Last year I found a lookout spot simply by dumn luck and decided this year it would be the place to be. I spend the winter and spring gathering up parts for a long range build and had Long Shot Rifles put it together for me. By summer's end I was dialed in and making hits out to 900 yards. So a few weeks ago, we headed to western CO for the big hunt. On Sat, I headed to my spot and all I saw was one bear all day. Sunday was better in that the elk started to move but I just couldnt get a shot, except for the small 6x6 that stood at 50 yards for 10 minutes when all I had was a cow tag. So, on Monday we put a better plan together and one of the guys with a bull tag came with me. When daylight cracked, we spotted a bull about 1.5 miles above us and just watched as he faded into the timber. At 0800 we spotted a lone elk in the oak brush across the valley and about the time we saw him, he laid down to take a nap. Luckily, he was in a small opening and we could get a good look at him. He was a small 5x5 and after some deliberation, we decided to take a shot when he stood back up. He was at 508 yards. I knew we would only have one shot at it because if he took one step either way, he would dissapear. The other issue was my friend had never shot my gun or shot anything that far before. I dialed in the scope and set up the rifle on a bipod and used an extra shirt to prop up the back of the stock for him. I had him take a few dry fire shots to get used to the trigger and to get him comfortable. At around 1000, my friend was comfortable behind the gun and I was spotting with binoculars when he finally stood up. We were ready and as soon as my firend was ready, he took the shot. I saw the bull bow up and take about 3 steps and fall over. We sat and watched for a few mintutes to make sure and he never did move anymore. After some celebration, I stayed and he walked across the valley to join my brother in trying to find him. I radioed directions to them and it didnt take long to find him. Below is a picture of the bull and my prized rifle. He's no monster bull, but a hell of a lot better than nothing and proved to me my rifle works perfectly. The small red ring in the center of the picture is where the bull was laying.