1090 yard elk kill by 13 year old and 338 Edge

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by BMcKell, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    I took my 13 year old out with his cow tag Saturday morning. It would be his first big game animal. He is an excellent shot and shoots 2000 yards all the time with my 18 lb. and 13 lb. Edges. We located a herd that was 1090 yards away in a canyon. They were bedded but kept getting covered by clouds. I set him up prone with the heavy gun with a bipod and rear shooting bag and dialed up 25.75 MOA and 1 MOA left for spin drift. There was no wind. When the clouds lifted they were getting up and heading for some brush. I picked one that was quartering up and away and gave him the green light. My friend was spotting for us and watched the trace of the 300 SMK all the way there. It entered the right flank and went all the way up into and broke it's neck. When I cut the head off I found that all of the stomach contents were shoved up into its wind pipe.
    After the shot I told him how cool that was and he acted like it was no big deal. Like that's just what you do. He has grown up around long range shooting and doesn't know any different. I asked if he was shaking or nervous when he shot and he said "no, it was just like shooting at rocks". I think I've met my match :)
     

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  2. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    100% awsome!! I've gotta wait another 10 years to do that with my boys but cant wait! keep up the good work! Nice EDGE too.
     

  3. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Met your match....."what chu mean willis"....He gona see you and raise you one!:cool:
    Thats just the way it goes. Congrats on getting him in the game.
    Nice shooting.
     
  4. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    Now i'm afraid of missing in front of him and then he would think he was top dog :). I'm pretty proud of him.
     
  5. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome! Glad he got his elk, cuz I sure as hell didnt. Too darned foggy!
     
  6. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the competition is heating up between you two, all good though.
     
  7. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Wow...nice shot...congrats!
     
  8. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding! You are definitely seetting the bar awfully high for him though, well actually he just did that to himself.... .gun)
     
  9. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    BMcKell, great hunt. You've done a good job!

    Congratulations to your son!
     
  10. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thats an awsome shot for your boy !

    Well done to both you guys. Practise pays !

    DUH
     
  11. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Great read, congrats.
    I'm sure we will here more about him in the years to come.
     
  12. permaculture

    permaculture Well-Known Member

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    I suspect it won't belong before military recruiters start calling about opportunities down the road.


    This was a great shot. Congratulations.
     
  13. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Yea! And, as one kid told me.......AMMO's FREE!:)
     
  14. WildRose

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    I was thinking about mentioning a certain career field... .gun)