Measurements of animals

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by OKIE2, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    What is the measurements from the belly line or chest to top of back????????????????
    average deer
    average antelope
    average elk
    Here is why I ask I have a 30" 264 win mag and with a 140 grain bullet at 3353 fps .535 BC zeroed at 500 yards the highest point of travel is only 12.4 inches high at 250 & 275 yards. so I should be able to just point low in chest area and fire and not shoot over them up to 500 yards. No scope ajustment or hold over shots.
    My guess is a deer is at least 14 to 16 inches top to bottom.
    Am I wrong?
     
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  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Buck deer - 18"

    Buck antelope - 16"

    Mature Bull elk - 30"

    "Average"
     

  3. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you a bunch this shows I can do what I thought.