900 yard elk with 300 SMK .338 EDGE pictures

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by BMcKell, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    I killed a spike elk Saturday morning from 900 yards with my .338 Edge. It was across the canyon coming toward me and I shot it in the chest. It stopped and turned broadside so I put another one behind the shoulder and it dropped like a rock. While quartering it I found the first bullet sitting under the hide on the rear quarter. It passed through the length of the elk. Bullet really did not expand as I would have expected it to. Picture is below.
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    The broadside shot hit a rib going in and did not exit. Below is the pic of the entrance wound.
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    The rifle has a Rem. action blueprinted,
    Rem police stock
    30 inch Broughton 5c 9.3 twist
    DE brake and recoil lug
    Nightforce 5.5x22
    NF 40 MOA rail and NF rings
    Seekins detatchable box mag
    Shooting 300 gr SMK's at 2875 fps
    weight is 18 lbs.
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    The elk was at the top right of this picture when shot. Straight across the canyon from me.
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  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing your story.
    Meat in the freezer, gota love it.
     

  3. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    Great story and congradulations. what is some more details angle, etc. dial in.
    mike
     
  4. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Excellent shooting! Weird the way that smk didn't expand, that elk probably would have gone a ways, good job following up.
     
  5. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    Hi mike33,

    My dial up was 16 MOA from a 300 yard zero. No wind. 45 deg F. 7000 ft. 23.3 baro. 30% humidity. The angle was nearly zero. I am using Exbal on my Palm phone, Kestrel 4000, Swaro rangefinder.

    Sorry I'm not that great of a story teller. There was over a dozen other shots taken in the canyon from hunters that likely were ballistically challenged. No other elk took casualties :)
    I didn't recover the other bullet because we had to pack it out one mile and had to get moving. I had my 12yr old and 14 yr old boys with me to pack it.
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    WOW, that literally knocked that elk into the ground! lol great shooting, thanks for sharing.
     
  7. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    Good job, i will be in Co. for 3rd season even have a leftover cow tag hoping i can get a shot. Pics was a great story.
    mike
     
  8. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    Great shooting, congrats! After seeing that bullet, I think I would be inclined to try and put it in the shoulder from now on. With that much penetration distance it had every opportunity to expand.

    Hate to hear about the others lobbing bullets, but we all have seen that type before.
     
  9. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting and thank you very much for sharing the hunting and bullet experience.
     
  10. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your bull! What area were you hunting?
     
  11. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    I was hunting near strawberry resevoir.
     
  12. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Never knew the disease had a name...ballistically challenged..hilarious!
     
  13. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    I was trying to think of a nice way to put it. They were shooting a looong way and I saw their rifles and they weren't up to the task. They had no buisness shooting that far. It worked out perfect though because every canyon the elk herd would run into, people would start banging away at them until they finally sent them into my canyon. We first spotted the herd over two miles away on top of a ridge, but thanks to them they ended up right in front of me :)
     
  14. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, great shot for sure. We'll be back there end of December for the late area 10 cow hunt. Who did the build on your rifle?