338 Edge = Successful Elk Hunt

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by gamedog, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    591
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Had a great opening weekend here in Montana. I was hunting in a special draw area and had successfully drew a Cow Elk Permit.
    Sunday evening had a great stalk on a Cow at 1000 yards. Cut the gap to 780 yards and was all set for the shot.
    Unfortunately the only shot presented had a calf too close to the Cow for a safe shot.
    The following evening I found a single cow feeding out the bottom of a drainage.
    Ranged her at 525 yards and was all set up for the shot. Slipped the 300 gr SMK in her armpit breaking the opposite shoulder. Awesome performance!!!
    [​IMG]

    Here is the area I was hunting. Burned up 3 years ago.
    [​IMG]

    Found this cat track hiking out of the drainage. 338 cartrige for reference.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    860
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Congrats Gamedog. Got some good meat there. Looks like real nice country to hunt!
     

  3. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    912
    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Nice shot Gamedog !

    Seems to be alot of stuff dying out there from those 338/ 300 smk's at the moment !

    Might just have to get one !

    Well done again.

    PS That gun still looks WOW !

    DUH
     
  4. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Congratulations!

    How tall is that bi-pod? It does not look as though you can get over the grass, how do you setup for the shot in the tall stuff? Thanks,

    edge.
     
  5. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    591
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    It's a 6"-9". To be honest it's almost useless in some field situations.
    I was Antelope hunting 2 weeks ago in 11" of snow:D
    On the Elk I was able to shoot of the crest off a ridge that worked well. I've also been using my daypack as a rest. Between the two, a guy can come up with something decent.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  6. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Thanks, in that terrain I can see that elevation can work in your favor...or not :)

    edge.
     
  7. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Great shooting!
     
  8. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    285
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Good on ya GD looks like good eating for the winter.
     
  9. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    655
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    I fired 13 rounds from my 270 at a herd of 75+ elk, on a cow permit, in Montana, and I have some pictures that look just like yours.

    But at 585 yards, I should have been aiming 6' high, not 2' feet high.

    Maybe I will take my 338 to the range. I have never shot it. I also need to do some long range target practice.
     
  10. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    565
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008

    I may be misunderstanding your post, but were you just flinging lead at them?

    Nice shot Game Dog, is that up near where you live?
     
  11. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    870
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    I would suggest selecting "edit" and holding down the delete key until it's all gone!
     
  12. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

    Messages:
    366
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Great shooting and thanks for the information.
     
  13. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,161
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    yuuuuppp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    591
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Yup, about a 150 miles from home. Not too bad of a drive.