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Unread 12-09-2010, 09:54 PM
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shot placement

There are many new hunters that need to know where the best place to shoot an elk.
can someone show us?
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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:14 PM
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Re: shot placement

This is my preferred placement, staying away from the shoulder and taking out lungs or heart, roughly 10-12 inch circle.

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Unread 12-10-2010, 06:25 AM
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Re: shot placement

+1 on bigngreen! Here's another image for reference ...

... and a video with excellent advice ...


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Unread 12-17-2010, 07:29 PM
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Re: shot placement

Take a look at this thread:
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Unread 12-30-2010, 02:31 AM
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Re: shot placement

I'm pretty fond of a high shoulder shot too. Take out shoulders and spine and no tracking, they drop in their tracks if your bullet is placed right. Use a premium bullet and it will penetrate without ruining the entire front half of the elk.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 10:55 PM
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Re: shot placement

Never been elk hunting, maybe someday but I've shot a pile of moose, it is what I eat for meat for the most part. I like to take out the lungs for the most part but if I'm inside a couple hundred yards my favorite is a neck shot right behind the head, they're dead so quick they bounce. Shoulder shots tend to damage a lot of meat and I've seen a lot of lung shot moose and caribou continue to feed after they've been shot and then just get tired and lay down and go to sleep..................permanantly.

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Unread 01-06-2011, 05:02 PM
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Re: shot placement

OK I cant beleve no one has said it yet. The best place to shoot an elk is on the road right by my tailgate. Sorry I just had to.
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