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Wyoming Elk Hunt

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Got a group of five of us that drew tags for Wyoming Elk this year. My 13 year old daughter Sierra was one of the group. I'll get more pictures and info on a little later.

You can see in the picture of my daughter on the rock face a clearing on the next mountain over (by her left elbow) that's where we located 7 bulls that evening at 800 to 1200 yards at dark. The next morning after a couple hour horse ride we were set back up on that rock ledge. Located all seven bulls in that same cut feeding back towards the timber. I got on the gun first (her call LOL). Shot a good six by six at 850 yards. Sierra then jumped on the rifle and had clear shooting at the third biggest bull of the group. We ranged him, gave her the wind, turned the turret to 876 and she smoked her bull with a perfect hear shot. Type of country we are hunting is super steep so cross canyon shooting is possible. It's about impossible to see them on the same side of the mountain. So the first morning my daughter and I were done. Had two Elk packed on the three horse's and out by 1pm. I'll get more pictures of the hunt and the rest of the group soon. Ready to get me some deer back home now. Dam proud of my daughter she has turned into a hell of a good hunter.

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Nice going Sean and Sierra :yes:  I guess it sure puts to rest anyone who might have doubted about last years shot being "lucky" :lol:

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Congrats Sean & Sierra, what a father daughter moment!!. Perfectly placed pill on Sierra's bull, again congrats to the both of ya's!! May I ask what did you use as a firearm?

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Hi Pap,She shoots a custom built 300 mag gun is heavy and has a break. So no recoil and its rock solid. Running 190 grain Berger VLD bullets throughout it. I've got custom turrets made for the elevation. Used the 9000 ft turret for this hunt. We stopped at a range on way out in Colorado and shot up there 1000 yard steel. I'm fairly good with the gun but what she can do with it is amazing. No bad habits and started off on good equipment from the start. I was figuring out Kentucky windage on an old 22 at her age and now she has learned the hold and adjustment for a ten mile cross wind or 40 deg temp change LOL.

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Hi Pap,She shoots a custom built 300 mag gun is heavy and has a break. So no recoil and its rock solid. Running 190 grain Berger VLD bullets throughout it. I've got custom turrets made for the elevation. Used the 9000 ft turret for this hunt. We stopped at a range on way out in Colorado and shot up there 1000 yard steel. I'm fairly good with the gun but what she can do with it is amazing. No bad habits and started off on good equipment from the start. I was figuring out Kentucky windage on an old 22 at her age and now she has learned the hold and adjustment for a ten mile cross wind or 40 deg temp change LOL.

Very nice set up, with the 300 mag, is it built off the H&H model? I have something like it but not custom built, it was heavy so I put a synthetic stock on it. When I bought it in 1988 it had a laminated stock, beautiful stock, but heavy, now when you squeeze the trigger you know you shot a gun, wow, it's overkill for deer hunting around here. I rarely shoot past 100 yards, my brother had this gun all over Canada and Illinois where they leased land off a farmer. I chose the H&H for reason such as the tapered shell using less powder and smoking out past the Weatherby chambered in the 300 mag. The best performance the gun showed was when we loaded 165 Sierra BT's for deer/ complete overkill it destroys the whole front blade, but you don't need to walk after your deerLOL and for moose & elk we messed around with a bunch of 180 grain pills and the Barnes bullets shot damn near the same as the 165's. My 300 win/mag is in the long action cartridge. All in All I'm pleased with its performance. I just have the Leupold scope VIII 4.5 X14 mounted. You sure do have yourself a beautiful peice of iron there!! Again congrats to you and your daughter!!! PAP. (MIke). Take care & stay warm.

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Congratulations to you and your daughter on an awesome hunt!  Sounds like it was an amazing experience; one that both you and your daughter will remember for a really long time!  :yes:  :yes: :yes:  

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What an experience. Congrats to both of you!

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Geez Sean that is surely the trip of a lifetime for each of you :yes:

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Geez Sean that is surely the trip of a lifetime for each of you :yes:[/quot

Thanks Les, Couple more to go yet only on the second day.

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Wow you are really dialed in. I know these trips are expensive but the memories from them are priceless.

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