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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2016, 12:28:30 PM »
When I was in the military and trained on the M60 machinegun we were told that the maximum effective range for the 7.6251mm NATO (.308 Winchester) was 1100 yds and would knock a man back several ft when hit square in the chest. Also, it was the sniper round for many years.

Human Beings are relatively easy to kill compared to wild game...

Just say'n

Shoot me in the toe with a BB and I'm going down right there.  :chuckle:

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2016, 12:38:20 PM »
When I was in the military and trained on the M60 machinegun we were told that the maximum effective range for the 7.6251mm NATO (.308 Winchester) was 1100 yds and would knock a man back several ft when hit square in the chest. Also, it was the sniper round for many years.

The knocking a man back several feet is not accurate.  Wouldn't knock a man back several feet from point blank range.  But can definitely kill a man at either range.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2016, 12:39:02 PM »
When I was in the military and trained on the M60 machinegun we were told that the maximum effective range for the 7.6251mm NATO (.308 Winchester) was 1100 yds and would knock a man back several ft when hit square in the chest. Also, it was the sniper round for many years.

Human Beings are relatively easy to kill compared to wild game...

Just say'n

Shoot me in the toe with a BB and I'm going down right there.  :chuckle:

Hey man! BB's fricken hurt!

You're telling me! Come to think of it, I've got a couple old friends they need a little payback! How far away from my buddy to I need to be before popping him with some copper becomes unethical?

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2016, 12:41:20 PM »
When I was in the military and trained on the M60 machinegun we were told that the maximum effective range for the 7.6251mm NATO (.308 Winchester) was 1100 yds and would knock a man back several ft when hit square in the chest. Also, it was the sniper round for many years.

Human Beings are relatively easy to kill compared to wild game...

Just say'n

Shoot me in the toe with a BB and I'm going down right there.  :chuckle:

Hey man! BB's fricken hurt!

You're telling me! Come to think of it, I've got a couple old friends they need a little payback! How far away from my buddy to I need to be before popping him with some copper becomes unethical?

I suggest the kneecap at 20' or closer.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2016, 02:45:57 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2016, 02:47:18 PM »
And that's hunting these days?   Hmmmm not for me

It's not hunting.
I get if that's not your style. I've shot some close and some long range shots. Would like to see landowners "rule book" on what is and isn't hunting.

I ain't got no hard core ranges in mind.  But I remember my grandpa teaching me how  to hunt and what hunting was all about.  It was about a lot more than the kill.  As far as killing animals long range, each to their own. 

In today's instant gratification society........
You guys get the rest.....
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2016, 02:48:05 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2016, 02:50:34 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal


OK. I don't have any sound on my work computer.
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2016, 02:53:07 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal


OK. I don't have any sound on my work computer.

Reasoning was how far they had to pack out.

You would have to be a complete moron to miss by that far at 875.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2016, 03:01:43 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal


OK. I don't have any sound on my work computer.

Reasoning was how far they had to pack out.

You would have to be a complete moron to miss by that far at 875.
I'm guessing he missed his target by 3 feet ish?
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2016, 03:10:27 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal


OK. I don't have any sound on my work computer.

Reasoning was how far they had to pack out.

You would have to be a complete moron to miss by that far at 875.
Wonders never cease to amaze me.
Nothing for nothing, but that's weird to me. I'm trying to have that conversation in my head. I'm going to shoot the smaller elk because it's smaller and we have too far to pack it out??
Maybe they should have hunted a little closer to the road. Better yet...maybe if they didn't have to shoot so far, it would have been closer to the road.
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2016, 03:15:05 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal


OK. I don't have any sound on my work computer.

Reasoning was how far they had to pack out.

You would have to be a complete moron to miss by that far at 875.
I'm guessing he missed his target by 3 feet ish?

He hit the animal he was aiming at.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2016, 03:30:17 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

it stated before the shot that the young cow was his target. 
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2016, 03:41:18 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal


OK. I don't have any sound on my work computer.

Reasoning was how far they had to pack out.

You would have to be a complete moron to miss by that far at 875.
Wonders never cease to amaze me.
Nothing for nothing, but that's weird to me. I'm trying to have that conversation in my head. I'm going to shoot the smaller elk because it's smaller and we have too far to pack it out??
Maybe they should have hunted a little closer to the road. Better yet...maybe if they didn't have to shoot so far, it would have been closer to the road.

looks like they had horses with them...
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875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2016, 04:03:37 PM »
To be fair, the guy missed his target drastically. Pretty sure he wasn't trying to make that neck shot. Could just as easily missed the other direction and clipped it's butt.

I feel like he missed his intended target and hit the innocent calf bystander.

They called the shot on the smaller animal


OK. I don't have any sound on my work computer.

Reasoning was how far they had to pack out.

You would have to be a complete moron to miss by that far at 875.
Wonders never cease to amaze me.
Nothing for nothing, but that's weird to me. I'm trying to have that conversation in my head. I'm going to shoot the smaller elk because it's smaller and we have too far to pack it out??
Maybe they should have hunted a little closer to the road. Better yet...maybe if they didn't have to shoot so far, it would have been closer to the road.

looks like they had horses with them...

Just saw that too. Just have to watch till the end.
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