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Utah elk, not real far but went well

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Unread 10-30-2013, 07:47 PM
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Re: Utah elk, not real far but went well

Beautiful bull!!! Love the character he has w/ the broken tines!

Care to share what your gun/bullet combo was? We kinda like that stuff....
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    Unread 10-30-2013, 08:28 PM
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    Re: Utah elk, not real far but went well

    Oh yeah, kind of got wrapped up in the moment ! Shooting a Remington XCRII, green factory stock, 300 win mag. Free floated the barrel and bedded the lug. I really like the Trinite finish on the metal. I hand loaded 180gr Nosler partitions using Federal nickel brass. 68.4gr RL17, .030" off lands. I am fairly new to reloading and really enjoy it. Just don't do enough although after reading some articles about the Berger VLDs in 210gr, I am ready to try them in the 300.

    Thanks for all the encouraging comments.
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    Re: Utah elk, not real far but went well

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    Oh yeah, kind of got wrapped up in the moment ! Shooting a Remington XCRII, green factory stock, 300 win mag. Free floated the barrel and bedded the lug. I really like the Trinite finish on the metal. I hand loaded 180gr Nosler partitions using Federal nickel brass. 68.4gr RL17, .030" off lands. I am fairly new to reloading and really enjoy it. Just don't do enough although after reading some articles about the Berger VLDs in 210gr, I am ready to try them in the 300.

    Thanks for all the encouraging comments.

    I have been loading the Berger 185gr Classic Hunter and they have been working great. I might give the 210 VLD's a go as well.
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    Josh, I might try the 180's also. A buddy likes the 7mm's better as they have a higher ballistic coefficient than the 30's. The 210 30 cal have the highest b/c on this chart for their hunting bullets. ... More experiments in order.

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    Unread 11-02-2013, 03:20 AM
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    Congratulations to you and thanks for the nice story to boot!

    Perfectly fine if it wasn't "long range". IMO, the fun is mostly in the sneak anyway. In my mind, that's the major difference between hunting and shooting.

    Out here in the wide open west country, we can generally get all the long range shooting we want on either steel or paper, prairie dogs or rock chucks. Sometimes we have to shoot long on big game, but I feel like it's the exception rather than the rule.

    Nicely done.
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    Re: Utah elk, not real far but went well

    That bull has character! I like it.
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