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Old 12-04-2011, 01:53 PM
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Got my elk

Sorry just the crappy cell phone pic. Not a super long shot but my longest kill shot to date on a big game animal.


I know its a little one but my buddy shot the cow that she was with and it didnt want to leave the area. Figuring it might not make it through the winter I filled my tag. It might not be that big but I took back the families big game long range kill shot record. I use to hold it with a 279 yard shot on a whitetail in Michigan, my brother snatched it from me with a 445 yard antelope kill here in Wyoming a couple years ago. I took it back today with this elk and a 459 yard shot.
I used my 338 win mag Weatherby loaded with 225gr Hornady interbonds moving about 2750fps. I put the bullet right through the heart and she was one her feet for all of 2 seconds after the shot. When I field dressed it the heart came out in 3 chunks completely destroyed. Plenty of good meat for the winter.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:07 PM
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Re: Got my elk

Congratulations, nice shot. It's always good to be back on top, hope you beat your own record next time out.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:43 PM
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Way to take back the record! I've got to beat the record set by my buddy with my own gun last year at 412 yards. I'd really like to get a crack at a cow next weekend around the 500 mark.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:51 PM
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Re: Got my elk

Good eating. Great shooting and congratulations.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:23 PM
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Re: Got my elk

Congrats...
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:15 PM
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Re: Got my elk

Congrats I see some good eating there
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:13 PM
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Re: Got my elk

General Rule of Thumb if you are over 60 YO--- If the elk is uphill from the truck shoot the big one and if the elk is down hill from the truck and will have to be packed uphill, shoot the little one!
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