Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!
That is the classic top of the shoulder shot, that's why I posted it to show people that on a big bull hold lower to impact the spine. On a small bull or a cow that would have been money, blown a section of spine to bits they may have tried to wiggle a little or just been flat out. If you've watched BOTW you'll see a couple shots where they DRT a bull then pan away but the hero shots are not in the same place the bull took the hit and theirs a drag trail in the snow, there is one hit where the bull drops but you see him getting up on his front end as they are panning of it for shooter commentary. I've slammed elk on the ground and had them revive and try to make of a half hour later!!
I'm just trying to give guys a look at what actually is under all that fur and just what they are shooting at. Look at the size of that knuckle, DANG!! Good test would be to go find a fist size rock and try to shoot through it and find your bullet in the ground behind it. Not say you would never shoot through it cause I have, but then again I have had bullet fail to penetrate it, saw two hit at that joint this year that did not penetrate the chest.
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Last edited by bigngreen; 12-05-2011 at 02:34 PM.