, blowing through his chest and exiting just in front of the of side shoulder bone which flattened him. Both bullet exited and did a good thrashing on the way through.
A few elk right at the 500ish mark but nothing real dramatic, one shot in the crease behind the shoulder at mid line and they spin and may make it a few steps then they tip over.
Riley, I posted the hunt for this years bull on the shoulder shooting thread, didn't want to muck up your thread but it illustrates shot placement very well in comparison to your diagrams.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:19 PM
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Re: 500 Yard+ elk kills

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1104 yrds with 300 otm berger from 338 lapua mag.. brother made the shot last yr with my rifle.. bull went rite down.. no meat loss as the bullet hit the spine and sent him straight to th ground.. spine was mush it was very impressive for that bullet to do that kind of damage at that range. my velocity is 2750 out of the muzzle. that was a rush!! oh combo was fed 215 match primer h1000 and lapua brass with the 300 grain otm hybrid
Awesome shot, thanks for sharing.
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