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Old August 26th, 2016, 10:44 AM   #1
 
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Cow elk down.

My son got drawn for a rare junior hunt for cow elk. He shot my fairly new BAR ShortTrac in .308. Using the Sellier & Bellot eXergy 180 grain copper bullets I posted about in the ammo forum, he dropped this 405 lb. cow elk with one shot to the neck at 150 yards. Despite the great end result, he didn't get a complete pass through and i didn't dissect the thick muscular neck to recover the bullet. I would have liked to see it and have it as a souvenir for him, as well as look at the expansion on it. Regardless, the rifle and caliber selection were perfect for this hunt and we had a great time. Proud dad, happy kid. Here are some pics...
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Old August 26th, 2016, 10:49 AM   #2
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Looks like one happy young man. Congrats to you both and enjoy the fine eating meat.
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Congratulations.

Any Elk you can harvest is a good Elk.
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Congrats. Thats a happy looking young fella there. Good shooting.

I bet Dad is just as happy and proud.

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Congratulations to you both!
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Congratulations, well done to you both!
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Congrats to that young man. Good shooting!
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Something for the table.
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Nice kill!
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Can't you get the bullet from the neck when you butcher it?
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I'm way late on this but congratulations to you and your son!

Looks like Mt. Diablo in the background.
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Thanks everyone. Just got the meat back. My God it's good. A new family favorite! Definitely a memorable hunt of a lifetime.

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Can't you get the bullet from the neck when you butcher it?
It was high in the neck and stayed with the head that is now landfill.

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I'm way late on this but congratulations to you and your son!

Looks like Mt. Diablo in the background.
Yes it is. Good eye. Grizzly Island hunt.
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