11-02-2015, 10:48 AM
Join Date: Sep 2014
I saw 2 Bull Elk this morning
I was out early this morning, and took a high position over looking a lot of hillside across a canyon. In about 30 minutes, I saw 4 Elk, two of them were Bulls. I couldnít see a lot of details with my 10x binoculars, and only had my Rem 7mm with the 9x scope, and I was shaking a little with excitement.
Iíve a month now to get one of those boys. Today, I work on my big magnum rifle, Weatherby 30-378 Magnum fitted with the Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40mm Scope. Via ballistic tables Iíll adjust the elevation for 800 yards, from the dead-zero at 300 that it was sighted in at 2 years ago. Iíll take a fouling shot at 200 and make sure the windage is still centered.
1. First off, I've never shot anywhere near this distance.
2. If things are the same it's going to be a level shot
3. I cannot find the ballistic coefficient for this factory Ammo, but it should be around 0.5
Norma 30-378 180gr Orxy, 20174642
4. The Ballistic Calculator show a 100 inche drop at 800 yard and 142 at 900 yards. About 3 feet difference. *** Gasp ***
Honestly I don't know what the distance is. It could be a 1000 for an additional 50 more inches of bullet drop.
So here are my question:
How do I make this shot?
BTW, I've actually become a pretty good shot. My 7mm had a cartridge, chambered many times over the last several weeks, and was scored up pretty good. So I fired it at a large rock, off handed at about 200', and damn near hit the rock dead center.
Last edited by montanaResident; 06-29-2016 at 01:47 PM.