Average elk shot

MOcluck

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Just wanted to know what is your average shot on elk as far as distance and position standing, on knees etc, and a rough est. of animals shot at also weapon of choice
 

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Weapon of choice is a tough one for me, a I love both archery and rifle.

Average archery shot about 16 yds and all standing.

Average rifle shot tough to call that one, as many around 75 yds and many right around 250 yds.....split between sitting and standing.
 

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Archery average has been in the 30-35 range.. rifle has been 275-300 last couple years it has been 450.... :/ time to put the rifle away and start bow hunting exclusively, but having a full freezer is nice.

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MOcluck

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450 thats a shot, funny one extreme to another archery up close and personal, gun shoot then take a day to get to your kill. I love it!!
 

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2004: Cow @ 100 yards, sitting, 7mm STW/160gr Accubond
2006: Bull @ 318 yards, prone, 7mm STW/160gr Accubond
2007: Bull @ 65 yards, kneeling, 300 WBY/180gr Accubond
2008: Cow @ 275 yards, kneeling, 7mm Rem Mag/140gr Barnes TSX
 

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450 thats a shot, funny one extreme to another archery up close and personal, gun shoot then take a day to get to your kill. I love it!!

I'm having a hard time making sense of the comment but i get the gist of it... I guess my view on it is I bowhunt for the challenge and the hunt. I pick the rifle up to put meat in the freezer.. I hate to admit it but the last three rifle kills I've had are 671 yards, 501 yards, and 458 yards.. All three with a custom built 300RUM shooting 185 grain bergers
 
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MOcluck

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Not saying ones better then the other , my most preferd method is whatever is legal when im blessed with the chance to get out, just like to see the broad spectrum of things.
 

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I'll play.

3 Elk shot so far, all archery, 1 standing in a treestand for 10 yard shot, one standing on the ground for a 52 yard shot, 1 kneeling for a 38 yard shot, (one shot at this year, hit a limb but it was from kneeling at 45 yards)
 

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I've killed more elk with a rifle, but my preferred method is Bow. Reason? My Dad doesn't Bow hunt and we try to do an elk hunt together in Wyoming every year.
Bow kills- all kneeling
40 yds
40/50 yds

average 43.3 yds
Rifle kills
20 yds one knee
344 yds, 150 yds finisher Seated elbows on knees/ standing
50 yds standing moving shot
150 yds rested on a tree trunk

142.8 yd average
 
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