Supports used to make long rang shot at elk

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by kimberyote, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

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    In what exact position are you using while making a long range shot on an elk? Straight behind the rifle?
    Bipod?
    Shooting Sticks?
    Backpack?
    I'm shooting coyotes on the flatlands of Illinois from shooting sticks up to 200 yards. Any further I go prone with harris bipod and rear squeeze back.
    In the mountains, shooting up hill or downhill, what supports do you employ to make a hit 600-700 yards? Thanks everybody!
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    The short answer is, "Whatever it takes".

    If you have time build yourself a good hide including shooting supports. If you don't you use whatever is handy to get yourself steady be it a backpack, daypack, sticks, Bipod, saddle, rocks, logs, trees, whatever it takes.

    One of the toughest challenges in steep terrain is the uphill shot because if you aren't careful you'll end up with a nasty scope bite by propping the front end of the rifle up too high and creating a pivot point at your shoulder.

    One thing I'll throw in my pack for next year will be a primo's trigger stick II Tripod. That's an incredibly handy and versatile shooting rest and has more adjustment than just about anything else I've seen.
     
  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I used to go with anything bipod, backpack, improvised but the results just are not there on a consistent basis, your rifle will recoil differently and it's easy to put a shot high or low, ya your killing them but my personal goal is precision hunting.

    The past few years I hunt with my shooting position in mind, I don't go into the bottoms and I try to stay level or above the elk. I never compromise my shooting of a good bipod and a solid rear rest, on the game I've taken over the past few years you could lay all the shots over each other and there may be 3 inches of verticle but that would be stretching it.