Observations from my elk hunt...

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  1. Antonio m

    Antonio m Well-Known Member

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    Good results, analytical description of your hunt, good information, good post.
    Most guides have little interest in the shooting sports, it sounds like you knew how to address his limitations on this respectfully.
    I am surprised just how the bullet performed, in our country, the west slope of the Canadian Rockies the country is steep and timbered, lots of avalanche chutes.
    I like a blood trail( depending on the chambering) but I would likely not use a bullet that would get through the shoulder and ( hopefully)exit.
    I have seen them well hit and die in the dirtiest tangles, also In hunting camp seldom would you see two guides agree on this or much else.
    I am speaking from experience, some of the laziest people I have every worked around were hunting guides and alternatively some of the most motivated.
    Any mature bull is a good bull. Cheers.
     
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  2. JustMe2

    JustMe2 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely written story and nice bull. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your adventure.
     
  3. ccmain

    ccmain Member

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    Congrats nice elk
     
  4. gmessina

    gmessina Member

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    Awesome!! Congratulations
     
  5. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    Great story and nice looking bull. Congrats!
     
  6. Terry1973

    Terry1973 New Member

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    Nice write up..Congratulations on a nice bull.
     
  7. vancewalker007

    vancewalker007 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, if you're looking for exits on Elk you're better off with a copper bullet, partition type like a Swift A-Frame, or a heavy bonded bullet like a Scirocco.

    Note, I shot a full grown cow elk with a 180gr Nosler Accubond from a 300 WSM making right at 3100fps at the muzzle with no exit at about 390 yards. The elk died but bullet just disappeared. So even bonded bullets can get lost in an elk.
     
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  8. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Nice bull sounds like a great hunt. I’ve used the 212 on moose and elk and it’s punched through heavy shoulder blades no problem
     
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  9. rgvt4

    rgvt4 Well-Known Member

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    GREAT BULL
     
  10. HangNail

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    Awesome and congratulations. Beautiful story and a fabulous Elk