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Thread: Distance of this years shot ?

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    Smile Distance of this years shot ?

    About a year ago in 2007 I asked you guys to tell me how far away your critter was when you pulled the trigger. The average shot for those that responded was about 175 yards. My caribou was about 100 yards a way in 2008 and fell to a broad side lung shot from my .338 Win. Mag. and a 250 grain Barnes X bullet. It traveled about 10 yards after the shot. My scope was set on 6 power and the caribou was standing still. I think if we do this for 5 years we should have a pretty good group of stats to use in our never ending debates about shot distance, calibers, bullets and scope power. I am not smart enough to set up a survey and track the stats for all to see on the forum so if one of the monitors is then I welcome your help. It may provide some real life info on the average distance our Alaskan critters are when the first shot is fired, the caliber and bullet used and the results. It could be listed some thing like this.

    Spieces - Bull caribou
    Distance - 100 yards
    Scope - set on 6 power
    Shot- 1 broad side lung shot
    Caliber - .338 Win. Mag.
    Bullet - 250 gr. Barnes X
    Results- went about 10 yards


    So if one of you computer savy guys/gals could set this up I believe it could provide some useful information to those that visit this forum. We could also send the results to the manufactuers when they come out with a new product and say, what were you thinking!

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    deer 70 yds
    deer 85 yds .308 cal kimber 84 rifle leupold m8 6X

    november hunt from a stand

    elk 290 yds .30-06 cal remington 700 alaskan ti leupold 1.5X5

    december hunt packed in on ponies.

    generally (out of respect for game) i try to hunt close, and long shots are to be avoided. distance on live animals is not a competition.

    happy trails.
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    Whitetail Deer
    125 yards
    Ruger M77 MK2 All Weather 30-06'
    Redfield Golden 5 Star set at 9x
    200 grain Nosler Accubond, 54 grains of IMR 4350
    Shot facing me hit between the shoulders lower neck.
    Went 6 feet.

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    These aren't Alaskan shots, but I'll post them for general info.

    All were shot with a Sako M85 Finnlight 300 WSM topped wirh a Nightforce NSX 5 1/2 x 22 x 50. the antelope were shot @ 22x and the elk @ 5 1/2x. The Antelope were shot with Fed blue box 180 SP's and the elk with Fed 180 Accubond. The rifle was zeroed @ 200 yds. The Rifle was having accuracy issues and shooting about 2 MOA for the hunts and is now back at the factory for evaluation.

    Buck antelope, 180 yds. Texas heart shot. Prone position off day pack. Bullet hit about 1" right of POA and stopped under hide of front shoulder. It didn't flop, but didn't go anywhere went down qickly.

    Doe antelope, 300 yds, prone position off day pack. I used the cross hairs to range it (NP-R2, 2 MOA hashes) and held on the back for an estimated 6 inch drop. The bullet hit about 6 inches below the back about 4-6 inches aft of POA. Bang, flop. Left about a 2-3 inch exit hole.

    Doe antelope, 200 yds, rifle resting on the hood of a ranhers truck. I aimed about 1/3 down from the top of back and hit close to POA. Bang, flop. About a 4" exit hole.

    Cow elk, 200 yds, off one knee. Placed crosshairs 6 inches below top of back for insurance in case my estimation was short. Bullet hit about 6 inches below top of back just aft of last rib breaking it's back. I finished it off with a point blank to the head. Exit wound on the back was about 2".

    This was as close as I could get to any of these animals and are typical Montana shots. I am developing the capabillity for LR shots at much greater distances if the situation requires it. Of course I will need a much more accurate rifle.

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    mt goat 38, 210 yards
    deer 29, 250, 260, 200, 240, 230 yards
    brown bear 40, 171 yards
    black bear 45, 260, 130, 250, 180 yards
    grizzly 50, 120, 70 yards
    sheep 360 yards
    calibers and bullets were all over the bored....
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    caribou
    .338 kimber
    210g. barnes x
    238 yds
    broadside
    finally the proverbial "dropped like a brick!"

