New member introduction

JP1200

New Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
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3
Location
Houston, TX
I don't see a specific new member thread/sub so I'll just put this here.

I've followed the forums here for a while but just joined. I'm a couple weeks off my first Colorado elk hunt and can't wait to do it again next year. On my recent hunt I had a clear broadside shot at 550 on a large bull but passed because I wasn't confident in my ability that much past 400 yards. I ended up taking a smaller bull from the herd at 430 and while I put him down quickly my shot reinforced the thought that 550 was probably beyond my current limits.

My group has hunted the same land for almost 20 years and this particular clearing has always held larger bulls, but many elk have been passed on because most shots are between 400 and 1000 yards. With another year of training, and possibly a new caliber, I hope I can get to the point that I'm comfortable taking a shot up to 600 yards or maybe more.
 

Sockeye66

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Mar 24, 2020
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130
Location
Washington
I'm not the welcoming committee but I certainly am willing to welcome you and help whatever I can, I think if you elaborate to members here on what cartridge/rifle make you are using, they'll give advice on making you more comfortable taking those shots. Their is an encyclopedia of knowledge here that is willing to help.
 

FEENIX

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Dec 20, 2008
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14,441
Location
Great Falls, MT
I don't see a specific new member thread/sub so I'll just put this here.

Welcome to LRH and enjoy it! The member introduction forum is under the Administration almost to the bottom >>> https://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/member-introductions.65/

QUOTE="JP1200, post: 2006038, member: 115952"]
I've followed the forums here for a while but just joined. I'm a couple weeks off my first Colorado elk hunt and can't wait to do it again next year. On my recent hunt I had a clear broadside shot at 550 on a large bull but passed because I wasn't confident in my ability that much past 400 yards. I ended up taking a smaller bull from the herd at 430 and while I put him down quickly my shot reinforced the thought that 550 was probably beyond my current limits.

My group has hunted the same land for almost 20 years and this particular clearing has always held larger bulls, but many elk have been passed on because most shots are between 400 and 1000 yards. With another year of training, and possibly a new caliber, I hope I can get to the point that I'm comfortable taking a shot up to 600 yards or maybe more.
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Congrats on your elk harvest and for doing the right thing.
 

JP1200

New Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
3
Location
Houston, TX
I'm not the welcoming committee but I certainly am willing to welcome you and help whatever I can, I think if you elaborate to members here on what cartridge/rifle make you are using, they'll give advice on making you more comfortable taking those shots. Their is an encyclopedia of knowledge here that is willing to help.
Thank you, I'll get to more specific questions in future posts. But since you asked it's a X-Bolt 7 Rem mag, 26" 1:9.5, with a Berger 168 doing 2950. Right now I'm looking either tweaking my load for more velocity or stepping up to 28 Nosler or 300 WM.
 
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338 dude

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Mar 1, 2016
Messages
1,812
Location
Tn
Welcome from Southern middle Tennessee I think your rifle and caliber would’ve been fine at the distance you mentioned but if you were not confident you did the right thing congratulations on your ethics and your hunt
 

Lapuatom

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Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Messages
82
Location
sw Pa
I don't see a specific new member thread/sub so I'll just put this here.

I've followed the forums here for a while but just joined. I'm a couple weeks off my first Colorado elk hunt and can't wait to do it again next year. On my recent hunt I had a clear broadside shot at 550 on a large bull but passed because I wasn't confident in my ability that much past 400 yards. I ended up taking a smaller bull from the herd at 430 and while I put him down quickly my shot reinforced the thought that 550 was probably beyond my current limits.

My group has hunted the same land for almost 20 years and this particular clearing has always held larger bulls, but many elk have been passed on because most shots are between 400 and 1000 yards. With another year of training, and possibly a new caliber, I hope I can get to the point that I'm comfortable taking a shot up to 600 yards or maybe more.
welcome freind
 

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