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Old 07-04-2013, 03:02 PM
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Not that hard on springbuck cull in south Africa and kangaroo ,donkeys,camels in Australia . On those meat culls shooters don't even go to the animals another truck is the pick up vehicle. Of those the Roos is what you can shoot the most.
300 ultra is a class act why are you telling me anything do you even know what a shoulder shot is? Have you ever done it? Name some species that you have shot
In the shoulder, and died and the bullet bounced off.What a joke!
Totally buy that you can kill that many animal, there are some areas that you can rack up some numbers.

I've shot several elk at the point of the shoulder with a 168 Barnes smoking out of a 300 WBY and not have the bullet penetrate into the chest cavity, plain and simple facts. I've cut somewhere around 2000 elk and the number of non lethal shoulder shot I've seen is high. I watched a buddy whack a cow elk at the point of the shoulder at 75 yards with a 180 Accubond from a 300 WSM and she made it to 600 yards before I killed her, when cutting her that Accubond did not make it into the chest yet a 140 Berger behind the shoulder cleaned her clock, it would have been done and won first shot if he'd stuck it behind her shoulder. Not hard math to put together!
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:40 PM
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I've cut somewhere around 2000 elk and the number of non lethal shoulder shot I've seen is high.
2000 is more than 1000. Plus you did the autopsy on the 2000.

We ought to also point out that this is a long range hunting forum, and long range hunters don't usually use the same bullets used on Cape Buffalo.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:09 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

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Not that hard on springbuck cull in south Africa and kangaroo ,donkeys,camels in Australia . On those meat culls shooters don't even go to the animals another truck is the pick up vehicle. Of those the Roos is what you can shoot the most.
300 ultra is a class act why are you telling me anything do you even know what a shoulder shot is? Have you ever done it? Name some species that you have shot
In the shoulder, and died and the bullet bounced off.What a joke!

Give him a break. He just does whatever his daddy TIKKAMIKE tells him to do. If I remember correctly, he has killed thousands of animals though. Something about hummingbird culling if I remember correctly.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

I think I said I believe it has happen to other people just not me. I am not in any way calling you a liar I know things happen with bullets. I am confident on shoulder shots and when I have a failure I will say so , it just has not happened yet. Buffalo are shot at shorter range than most folks shoot on this forum but other animals are shot at distance. I can not say that I have much to offer on bergers as I have shot very few animals with them. I have had two deer go down and run off, I will say it could have been shooter error but who knows. I am going to give them a few more tries and see.
I can try them on feral hogs as we have a problem with them here and they can be tough sometimes .
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:46 PM
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I've shot several elk at the point of the shoulder with a 168 Barnes smoking out of a 300 WBY and not have the bullet penetrate into the chest cavity, plain and simple facts. I've cut somewhere around 2000 elk and the number of non lethal shoulder shot I've seen is high.
Whats the upper end bullet that you've seen fail this shot. For what its worth, I've also seen the 180 partition 300 magnum fail this test on moose and elk.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:22 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

Still waiting for pictures.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:31 PM
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Here's one I shot in the shoulder with a ballistic tip
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