nm cow elk success

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by splattermatic, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. splattermatic

    splattermatic Well-Known Member

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    i was given a private land cow elk tag by a fellow oil field landowner/worker friend.
    my hunt dates were 12/06 thru 12/10, but i only needed 10 minuted on the first day.

    we left from the outfitters house, drove down the road about 3 miles, went thru the locked gate onto doyles land, and went about 1/2 mile and there were 2 cow elk in the field on the right.

    gary the outfitter friend of doyle, who took me out, turned his truck onto a road going to a gas well, went about 500 yards and stopped the truck. the 2 cows took off in typical head up elk trot, so i stepped out the truck using the door as a rest and when they stopped a little over 250 yards out, i let the lead cow have a 140 grain tipped barnes triple shock thru the chest.
    i had a 280 ai built this year and it really like these ttsx's over 56.0 grains of imr 4350.

    gary heard the hit and saw steam blow out her off side, it was 9 outside saturday morning. she started running off and gary told me to hit her again, but as i was lining up for a 2nd shot, i watched her running and steam was coming out both sides of her chest.

    i didn't need to shoot again as i watched her stagger, then fall in the scope.

    she weighed about 600 lbs, and was a dry ole cow.

    great people, great hunt and will do it again if i can.

    here's a few pics.
    not real good ones, but pics anyways...
    the cow and i ... i'm 6' and 240 lbs....


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    my best friend helping with the skinning chores, as the twins outfitters, take a break.

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    the exit hole inside

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    and outside

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    the lungs, nice hole right thru....

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    and another of i, with a stupid smirk on my face, holding my 280 ai.

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  2. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    splattermatic,

    Good going!!!

    Any idea on the measurements of them holes?

    Good shooting!
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    Good to see someone who knows how to document bullet performance with pictures.
     
  4. Joel Russo

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    I thought that rifle had a nice walnut stock???
     
  5. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Mark, congratulations! Looks like the 280 turned out great. If I remember right you have a bigger gun you need to do some testing with too!
     
  6. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Nice goin, gotta love the 280AI!
     
  7. splattermatic

    splattermatic Well-Known Member

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    well cinch,
    i traded off the 338 for a 30-06 from my best friend in the above picture, and the barrett needs to get the amax's loaded for some real serious testing, first.


    and joel,
    i haven't had time to finish the inletting, it's not quite a drop in, and i really don't like the palm swell...
    so more sanding is in store for it..
    it's a nice stock, but i should have just gone with a remmy bdl pattern, or not even done it, and bought a mcmillan.
    so maybe after getting rid of the swell, cutting the forearm to proper length, making the barrel cut out match the barrel, bedding and such, it'll be a great stock.. but for now, it's sitting in the closet, a waste of money for me, and waiting for free time to get worked on...

    the old fajen timberland fits me great, is stable, and looks good on it.

    the holes were about the size of a golf ball...
     
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