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Postby terry08 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:15 am

Boggar, Veterans Gun Works. Got a hit yesterday, hope they find him this morning.
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Re: 338 yards

Postby LedJarvis » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:29 am

I would suggest you come to a solid solution to what you are trying to do. If I am hunting white tail then .338WM is a bit much. Some things to consider for target shooting the ft/lbs of force left over only need to be enough to ring the steel or break paper. But if you are going to hunt then what is your maximum range. I am not trying to judge your shooting skills, but I am asking you to. Are you accurate enough to need .338WM power at say 1400 yards to hit an elk, or will your hunting be limited to 500 yards? Then you need to consider how much energy is left over at that distance. Is it enough to humanly kill, or is it going to cause unnecessary harm. So does the round your trying to use have the necessary energy for your hunting limitations that you set. Are you shooting unknown distance and need a flatter round, or are you shooting known distance where you have the precise distance. I would suggest using 1 rifle for target, and 1 rifle for hunting.
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Re: 338 yards

Postby jv » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:32 pm

Sure hope they found him
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Re: 338 yards

Postby terry08 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:18 pm

They didn't, from the looks of the video. I think he shot low, the bull dose not seem to be injured as he leaves the scene.

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Re: 338 yards

Postby gtk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:04 am

I hate they didn't find him. Did it still cost him his tag ? The bull was definitely hit

does he have a special wheelchair for terrain like that? i admire him for "keeping on" with hunting !!
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Re: 338 yards

Postby stickers » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:34 pm

Hate that for him. Elk can take a lickin' and keep on tickin" . But that looks like a fatal shot with maybe 1 lung depending on bullet(notice I didnt say caliber :) ). My best advice to new/newer elk hunters is to use a good bonded bullet and break the shoulders especially if in rough country. They are some tough animals.
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Re: 338 yards

Postby terry08 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:57 pm

gtk wrote:I hate they didn't find him. Did it still cost him his tag ? The bull was definitely hit

does he have a special wheelchair for terrain like that? i admire him for "keeping on" with hunting !!

Oh yeah Greg, he has a ride most would die for. It is shown in the background of the photo Jv, posted. It will go anywhere with no problem.

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Re: 338 yards

Postby terry08 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:02 pm

stickers wrote:Hate that for him. Elk can take a lickin' and keep on tickin" . But that looks like a fatal shot with maybe 1 lung depending on bullet(notice I didnt say caliber :) ). My best advice to new/newer elk hunters is to use a good bonded bullet and break the shoulders especially if in rough country. They are some tough animals.

Stickers, this ain't his first rodeo. He is a seasoned veteran at hunting, and serving our country. And one hell of a gunsmith. He got it done the next day, and I know they gave every effort to find the first. Sometimes it just ain't meant to be.

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Re: 338 yards

Postby gtk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:47 am

terry08 wrote: Sometimes it just ain't meant to be.

Just ask the all knowing Bullie about shooting elk & not finding them ;)
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Re: 338 yards

Postby joshua99ta » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:23 am

I'm not sure where the guy gets the 338yards being too far for the caliber... I have no clue what caliber was used but most commercial calibers, 243winchester and up, with a GOOD QUALITY boolit should get it done to 350yards on most north amercan big game when the boolit gets placed properly.

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Re: 338 yards

Postby terry08 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:28 am

joshua99ta wrote:I'm not sure where the guy gets the 338yards being too far for the caliber... I have no clue what caliber was used but most commercial calibers, 243winchester and up, with a GOOD QUALITY boolit should get it done to 350yards on most north amercan big game when the boolit gets placed properly.

sucks the critter was not found.

Never said it was to far. Boogar, is a 500 yd shooter, just bad shot placement on this one.

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Re: 338 yards

Postby LadyHunter » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:39 am

Terry, I think he was referring to the post by Led Jarvis suggesting that it was to far with the wrong gun etc.

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