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Unread 11-24-2009, 02:07 PM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

And the choices are:

  1. Use same bullet and load. Take no shots under 225 yards. You may have to sneak away from the Elk, but that's the price. I'm successful with this tactic on Mule Deer w/130 Sierra BTs when the whole front half of the animal was blood shot.
  2. Goto the 140 Hornady. Your problem will be reduced somewhat. I'd did this and am satisfied w/results.
  3. Try some of the suggestions posted above.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 10:22 AM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

Thanks for the information will try a 140gr and do some work ups on that........
This year lowered the powder charge did help shot was at 180 yards or so
side shot she ran a short distance will post results as progress is made...
Share your ideas as we work this out, post any loads that has worked for you......
Thanks Nomad.........
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Unread 12-07-2009, 11:02 AM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

Originally Posted by .280fan View Post
Nosler Accubonds for elk.
Talked to a freind yesterday that got his cow shooting 140 AB's out of a 280 Rem. He said they came apart on him and was switching bullets. Been reading a lot of reports like that recently about the AB's.

E-Tips are good bullets with a descent BC.

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Unread 12-07-2009, 01:32 PM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

I agree. Your best choice for less meat damage is going to be a quality mono-metal bullet designed for hunting. Make sure you pay attention to twist rates for the chosen bullet.

Run the GS HV or the Nosler E-tip. You won't be disappointed.

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