Im back home taking a shower, or break from elk camp. ITs been pouring every day but we have managed to kill 3 spikes. Saturday a guy shot 450 yards, 300 win mag 180g bips. Dropped dead in his tracks. I loaded those shells fo him couple years ago and he killed his big bull last yer at 740 yards with the 180g btips. My uncle and I killed our spikes yesterday. 310-320 yards, my uncle using a 300 win mag 180g gamekings, I'm using 7 RM 175g gamekings. Sorry no pics this year of any of them. Mine and my uncles was shot down in the canyon and we only took the necessities if you know what I mean. Considering the weather it wasn't that bad. The wind was blwoing 40 mph and raining like a dirty dog. I was completely soaked to the bone because I left my rain gear at home. We had a nice 25-30 herd spotted and knew there was 2 spikes so we waited on top of the ridge. After about an hour of waiting, and freezing, the lead cow finally started to feed on the opposite ridge. It was very hard picking out a spike with the wind blowing that hard and rain beating on your scope and face, let me tell you. I missed my first shot, then connected in the lungs on the 2nd. He ran up with the cows and I put another high and towards his neck which sent him tumbling down the canyon. My uncle also dropped his with a high shoulder shot. We packed them out today, I'm a sore sucker!! Its all very worth it though. Just wished I woulda brought my camera for pics, but given the circumstances, I had to hunt very light. Anyways, just thought I would share the stories so far. Still have 4 days of hunting left.