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Old 12-22-2011, 06:48 AM   #11
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That sir, is a $6,000 precision rifle, 10 lbs worth, shooting VLD Very Low Drag) bullets. A shot that would not be duplicated by the average hunting quality rifle and ammo.

All of that may very well be, but the caliber is still .243.
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I also don't recommend a .243 for elk.
The most effective round I've used has been the 35 Whelen, it hits hard and doesn't bloodshot much meat.

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All of that may very well be, but the caliber is still .243.
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exactly, it's still a 243! still not an optimum caliber for elk. this is also way out of the normal way of things for rifle and shooter.
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A 243 Can't take out an Elk? HUH I guess we shouldn't tell this young lady that. SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT SHOT PLACEMENT

Kasandra Cow elk 688yds.mp4 - YouTube
Perfect conditions, not a tree in sight, perfect broadside shot, very expensive custom rifle. custom ammo and a spotter all combined to take a 600+ yard shot that I can guarantee 99+% of the shooters in this forum have no business taking. Unfurtunately some dumbass with a $249 Walmarts .243 rifle loaded with Federal $12 bluebox ammo will look at this and go "see it can be done" and go try it because he thinks "shot placement" is the end all to the selection process...
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Perfect conditions, not a tree in sight, perfect broadside shot, very expensive custom rifle. custom ammo and a spotter all combined to take a 600+ yard shot that I can guarantee 99+% of the shooters in this forum have no business taking. Unfurtunately some dumbass with a $249 Walmarts .243 rifle loaded with Federal $12 bluebox ammo will look at this and go "see it can be done" and go try it because he thinks "shot placement" is the end all to the selection process...
i agree, a good shooter with a very expensive and accurate rifle can do wonders. exactly what i was thinking too. this is not the normal rifle and shooter, and definately not done with a walmart rifle and ammo!
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Didn't know you were putting limits on the rifle? Now your changing things to fit your views.

She used what she had to take an elk at 688 yard.

If you hunting elk why would you be using a Remington 770?

A miss with a 399 extremeloudenboomer is the same as a miss with a 243. Shot placement is the single most important factor in hunting. I don't subscribe that you go out and sight your rifle in 2 weeks before the season and then hunt. You should be working all year long to make yourself better for the hunting season weather it is deer, elk, bear or squirrel.

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Didn't know you were putting limits on the rifle? Now your changing things to fit your views.

She used what she had to take an elk at 688 yard.

If you hunting elk why would you be using a Remington 770?

A miss with a 399 extremeloudenboomer is the same as a miss with a 243. Shot placement is the single most important factor in hunting. I don't subscribe that you go out and sight your rifle in 2 weeks before the season and then hunt. You should be working all year long to make yourself better for the hunting season weather it is deer, elk, bear or squirrel.
not putting limits on the rifle and that type of shot isn't typical by any means. and shot placement is very inportant regardless of caliber used. IMO, the 243 wasn't designed for elk hunting, it was made for smaller deer sized game and varmint hunting, from about a 55gr to about 105gr bullet. so even at the upper limits of bullet weight, even with a good bullet design, it's just not a prefered choice. it can be done, that was proven, but at that distance and that caliber, either they were very good or very lucky!
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When it was all said and done
The girl did have fun.
She used a .243
And all the gun nuts did see

That elk sure went down
She wasn't foolin' around
Her shot placement was good and that was the key
What difference does it make if there wasn't a tree?

The gurus all said "it must be a trick."
Because there wasn't any brush nor was the cover thick.
She must have used some very expensive gun
For otherwise it just can't be done.

688 yards is just too far away
It cannot be done on any given day.
So what if she used an expensive gun
Don't they all fire the same when all is said and done?

But she did it with her little .243
None of the gurus shouted with glee.
We can't do it, so how can she?
But she did it with her little .243.
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When it was all said and done
The girl did have fun.
She used a .243
And all the gun nuts did see

That elk sure went down
She wasn't foolin' around
Her shot placement was good and that was the key
What difference does it make if there wasn't a tree?

The gurus all said "it must be a trick."
Because there wasn't any brush nor was the cover thick.
She must have used some very expensive gun
For otherwise it just can't be done.

688 yards is just too far away
It cannot be done on any given day.
So what if she used an expensive gun
Don't they all fire the same when all is said and done?

But she did it with her little .243
None of the gurus shouted with glee.
We can't do it, so how can she?
But she did it with her little .243.
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Really? What are you 12? Why don't you just stick out your tongue and post a picture of it. It would have saved you a lot of typing...
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Didn't know you were putting limits on the rifle? Now your changing things to fit your views.

She used what she had to take an elk at 688 yard.

If you hunting elk why would you be using a Remington 770?

A miss with a 399 extremeloudenboomer is the same as a miss with a 243. Shot placement is the single most important factor in hunting. I don't subscribe that you go out and sight your rifle in 2 weeks before the season and then hunt. You should be working all year long to make yourself better for the hunting season weather it is deer, elk, bear or squirrel.
You are looking for a fight whrere there is none. A .243 as well as a .22 LR is perfectly capable of killing just about any beast on this planet in the hands of the right shooter/hunter. The problem is that 99.999% of shooters/hunters are not capable of these shots and these videos convince the idiots in the crowd that watch them (without any real knowledge to back up the deed) that THEY are capable of the same. That is my ONLY point. Carry on...
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