Another one for the .338 AM AKA Grim Reaper…

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by joecool, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    Unless one of my buddies needs the use of my Kirby special it should be done for the year. My dad took this spike this morning at 550 yards!!! Got the gun all set up put the 76-year-old fellow behind it and let it rip one shot entered behind the left shoulder and out behind the right.

    Funny thing is I found the empty jacket on the hide the lead must have kept going. I guess when you have that much energy at 550 things just happen.
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  2. Buffalobob

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    That is a fine shot by your Dad. I am hoping I can do as well when I am that age.

    Is that a regular, normal kind of elk? He looks peculiar, like he is part German Shepard or something.:D
     

  3. bwaites

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    That's a special "green grass" elk.

    They have been known to be darker, smaller, and friendlier than the larger, "dry grass and timber" elk most of us are familiar with, especially this time of year.:)

    Great looking meat though!

    Congrats to your dad!
     
  4. joecool

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    Bob

    He’s a dink that’s for sure!!! Dad just about shot it off the tit… I think I seen some milk on it’s chin not sure though but I think it was. LOL You know the folks are getting older there teeth aren’t what they use to be, Dad just called said mom cooked some of it up already… really tender he said… hmmm.
     
  5. joecool

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    the bullet
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  6. joecool

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  7. long450

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    Congratulation on a nice shot. Which bullet was used and what velocity are you getting?
     
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  9. joecool

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    300 SMK at 3380 fps
     
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  11. Fiftydriver

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    Congrats!!!!

    While that is a bit of a strain on the 300 gr SMK, as you can see, even though it shed its jacket, all that lead still punched clean through which is typical. No substitute for high sectional density bullets!!!

    Again, congrats on the good year. Glad your dad got to play with the Reaper!!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  12. bwaites

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  13. 4xforfun

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    "friendlier" elk

    I would love to see the hammer you use for "bigger" and "meaner" elk!!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
  14. bwaites

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    For the REALLY big and mean ones I use this (of course there is SOME meat damage!):

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    Bill