30-378 first bull

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  1. chubby5258

    chubby5258 Well-Known Member

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    Shot this bull in the first season In Colorado. 30-378 did the job[​IMG]
     
  2. chubby5258

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    chubby5258 Well-Known Member

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  4. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Great !!! ( oh yeah the bull's great too. )
     
  5. Slopeshunter

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    That is a great bull congrats!

    Got a rough score on him?
     
  6. jmden

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    Nice bull! Congrats! Tell us about the hunt and shot.
     
  7. chubby5258

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    First day out I didnt see anything I could get a good shot at Just a bunch of elk running throught the timbe. Shot this one on the second day around 4:15 . About 2 hrs before I had 3 bulls bugling Within 150 yards but didnt get to see them. I had one lane about 210 yards that I can shoot long and some cows came through there I had the gun on the path an counted 14 cows but the bull didnt come through so I put the gun down and waited. 2 hrs later out of know where from my right this bull Just runs out 10 yards from me WOW Pick my gun up But Of coarse I didnt turn my scope back to low power so all I saw was fur, Had to back the scope off real quick but by the time that happend he got on the other side of the timber. Just lucky for me I had scoped all the shooting lanes out and he gave me about a 5 ft hole to shoot him at about 30 yards. Really didnt need the big gun at that range But It did fall in my scope. I did learn to allways turn the scope back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  8. Varmint Hunter

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    Nice bull - Congrats

    What bullet did you use and how was the terminal performance @ 30 yds? (other than the obvious) :>)
     
  9. chubby5258

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    weatherby 180 accubond bilistic tips. They shot real well at 200 yards so I went with them.
     
  10. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thats a hell of a bull !

    350 + ish ? What do you all think ?

    That bull will take some beating.

    Well done mate !

    DUH
     
  11. chubby5258

    chubby5258 Well-Known Member

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    green scored at 355, yes it is a nice bull its even better I took it on BLM land........ But the pack out sucked HAHAHAHAHA
     
  12. dogdinger

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    what GMU were you hunting in chub? thats a good bull no matter where, just curious...AJ
     
  13. chubby5258

    chubby5258 Well-Known Member

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    Just a couple miles out of carbondale
     
  14. Tang

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    I'm guessing the bullet wasnt recovered...haha

    Very nice Elk !