Bull Elk at 425 Yards with a 7mm-08

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Jed2925, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Jed2925

    Jed2925 Member

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    I have been reading here for a while now going over old and new threads looking for information about Elk and what it takes to put them down. My 12 year old daughter wanted to come to Montana this year and Elk hunt she has a Browning A Bolt in 7mm-08 so I loaded some 168gr Berger classic hunters behind a load of IMR 4350 at 2555fps topped it off with a Athlon Cronus BTR scope and off we went. Well Saturday was opening day and we got on a Bull that evening and he gave her a shot at 425 yards she was seated with rifle on a bog pod tripod I give the scope 2.5 mils up and she sent the shot. Elk turn walk down the hill slowly about 30 yards and fell over dead. She hit him right behind the shoulder blade. When I field dressed him the Berger had made a little hole in and blew up the lungs were gone. I was amazed at how well they performed. I just wanted to thank everyone for all the information on this site that helped me put a combo for my daughter that would work and to brag a little on my girl. Now I got till Friday to put her on a deer then she will be tagged out for 2018!
     

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  2. roadkill4us

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    Congratulations!
     
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  3. WoodPecker Hunter

    WoodPecker Hunter New Member

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    Congrats ! Beauty ELK ! :)
     
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  4. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to you and your daughter for a fine trophy. Folks need to learn that it is not how big the caliber, but all about shot placement.
     
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  5. beretzs

    beretzs Well-Known Member

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    That’s very awesome! Congrats to your daughter! Way to get it done!
     
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  6. Hbomb11

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    Congrats! I shot a bull at 400 yards this year using a Berger VLD 168 gr for the first time and was very impressed. I also hit it right behind the shoulder and wow did it make hamburger of the vitals with no exit wound. I have always used partitions. I would have like to see what it does when it hits bone.
     
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  7. Jed2925

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    Thank you everyone.

    She hit a rib on this elk. It just busted the rib and went on in to boiler room. I would like to see what it would do if it hit the shoulder.
     
  8. Kimber7man

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    Wow that deserve a huge congrats to the young lady!!
     
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  9. BJH

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    Congrats! That is what the game is all about! Tell that her "Way to Go!" That is awesome shooting! Hope she gets her deer too!
     
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    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome! Please congratulate the huntress for me. :)
     
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  11. CLL

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    Awesome great deal on the whole works ! I'm a fan of 7mm-08 . As well a fan of elk steaks . Most happy you and your daughter had a hunt together . Congratulations.
     
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  12. elk creek

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    Congratulations to you and your daughter on a successful hunt! My two daughters love their 7-08s.
     
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  13. COBrad

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    Congratulations! I started my youngest daughter out with a 7-08 when she was 12. She got 4 elk and 4 deer her first 4 years out. A grandson and I have both used that same rifle to kill more elk.
     
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    That is awesome tell that young lady congrats for me. Nice bull nice shot. I bet you couldn't have been any prouder
     
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