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Old 09-23-2010, 03:41 PM
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first elk long shot

Finnaly after five years of hunting dutch creek I got my first elk. 7:45 pm on the second day a lone bull steped out to graze. with light fadeing quick no time to stock I ranged the bull at 568 yards doped the wind NIL then checked my chart 560y= 10.2 MOA diled my VXIII 6x5x20x50 (BOOM) the 190 VLD flies true and the elk planted with a high sholder hit Yah hoo
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:25 PM
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Re: first elk long shot

Nice going and congrats!
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:33 PM
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Re: first elk long shot

Nicely done, any pics, details of rifle?

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:56 PM
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Nice job! Congrats!! So you stoned him with one shot with a 190 Berger?

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Old 09-23-2010, 05:47 PM
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Re: first elk long shot

I shoot a weatherby mark 5 chambered in 300 win mag 24" tube useing 69gn Imr 4831 @2866fps. Glass is VXIII 6.5x20.50 long range with 7/8 target turrets. The 190 VLD worked just like on TV. animal dumped in its tracks with the high sholder shot. however my gun has a short mag and the VLD is .155 off the lands it stacks at 100y but at 600y = 8" group I am looking for better accuracy thinking about the 200 accubond and some RE22 or H1000 any suggestions thanks Steve
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:27 PM
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I shoot a weatherby mark 5 chambered in 300 win mag 24" tube useing 69gn Imr 4831 @2866fps. Glass is VXIII 6.5x20.50 long range with 7/8 target turrets. The 190 VLD worked just like on TV. animal dumped in its tracks with the high sholder shot. however my gun has a short mag and the VLD is .155 off the lands it stacks at 100y but at 600y = 8" group I am looking for better accuracy thinking about the 200 accubond and some RE22 or H1000 any suggestions thanks Steve
I would consider going to a longer WBY mag box, 210 Bergers and H-1000. But I am not sure why you are getting the por groups at 600 with your current load. Maybe a powder change alone would shed light.

Anyway, great job and congrats again on that bull and a well placed shot.

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Congrats on the bull! Look forward to the pics. Dutch Creek Alberta?
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