My Kirby Allen tools at work!!!

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by joecool, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    Well my elk season more than started and than it was over. I spotted some cows just before light and waited to see if there might be a bull hanging with them. So I get my .270 Allen all set up just incase there was a bull with them I ranged the cows between 340 to 400 yards they where spread out grazing. Well after a little while this bull steps out of the trees headed up toward the cows.

    Now normally I would have shot him on the spot but he was going right up to an old road… I thought damn how handy is that, so after he gets on the road I range him at 362 yards (just a chip shot) dialed in, and sent the 195-grain wildcat on its way and hit him right behind the shoulder and it was all over.

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  2. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Did you at least 1/4 it and pack it around for a few hours just to keep with good elk hunting practices?
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Good planning! lightbulb
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, your elk steaks won't be as tender as the ones Bravo 4 and I packed for 5 miles uphill to the ATV. All I can recommend is to cook them a little longer to make up for the lack of 'in the pack tenderizing' :D

    Nice going, and nice bull. Congrats!

    AJ
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Joecool

    The only way you could top that is : The next time park the truck in the road and
    shoot him where he would fall in the truck.

    I like the way you think and if other people would think about the retrieval before they
    shoot a lot of meat would be saved.

    This year I saw 3 elk killed that were almost imposible to retrive. 1 5x5 only the backstraps
    and antlers were saved,1 5x4 only the antlers made it out( The meat was spoiled by the
    time it was found ) and a cow was never found ( I found it later by the smell ).

    I witnessed all three shots because I was watching from my hunting location and had
    passed on the two bulls because I had seen a 6x7 running with them and was waiting
    for him.

    When the 5x5 was shot I was waiting for a shot on the 6x7 at about 650yrds and an easy
    retriveval. ( If the shooter had waited he would have gotten the first shot at him ).

    Any way, a very good hunt and excellent planning

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. norsepeak

    norsepeak Well-Known Member

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    Nice bull. My fiance put her Allen tools to work this year as well.
     
  7. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you hit him dead right !

    Also got a beautiflul cape !

    Nice shooting my friend indeed !

    DUH
     
  8. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work with those tools...
     
  9. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... My elk a few years ago was a mile from camp and about ten miles from the nearest road. Poor planning on my part I guess! Thankfully my hunting partner had horses...

    This year's mule deer fell a quarter mile above an abandoned logging road. I got him to the road, then we quartered him out and backpacked him to the truck a couple of hours away...

    I've obviously got a LOT to learn from you about WHERE to drop an animal!!!

    Congratulations on a nice bull.
     
  10. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Joecool, nice shot and a really pretty cape. The antlers are a wonderful color too. A really pretty bull, of course, ALL bull s are pretty, or is that handsome?
     
  11. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Way to go.. how bout some specs on the rifle?
     
  12. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Joecool,

    Good hunt! it looks young, healthy and tasty... Congratulations.
     
  13. Chopaka81

    Chopaka81 Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!! What a year for you! Nice bull and a nice Black Tail to boot. That 270 AM is really working out for you. gun)

    I see that you are a south paw, I am too. If you do not mind, I would like to know some details about your rifle. What action is it built upon? I like that stock, who made that stock?

    Thanks for the bandwidth,
     
  14. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!!! I had great year and I finally got to try the 270 AM and the 195 wildcat bullets out on big game.

    Specs on rifle are.

    Left-hand Rem receiver chrome molly receiver fully accuried
    Sako extractor installed
    Holland comp recoil lug
    29 3/8” Lilja 1-8 3 groove barrel #7 contour
    McMillan A-5 stock pillar bedded
    Defensive edge brake