Finally My First Elk!
I finally sealed the deal this afternoon on a big cow elk at 387 yards with the 338 Lapua, 280 grain Barnes LRX, and a high shoulder shot. It was a bang flop, instant death. The bullet left a 1 1/4" exit and i found a small part of the petal on the offside hide, probably weighs 5-10 grains. It augured the top of her lungs and left one heck of a wound channel. I will get pics up sunday when i get home, we are going to take the guide out to do some long range shooting with the 338 Lapua since we have 18 rounds left (only had 19 pieces of brass ready to be loaded and only took one shot to kill the elk). This is my 3rd year elk hunting and this cow is well due. She had a deformed front leg, it was half as long as the other leg so i am thinking she was shot while she was young and it got deformed, it looked like a club and her hoof looked like it almost grew twice (if that makes any sense).
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
You know you are shooting long range when the CheyTac team that's always on History Channel ranges the target and starts sobbing.