I love this gun !! 338 edge .defensive edge inc

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Down Under Hunter, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Here we have the latest Sambar stag to fall to the DE 338 EDGE from Shawn Carlock in Idaho.

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    [Took him on Tuesday morning at daylight after glassing a group of deer accross big wide river canyon. They were making there way up off the rivers edge after feeding all night.

    I had seen another stag that I very nearly decided to shoot, but decided to let him walk. Good thing I did cause after another 15 min of glassing this guy pulled up on the other side and began to face rub a big box tree.

    I immediately knew he had to die, so scrambeld to get the big gun out of my Eberlestock pack and set up. Quick, quick rear bag in, level the gun, crank a round in the chamber.... Range. range... range shit !!! range 350 M.. Awsome ! Laying out prone on a severe down hill slope I extended the bipod to max and aquired him in the scope... Boooom Wooooosh.. Thump !!! Got ya. Almost a going away shot aiming to hit behind the last rib and get up front.

    He swallows it up and rund up hill 4 steps and into a nasty thick patch of dogwood and out of sight. I sat for another half hour glassing to make sure he didn't sneak out.

    After loosing one early in the year I decided to give him the morning before following up.

    Snuck back in at midday and found him dead laying in his bed not 20 m from the impact point. The big Sierra sat him down real quick. A true 600 lbs model.

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    What a great looking stag. Super massive for weight and width 28 x 35 wide. Big and gnarly just the way I like them.

    Man, I love this gun !!
     
  2. Sendero_Man

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    Congrats !! Great pics and write up...

    Scott
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Look's like you are having fun with that rifle! The deer obviuosly can't see you in that suit :D

    Stu.
     
  4. Shawn Carlock

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    DUH,

    Glad your having fun with the Edge. Nice stag. Did the SMK exit?
     
  5. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Hey SC,

    No . The smk stayed inside. Probably in the rear of the lungs from the end to end hit ?

    It did enough !

    DUH
     
  6. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
     
  7. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Bastard leave some for the rest of us hey:D.

    Top stag big brows ad heavy awsome effort.

    Now just a little longer till i get my edge. Should be a good Xmas 500NE and a 338 Edge i have been a good boy.:D

    Talk soon
    JAWZ
     
  8. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Cheers JAWZ !

    Should be a good xmas for you mate !

    DUH
     
  9. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Congrats ,
    Pics like that get the blood flowing .
     
  10. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    The Wookiee strikes again!
     
  11. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats DUH! Nice mass for sure. How are those sambar for table fare?

    Cheers
     
  12. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Like anything the big old ones struggle to taste as good as one 6-12 months old. I'd say this bloke would have been about 12 years old.

    DUH
     
  13. Agueybana

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    Very nice Rifle, awesome hunt. Congratulations.
     
  14. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    12 yrs old!! There's one thing we'd say here with an animal that old. "Bring out the grinder":D:D