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Old 12-29-2012, 11:36 PM
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Congrats Riley!!! you gotta love it when a plan comes together!
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

Good for you! But, why wasn't there a 300g Hybrid making that kill? ;)
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Congrats Riley!!! you gotta love it when a plan comes together!
Sure do!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:49 PM
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Good for you! But, why wasn't there a 300g Hybrid making that kill? ;)
Cause i didnt torture test them yet!! And i had to make sure the 280 grain LRX kills elk! I am going to torture test them this summer.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:51 PM
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Cause i didnt torture test them yet!! And i had to make sure the 280 grain LRX kills elk! I am going to torture test them this summer.
Gotta do something to give them elk a chance
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:55 PM
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Gotta do something to give them elk a chance
LOL, i will let you know how those CE do in my wet newspaper once i get a chance to shoot them.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:01 AM
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Re: Finally My First Elk!

I forgot the most important information!!

Temp was 10* F
station Barometric pressure was 23.19 inHg
Approximate impact velocity was 2225 fps
approximate impact energy was 3078 ft lbs.
Dialed 3 MOA up
Dialed .25 MOA left for spin drift.
Wind was about 2-3 mph from 8 o clock, thats an extra 1.8" of drift at that range so i didnt adjust for the wind.
Time of flight was .468 seconds.

I am very satisfied this season with the 280 grain LRX, 2 antelope at 486 yards one ran 15 yards the other i hit in the neck and was drt, the runner had 1 1/4" exit and the neck shot one had an exit of 2 1/2". A mule deer doe at 330 yards stumbled around for 20 yards spraying blood out of the 1 3/4" exit. And this elk at 378 yards DRT with a 1 1/4" exit.
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