My First Elk

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by wadedc, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. wadedc

    wadedc Well-Known Member

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    Shot my first Elk on Saturday. 401 yards with 338 Lapua 250gr accubond that retiained almost exactly half its original wieght and almost doubled in diameter. It was quartering away bullet hit a rib on the way in and stuck in the shoulder on the other side. The bull took one step and then fell.

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  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done, those 338 certainly deal to the elk!

    What are the specs of your rifle?

    Stu.
     

  3. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!!

    Nice animal!
     
  4. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Great job! He looks pretty big.
     
  5. chase

    chase Active Member

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    nice job and congratulations,the frontend loader helps with the work. well done
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Good goin'

    Looks like plenty of winter eatin' on that fella.

    Pertty easy drag with that Versatile, eh?:)
     
  7. wadedc

    wadedc Well-Known Member

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    Built by GA Precision, Lawton/GAP action 26" Bartelien barrel, Thruster Brake, jewell trigger, Badger dm, Manners stock topped with a Nightforce 5.5-22X56.
     
  8. Good

    Good Well-Known Member

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    Great harvest! Congrats! You're going to eat good for a while. I have a cow hunt in October (3rd choice in AZ, but wanted to get the wife on our first hunt together, so my 3rd pick was 100% draw rate) that I'm trying to work up a load for. Great job and sounds like a good shot too!