The last 2 years I have been hunting an august cow rifle tag, this year was perfect weather, 60* up on the mountain with scattered rain. Me and a buddy met some other friends of mine up there Friday. Nobody was in camp when I got there at 430 in the afternoon so we drove up and went for a hike. Didnt see a thing. I was worried because where we went held a lot of elk the year before. Next morning we decided to go try a canyon to the north and as the sun was coming up there was nothing to be seen. Finally we spotted some elk coming down from the top to go to water, so we headed up to intercept them. we got up there and it was 3 bulls but there were more elk up on top that were cows so we started up after them, before too long we looked down and there were some cows below us headed into the trees so we decided to haul butt down to them because they were only a couple hundred yards from a road. I got down to where I could get a shot and they were about into the dark timber. I got set up then ranged them @425. This was further than I wanted to shoot because I had never shot my 338 win more than 100 yards and hadnt had a chance to verify the drops in my B&C reticle. I knew it had to be close though because my ballistics calculator said it was almost spot on. so as the last one was walking into the treesI got settled on the very last opening. The elk wouldnt stop so I just put it on the shoulder and let it fly. I recovered from the recoil just in time to see it flopping over onto its back. the 225TTSX performed awesome. I didnt have a camera and we quartered it to pack to the truck but it was just a youngin. Pleased with the 338 win so far though.