168gr smk on elk?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by stevescg80, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. stevescg80

    stevescg80 Well-Known Member

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    Going to go to oklahooma to shoot a cow elk in two weeks was thinking of using my 300 win and the matchkings shots will be 400-600 yds
     

  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Why the question?

    If that's what you are going to use, that's what you are going to use.

    Put it in the right spot and it'll do the job. Make a bad hit and .......... gloom, despair, and some trudging will be in order.;)
     

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    what Roy said , if thats what your set on shooting then thats what your gonna shoot.
    are their better choices , yes , will that bullet kill yes are their more risk , yes.

    If I were you I'd shoot a 175gr Match King , its got better ballistics a bit more sectional density (longer) which will help keep it from blowing up.

    as long as you don't try to shoot from the back end and expect to get to the lungs then you should be ok , that front shoulder will likely be a bad shot though it MIGHT anchor the animal from spine shock but I would not rely on the high shoulder shot for a meat animal. Put it through her lungs and you should be fine
     
  4. bocajnala

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    You should be ok with that. Placement is key. Don't try to bust through the shoulder, slip it right into the lungs and you'll be good to go.
     
  5. shiredude

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    Where you heading in Oklahoma? It is a draw I suppose, but I'm just curious.
     
  6. stevescg80

    stevescg80 Well-Known Member

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    It will be lungs or heart and broadside only just wondering if anyone here has used this bullet gun will shoot 3" groups at 600 all day long its my go to gun and its a cull hunt on a big ranch in southern oklahoma