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Old 12-28-2012, 10:59 PM
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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).

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:05 PM
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

Great congrats where are the pics?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:27 PM
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

Thanks, i dont have a way to upload them here in CO so i will upload them when i get back to ND on sunday.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:31 AM
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

Congrats! Good shootin! Now I have a thread I can refer people to when they are saying the 338 is too much gun for someone! Of course my grandad said a lot of folks arent any tougher than an 8 yr old girl nowadays so maybe that explains it. 14 yrs old and shooting a gun 90% of the guys on here say is too extreme. FUNNY! And kudos for realizing that the gun you are shooting is the way to do it and making it work. If everyone did this there would be a lot more dead critters. Makes me think there might be SOME hope for our country yet.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:40 AM
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

Riley, congrats. She was one of them custom made Mt. ELK.
They only feed around one way....with the short leg up hill.
Way to go bud!
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:49 AM
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

Outstanding! Congratulations. One shot is THE way it should be, well done.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:27 AM
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

Good job Riley. I am very happy for you. Nice shootin.

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