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Thread: Guy Takes Bull Elk with Rossi 92 .357 magnum

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    Guy Takes Bull Elk with Rossi 92 .357 magnum

    Last edited by huntersdog; 01-09-2022 at 02:10 AM.

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    Yep - It's not so much the tool, it's how it's used.

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    If you shoot them through the lungs, and don't lose their track, you will get your elk. Natives been doin it for thousands of years. jd
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    Is that even legal? Not that I care one way or another. Many states have minimum caliber laws.

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    What three things do desirable real estste and effective shot placement have in common?

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    Can it be done? Obviously.
    Is it a good idea? Questionable.
    Would it work next time? Maybe.
    Best tool for the job? Probably not.

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    I took my cow elk with a Winchester in 357 mag. Using a 180 grain hard cast load. It was years ago but I doubt elk have gotten any harder to kill. If I recall she went less than 100 yards on a double lung. It was an archery range shot, under 40 yards.
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    I think obviously this hunter knew what he was doing. A 35 caliber with reasonable velocity and distance to target and good shot placement is all it takes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Can it be done? Obviously.
    Is it a good idea? Questionable.
    Would it work next time? Maybe.
    Best tool for the job? Probably not.

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    Good to see some common sense.

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    It also depends on the state of an animal.

    I have Witnessed whitetail deer take multiple 20 ga shotgun slugs through the chest, going down at each shot, PLUS a cylinder full of 44 (me and a friend side by side when a blowing hard, steaming, foaming at the mouth deer runs up after goodness knows how long a run through the woods), all less than 50 yd shots, and then drop it's head and run Through a 6" woven wire fence.
    Wasn't a big deer either (110 lb maybe), and we found bits of lung, rib bone, meat, and more hair than a barber shop, on ground.

    Full of adrenalin, or calm & placid, they act a lot different.

    I had one experience like this on my friend's property, he had several. We got to calling them "toaster deer". They would just pop right up.
    Like Ripley - unbelievable but true.

    I think there was a book that looked at documented FBI shootings for handgun effectiveness -- Fackler (sp?) maybe was author? Assessments came w/ shoot scenario verbiage. Unbelievable what can happen for a short time, when the lungs have been working hard, oxygen level is elevated, blood pressure is already Very high, and adrenalin is present in large quantities.

    The flip side is true too.
    I shot a nice buck antelope once at ~ 350 yd. 6 mm 100 gr through lungs & heart. No kidding: fell over on it's back, feet straight up, twitched all four legs twice, and then just laid there like bloated road kill.

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    So elk are not bullet proof either , that's nice to know . Probably not something I'd try with that artillery but then people kill them with handguns .

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    Yes, if you are a good hunter it opens up a plethora of new weapons you can kill with.

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    Great shot placement and a fine elk. Don't do it again.
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    Hummm..... Nice gun.... Nice animal.... GREAT SHOT PLACEMENT...

    Then again in my area more deer have been jacked with a 22 then anything.
    Stop being blinded by your own ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Rondacker View Post
    Hummm..... Nice gun.... Nice animal.... GREAT SHOT PLACEMENT...

    Then again in my area more deer have been jacked with a 22 then anything.
    You are not alone. We get a lot of poaching here. One guy I know uses his "big gun"...22 Mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freakonaleash View Post
    Is that even legal? Not that I care one way or another. Many states have minimum caliber laws.
    In Wyoming 38 special meets the minimum requirements....10mm doesn't though....rules are dumb

    I don't know what state that dude is in.
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    What bullet, what range and what velocity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Rondacker View Post
    Hummm..... Nice gun.... Nice animal.... GREAT SHOT PLACEMENT...

    Then again in my area more deer have been jacked with a 22 then anything.
    I had read and told many years ago that the round that is used the most to jacked deer is the 22lr. When I was a teen out hunting with my dad and brother we found a head of a doe that had a 22cal hole in it , that is all that was left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castaway View Post
    What bullet, what range and what velocity?
    From the link in original post:

    “Barnes VORTX 140 Grain Bullet. Took just one shot at 65 yards. Bullet entered right side and exited on left side.”

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