420 Yard Elk

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Clint Tyler, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Clint Tyler

    Clint Tyler Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    Went out friday morning (My B-Day) looking for a cow elk to shoot. I was hoping to find one at least 600 yards away but while walking to my glassing spot I ran into the small herd I have been watching the last cuple weeks. they were a lot lower than usual and I couldn't pass on the oppertunity. I quickly ranged them at 420 Yards and got set up for the shot. I dialed the Leupold for 4.2 MOA and put it right behind the shoulder of a slightly quartering away cow and touched it off. I didn't hear the bullet hit and the elk was still standing there so I sent another on its way with the same result. As I was chambering the next round she took two steps behind a little tree and out of sight. I gave it 20 Min and packed up my stuff and went to look for signs of a hit. When I got up there she was dead right behind that tree with two holes about 2.5 inches apart right behind the shoulder. I was shooting a Remington 700 SPS Stainless and 180 gr Accubond Handloads going 3036 fps. I did recover one of the bullets in the offside shoulder and it was a perfect accubond mushroom.


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  2. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    Great shooting! Congrats!

  3. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    Some days you just take the shot that is offered and are thankful for the gift that was offered.
  4. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Good shooting! Those elk are big animals. The other day we were carrying out the meat from a red deer and talking about how big elk were and why horses were a good idea. Your photos just confirm our thoughts.

  5. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    Congrats, that's some good shootin!!