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#194511 - 09/21/18 01:29 PM Elk XP is Getting Ready
Ernie
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Elk Season Opens October 1st, and this is my set-up for this year.
After putting on a different set of rings, I did my first drop confirmation with the 7mm Dakota XP-100 out to 1000 yards.
400 yards

500 yards

750 yards

1000 yards

Reloader 33, CCI Large Rifle BR primer, 175 grain ELD-X at 2925 fps.
I did not chronograph the day I did the drops, but I will recheck that since my numbers were different than I expected at 750 yards on out.
Chris Rhodes built it and it is a shooter!
Shooting was done off a Harris BR bipod, and a small Holland field bag.
When you watch when I?m putting shots on at 1000 yards I made mention I need to come down 3/4 of a minute, and I think I just simply did not do it, and then after the second shot (neck area) I did.
https://youtu.be/Cjdddc_Hchc
https://youtu.be/y8VuNAz7SK8
I hooked up my phone to my Burris spotting scope, that is their SCR MOA reticle in it.
Since I did not have a spotter with me, I could just replay the video and know where my impacts were when I got out to 1000 yards.
Big game hunting...Here We Come!
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#194512 - 09/21/18 01:34 PM Re: Elk XP is Getting Ready [Re: Ernie]
KRal
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Excellent shoot'n, Ernie!
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#194516 - 09/21/18 07:55 PM Re: Elk XP is Getting Ready [Re: KRal]
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I don't want you shooting at me!!!!
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#194518 - 09/22/18 01:19 AM Re: Elk XP is Getting Ready [Re: Ernie]
pab1
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Impressive shooting as always! Good luck!
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#194525 - 09/22/18 01:56 PM Re: Elk XP is Getting Ready [Re: pab1]
cherokeetracker
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I can see that you are going to be successful on this hunt. I always liked the Dakota cartridges. Good looking rig you have. Good shooting and best of luck on the hunt.

Charles

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#194528 - 09/23/18 03:09 PM Re: Elk XP is Getting Ready [Re: cherokeetracker]
tradmark
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well done!

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#194530 - 09/23/18 04:17 PM Re: Elk XP is Getting Ready [Re: tradmark]
ruger4570
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Wow, fine shooting and very accurate XP that Chris did up. Look forward to elk pictures.

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