2012 Colorado Blackpowder 7x7

Discussion in 'Trophy Photos' started by Wvelkcaller, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Wvelkcaller

    Wvelkcaller Member

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    I got this Royal Elk on opening day of the muzzelloader season in Co. this year.
     

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  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Wow!
     

  3. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Good job. Going for 2nd Rifle this year. What time of day and was he talking much?

    Did I say good job.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    What are the rifle and load details? how far was the shot? Looks like a smokless to me
     
  5. Wvelkcaller

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    T3- I got him at 8:30 am the opening morning, I heard several bulls bugling the 1st hr and they stopped after that. We didnt hear much after that, this one came in silent on me. I heard him break some branches as he came up the ridge to me.

    Icanhithimman- i shoot an older Remington 700 ML 50 cal, shooting 338 gr. Platinum Powerbelts with 150 grains of Pydrodex powder. I found the bullet in the hide on the opposite side, it expanded to .9 of an inch mushroom. There wasnt anything fancy about the kill, he came sneaking in on me and busted him at 40 yards with the smokepole. It all happened in less than 30 seconds.
     
  6. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a very nice CO bull, hope he has lots of brothers!
     
  7. rayo9954

    rayo9954 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a nice bull.Way to go!
     
  8. JackinSD

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    Congrats! Nice bull and nice job.
     
  9. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    Wow. that is an absolutely amazing bull. Very nice work.

    Have you had him scored?
     
  10. carpetman2

    carpetman2 Well-Known Member

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    Great bull and with an old smokepole...fantastic. Beautiful country. Where is Colorado is it? Boy's, ya better get them elk now while ya still have some cause the wolves are coming your way!