1 Down 3 to go!

MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior MemberPosts: 4,768 Senior Member
A spot caught my eye yesterday while driving around scouting as good elk country. We hit it up this morning (later then planned). Started heading up a hill and I told CHIRO "go up easy over this ridge, we might see something" At the same moment JB looked at me and pointed at a bull! I gave him a quick look, gave the thumbs up for legal animal and told him to shoot. A few seconds later this happened

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And then about 30 minutes later after a near vertical stomp uphill this happened

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JB put down a real nice 5x5. Granted he busted a tip when he rolled over on his way down, but we found the tip. I gave him about 600 pounds, a good mature Colorado bull.

We'll fill in the details on the 6 hour pack out later. For now, its time for chili, more craft beer, and some Jamison to toast JB's first elk!
Wambli Ska wrote: »
Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,351 Senior Member
    Alright - great start to the trip! Send my congratulations to him and tell him we want a full report, no matter how fast it happened, when he gets back. What cartridge did he go with? It obviously had some bark.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,227 Senior Member
    Awesome! Congratulations Joe! Nice elk.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,227 Senior Member
    That is his .300 RUM.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Alright - great start to the trip! Send my congratulations to him and tell him we want a full report, no matter how fast it happened, when he gets back. What cartridge did he go with? It obviously had some bark.

    300 RUM w/200gr Accubonds.

    That was the fastest I have ever seen an elk go down. It was probably 30 seconds after the bullet hit and traveled about 4.5ft of solid elk, when he kicked his feet up in the air. For the cheap C&C basic bullet lovers....lets see a core-lokt do that lol
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,733 Senior Member
    Way to go! Fantastic elk! Congrats!
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
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    And for good measure, a pic of me! JB was about 20 yards horizontally behind me, but look how fast the elevation changes. We dropped the truck off at 8900ft and the elk was down at 9400ft....50 yard horizontal distance. Talk about STEEP

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    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 718 Senior Member
    Awesome!!!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    You guys don't mess around! Outstanding job.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,227 Senior Member
    So JB... What kind of brake are you getting for the .300?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    Holland Gen II Radial?

    ;-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    At least now, everytime you look in the mirror, you'll remember your first elk.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Wow! Good job, Joe! Your elk weighs 10 times what my spotted dawn did!

    Oh, and for the uninitiated, that .300 RUM has the distinction of being the most painful rifle I've ever shot. Kills at both ends. He asked me at the SE shoot, after I'd fired it once, did I want to fire it again...

    I was done. :D
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Haaa Haaa! SOMEONE got scope-bit hard! BTW, don't see you in the pictures.....oh, gotcha in the last pic.....when did you start wearing cammies? And that's pretty steep stuff! Reminds me of the pic I took of you a few years back.....20 yrds behind and below!
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    But, he got got a bull elk. I think it was worth it, don't you?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,227 Senior Member
    It does make his face look a bit better... Anything that is a distraction from that turd eating perma-grin on his face (which I am sure will be there for weeks to come) is more than welcome.
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Oh definitely! Here's my thought process.....bull fever.....self control to relax and hold loose...breath control.....BAM!-owww! Yippeeeee! The fact that he relaxed for the shot speaks volumes.....hence the scope bite.....my congratulations to the man! Your thoughts?
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,046 Senior Member
    Very excellent!
    Magnum mark and all.
    Oh yes, good brakes are very cool- No cosmetic surgery required:jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    Very excellent!
    Magnum mark and all.
    Oh yes, good brakes are very cool- No cosmetic surgery required:jester:

    I wouldn't go that far. Some could benefit from the surgery. Regardless the brake. :tooth:

    That, or a paper sack.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    Oh definitely! Here's my thought process.....bull fever.....self control to relax and hold loose...breath control.....BAM!-owww! Yippeeeee! The fact that he relaxed for the shot speaks volumes.....hence the scope bite.....my congratulations to the man! Your thoughts?

    Or an unorthodox shooting position.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,046 Senior Member
    Hey, I resemble that remark:roll2:
    Zee wrote: »
    I wouldn't go that far. Some could benefit from the surgery. Regardless the brake. :tooth:

    That, or a paper sack.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Or an unorthodox shooting position.

    Hey Pot....look who's speaking... Your's truly...Kettle :tooth:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    Hey, I resemble that remark:roll2:

    If it fits.....................
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    Hey Pot....look who's speaking... Your's truly...Kettle :tooth:

    Didn't say it was bad to do so. Just that some unorthodox positions lend themselves to a kiss. I've been tapped by a 16 pound .308 rifle in some positions. No blood, just tapped.

    A gun of his chambering and design will assuredly get you from alternate positions.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Anyone else notice the light refraction from that Bull's eyes? Methinks JB just shot the Devil!......lol!
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    A gun of his chambering and design will assuredly get you from alternate positions.

    Well you and I and Ernie know well enough.....shooting at elk is done on the fly....terrain dictates a funky position sometimes......
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,620 Senior Member
    Yep.

    Maybe he was diving and rolling to shoot around a tree. :guns:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    "what, no roll Hondo?" "how do you know I didn't?"
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 845 Senior Member
    Thats a nice looking animal MHS well done to your friend.
    Beautiful country too.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,653 Senior Member
    Good job! :up:

    Details, soon, I hope.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Sounds exciting Congrats JB.
    Even with the scope bite.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
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