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!!! Here is the area I was hunting. Burned up 3 years ago. Found this cat track hiking out of the drainage. 338 cartrige for reference.