First Elk, First Time Using 210 VLD

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by stx, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. stx

    stx Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    261
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    E4B502A6-69B6-4380-8DE7-90C3C765B986.jpeg 5A8EC110-CA80-4331-9F34-613364D405C7.jpeg After several Great Elk Hunts over the years, never harvesting a bull, last week I finally harvested my first bull with my “Old Faithful” 300 Wby Mag and 210 VLDs. Bullet performed perfectly at 2890 FPS at 370 yards in custom Kleinguenther built rifle with 24” bbl with Vortex Razor 3-15x42 LH HD. Not a long range rig as most of you here use but served well to harvest my first bull.
     
  2. ctw

    ctw Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    51
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2015
    beautiful bull,good job stx. ctw
     
  3. mobenzowner

    mobenzowner Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    370 yards on a very nice bull elk is no small feat. Congratulations.
     
  4. beretzs

    beretzs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    190
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Congrats on a great bull and a great shot too
     
  5. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,400
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Very nice bull---Congrats!
     
  6. Rumup

    Rumup Active Member

    Messages:
    36
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Congratulations on one heck of a first bull!
     
  7. stx

    stx Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    261
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Thanks Guys!
     
  8. djfriesen

    djfriesen Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    77
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2016
    Nice one! Did you score him?
     
  9. stx

    stx Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    261
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    340 Rough scored
     
  10. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    I'd say that one was worth waiting for. Congratulations on a great bull.
     
  11. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    455
    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    What a brute, congratulations!!!!!! Details on bullet performance, please?
     
  12. stx

    stx Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    261
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Bullet went in behind shoulder and took both lungs out. It was dark by the time we got him caped and didn’t find bullet or exit hole in hide but there were lungs blown out between the carcass and off-side hide. Quartered him without opening him up so did not see inside damage but it was pretty much destroyed from all the blood, etc that ran out big exit hole in rib cage behind off-side shoulder. He went Nowhere! I was Extremely Pleased with bullet performance!
     
  13. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    455
    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Thank you for the details--once again, congratulations on a magnificent bull!
     
  14. 1Moose

    1Moose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    60
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Congrats on a nice bull and the clean harvest. That's what we all look for. I appreciate you sharing the 210 VLD performance. They shoot great out of my 300WM, and I have quite a number of them loaded, but I haven't yet escaped the nagging question in the back of my mind regarding its toughness if I encountered heavier bones or needed to shoot an animal at a steeper quartering angle. I'm not sure why I can't escape that nagging; I had a very clean kill with a 185 Hunting VLD on a broadside 5x6 bull in NM last year, so I'd only expect better with the 210. Thanks for sharing and congrats again.