My step dad and I got to go up last weekend and we made the most of it. This was his first elk and my second. Had a great experience. We took them both with my rifle after he missed 5 times with his 7 mag. (It must have gotten bumped from his previous hunt). Anyways, I was using the Tikka ctr with the 147 eldm's at 2715. Mine cow was shot at 545, hit was right in the boiler. She went 5 maybe 10 yards before locking up. His was a 470 yard shot and he got her at the base of the neck. She made it 50 yards somehow. We had a great time and really are looking forward to eating this winter!