Had a great hunt last Sunday and came home with the meat. Made a nice clean neck shot at 270yds (ranged after I shot) with my 6.8 upper. Took a hour or so to get under 300yds after I first spotted the herd of 25 or more. I have shot a couple of deer with the 6.8( one last year and one 3 years ago) so I new I could get a elk with the 6.8. Had a cow tag and all the standing elk were bulls––go figure! Saw this big cow bedded down and had to wait till she turn her head for the best shot. I new the shot was between 200 and 300 yds so I gave it about 8inches drop and 2inches of windage. My bullet drop at 300yds is 14.4inches. Bullet hit within 1inch where I planned. Cow never moved just laid her head down. Was ready for a back up shot, but it was all over.
Because of the medium velocity I have been using 110 Vmax with great results. The bullet disintegrated the vertebrate and went out the other side. This gun has shot 1 hole at 100yds, so I have allot of faith in being able to place a good shot.
And yes my other elk rifle is a 338 BAR, but I wanted to get an elk with an AR15.
Good job. Look great. I would not have thought that you could drop one with one shop.
Kool, and awesome looking country there. The pictures are great.
Excellent story! Thanks for sharing - I love to see big game taken with AR rifles. Have you checked out the new magazine AR Guns and Hunting
Bigest damm cow elk I 've ever helped cut /wrap. That is why I live here.
Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
VM - Nice cow and excellent shot.
Which unit were you hunting? All we saw were cows with a bull tag in Desolation. Figures.
Hunted the West-Biggs unit. There were 4 bulls and had cross hairs on 3 of them. Two years ago shot a cow in the neck at 278yds with my 338, but heck anyone can kill a elk
with a 338 Mag.
Now it's where all good elk should be––––––––in the freezer! Knives are put away time for