950 YARDS ELK... that country is not for an old man!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Eaglet, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Dustin Redus is a youn man (28 y/o) that was born and grew up in Carson City, NV. While going to school he met my son Marlon Moncada and made friends. Dustin comes from a none hunting/ shooting family but got involved in it because of Marlon.

    We met down the road and bought a rifle from me... 300 RUM LSS.
    3 Years ago killed a deer about 70 yards away, last year killed a deer at 533 yards... This year he gets an Elk Tag in Nevada!!! Great, time to introduce him to reloading for his Elk hunt; the 533 yards shot he had previously made on a deer was with ammo I had cooked for the rifle I sold him, so that worked well.

    We load up the truck, trailer with 3 quads, food and away we go....

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    First shot went just over his back.

    The elk had no idea what was going on. I went through the motions, relax , cheek weld, shoulder pressure, lock the bipod after leveling the gun, preload, careful with that trigger.. .

    Second shot hits in the same place on the ground just over his back... The idiot spotter, me, instead of saying 4 clicks down I said 1 click down and shoot again... On the third shot he DRT after the spine was totally busted. Needed a second shot to end it!

    Shooter (Dustin) and his 6x6 ELK
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    Dustin and his 6x6
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    Dustin's tough brother, he packed that head out... I think the Head was
    heavier that him but he did not agree.

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    Nice 6X6
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    The rifle scope used was my always trusty 4.5x14 Weaver Grand Slam that was sold with the rifle. We rode the quads for about 75 miles and it gets pretty wild so your scope and mounts and rifle need to be put together top notch.

    I sincerely thank our Lord Jesus for being with us and helping us in all things!

    God Bless You All!
     
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  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting. One advantage of shooting at that range is the deer/elk can't hear the rifle shot. I would imagine if you were shooting at 300 yds the elk would have run off after the first shot.

    Stu.
     
  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Excellent hunting story ... I'm sure quite the experience for the new hunter too. Thanks for sharing and for passing on the tradition.

    Ed
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Nice write up Eaglet, and congratulations to Dustin.
    Kudos to you for introducing him to the sport.
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    What a great hunt Eaglet. Great write up, story and pics. Congrats to Dustin on a very nice Bull and to you for helping it all come together.

    Thanks for sharing the experience with us.

    Jeff
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!

    Do I see a "Spotter's" school in the future? :D

    Ah, the thrill of the hunt!

    You're a good man, Eaglet!
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    That's great!!! Looks like a perfect layout for LR shooting, man I can't wait for season to open here!!!
     
  8. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!
     
  9. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Great story and pics Eaglet, thanks for posting & congrats to Justin!
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to all involved. Great story, great pictures.
     
  11. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all!!!

    I'll make sure Dustin gets all the congrats. :)
     
  12. ss7mm

    ss7mm Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on helping Dustin take a great elk. What do you mean that country's not for an old man? A young whippersnapper like you should have been able to walk and keep up with the quads. :) Congratulations on getting another long range hunter up and running.
     
  13. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Roy, I think that's a great idea! Seriously. I did good with the
    wind since it was changing directions, it really is an art to deal
    with the wind. I thought of Carlock, he's good at it. I think we were having
    a small updraft because of the terrain layout and the wind coming straight at
    us, which we chose instead of 30° left, we just waited for the head on wind as any one else would have.

    Spotter school would be a great benefit!

    Thanks for your kind words.
     
  14. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I love your positive attitude!

    I tell you, I prayed my self down there and the way back. I have pics where it shows where I slid down purposely on my but because my legs just were not there for me. Never the less, I love a positive good attitude.

    Thanks! :)