First long range bull elk

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Ultramag45, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Ultramag45

    Ultramag45 Well-Known Member

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    I shot this 342 inch 7x6 on the last day of my New Mexico elk hunt... conditions were tough not many bulls around, due to the weather... very windy and cold... I glassed this bull from 1200 yards and got to within 535yards . One shot from the 338 RUM and the rest is history..... It may not be Long Range to some, but with that wind of about 20 -30 mph, that was a shot of a lifetime for me, with more to come when Shawn gets done with my new Rifle...... [​IMG]
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  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Ultramag!
     
  3. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    That's a great bull.
    Congrats and nice shooting!
     
  4. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, great looking bull. Good shot too in that wind!
     
  5. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Damn nice Bull, and good shot in those conditions..
    535 yards is long range in anyones book.
     
  6. Buffalobob

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    A very good shot in difficult winds. Different looking antlers.

    I am thinking about hunting New Mexico because I was hoping to avoid snow.
     
  7. Roicem

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    Good Job and a nice Elk. I hope to go on one of those hunts with you soon. :D
     
  8. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Those are somw whopper G3's.

    Good shooting on a nice bull. Congrats.
     
  9. grit

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    Beauty of a bull! Lots of character. Fine shot under challenging conditions. Doesn't get much better. Nice work and congrats! Thanks for the story and pics.
     
  10. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    hunting all season, tough conditions, taking a great bull on the last day with the shot of a lifetime. it doesn't get any better than that. this hunt will be one of your fondest memories. congratulations and thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Great elk ! Rifle's nice too.
     
  12. Kaintuckee

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    535 yds with 20-30 mph wind is a great long range shot!

    Did you have to make any adjustments for a difference in elevation?

    Bernie
     
  13. Takman

    Takman Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Great shot and nice pics.
     
  14. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Nice Bull & with those winds a fine shot as well!