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    sitka blacktail deer 25 yards, 30 yards, 30 yards, 125 yards.
    all shot with a .270wsm 130gr tsx, 140gr accubond, 150gr xp3

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    Sheep 230 yards 25-06 120 grain remington core loc 9X scope In the neck, dropped and one more in chest to kill
    Caribou 100 yards 25-06 120 grain remington core loc 9xscope In neck , dropped an one more to neck to kill
    Elk 275 yards .338 win mag 250 grain nosler partition 4 x scope One in chest, one between eyes and one in neck to kill
    Buffalo 80 yards 35 whelen 225 grain accubond 9X scope One in chest, one in leg, and one in neck to kill
    Black tail deer .338 75 yards 250 grain nosler partition 4x scope One in chest
    Brown Bear .338 6 yards 250 grain nosler partition 4x scope One under chin and one in chest

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    Species: Bull moose
    Range: 80-90 yards
    Scope: 1.5-5x scope, set on 3x
    Shot: one shot-broadside-bedded down
    Caliber: .444 Marlin
    Bullet: Hornady 265 grain Leverevolution
    Results: Anchored

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    Smile good info....

    We are getting some good info again. I probably should have posted this on the hunting forum. It was 2:00 in the morning when I posted this and I couldn't sleep because my knee felt like I just had surgery on it. Hopefully the rest of the members will chime in and some one can set up a graph/chart we can refer to. Kind of like "survey says". Hard to beat real life info. Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieNqvrs View Post
    Sheep 230 yards 25-06 120 grain remington core loc 9X scope In the neck, dropped and one more in chest to kill
    Caribou 100 yards 25-06 120 grain remington core loc 9xscope In neck , dropped an one more to neck to kill
    Elk 275 yards .338 win mag 250 grain nosler partition 4 x scope One in chest, one between eyes and one in neck to kill
    Buffalo 80 yards 35 whelen 225 grain accubond 9X scope One in chest, one in leg, and one in neck to kill
    Black tail deer .338 75 yards 250 grain nosler partition 4x scope One in chest
    Brown Bear .338 6 yards 250 grain nosler partition 4x scope One under chin and one in chest


    Six (6) yards! Now THAT is Really sneaking up on them! Or were you the one getting snuk up on?!!
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    Default mountain goat

    42 yards
    300 win mag
    two shots
    one entrance hole
    two exit holes
    goat rolled over and twitched

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    Bull elk
    40 yards
    .300 Win Magnum
    180 grain Nosler partition
    Dropped in his tracks

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    moose 10 yards 300 WSM
    black bear 40 yards 308 WIN

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    Coupla caribou at roughly 100 yards.
    FN-FAL with Winchester 150 grain softs. One shot, down they go.
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    Bull Moose
    100-115 yards
    Scope 1.7-10 (on 1.7)
    Quartering away, entrance posterior near lung, exit anterior far side lung
    .375H&H
    270 TSX
    went about 25 yards and tipped over

    Interior grizzly (boar)
    80 yards
    Scope 1.7-10 (on 1.7)
    Broad-side, angling down, entrance near side shoulder, exit lower rib-cage
    .375H&H
    270 TSX
    literally dropped on impact (first time ever for me)

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    Both shots with 257Wby, both shots ranged, both shots with 100gr TSX - first one on white tail at 354yds second one on white tail at 100yds.
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    Species - Bull caribou
    Distance - 355 yards
    Scope - set on 24 power
    Shot- 1 broad side boiler room shot
    Caliber - 300 RSAUM
    Bullet - 180 gr. Factory REM
    Results- Died on bullet impact ( looked like it got struck by lightning)

    Species - VERY LARGE Bull Moose
    Distance - 220 yards
    Scope - set on 10 power
    Shot- 2 boiler room shots and one head shot
    Caliber - 300 RSAUM
    Bullet - 180 gr. Factory REM
    Results- Charged at me after first boiler room shot and hit him with another boiler room shot within 50 yards and between 15-20 yards stopped charging and expired after 3rd shot struck him in the skillet
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    Default short range mostly!

    Bull moose
    ~85 yards
    three good solid shots, the moose never took a step.
    3x9 @ ~4 power
    7mm

    Bull caribou
    ~25 yards
    one shot dropped in tracks
    3x9 @ 3 power
    300 win mag

    Big black bear
    ~25 yards
    2 shots dropped in tracks
    3x9 @ 3 power
    300 win mag

    black bear
    ~330 yards
    3 shots 1st in boiler, 2nd missed, 3rd in the head on the run (rolled nearly all the way down the mountain to me, bonus!)
    3x9 @ 9 power
    7mm

    These were taken over a three year period!

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    I didn't shoot anything this year, but my 12 y.o. did.

    Sitka Blacktail deer on Kodiak
    325 yards, about 30 deg uphill, shot prone off of a backpack.
    .270 Win, 150 grain Fed Fusion
    3x7 on 7 power
    Spine shot because I told him to hold a little high. I should have told him to hold dead on. He hit within 4" of where he was holding. The deer was bedded down and never moved after being hit.
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