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Offline 45-110

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Hawken elk
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:57:39 PM »
Last winters build. My scratch built .58 that caused so much grief to arrive at a accurate load. Got it down to 3-4" at 100yd's. Got the young Montana bull last week with a neck shot, 110gr. of 2f worked well.


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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 08:09:14 PM »
Nicely done, on both counts!!  Quite an accomplishment....both.
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Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 09:03:12 PM »
The "Muskrat" salutes you! Darn nice elk and some fine eating.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 09:44:39 PM »
Well done, 45-110 - NOW the work starts.
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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 11:56:29 PM »
Nice elk, IMHO, and and accurate rifle.  Your groups at 100 yards are similar to the smallest I've ever fired with iron sight muzzleloaders at 100 yds; rifles from .40 up to .50, same accuracy.
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Offline alyce-james

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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2019, 12:29:26 AM »
With the Elk and some fresh caught Brown trout, in your freezer, you should be good till spring. Wished I was back in Montana. AJ.
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Offline 45-110

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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2019, 12:29:51 AM »
It is my 2nd elk with a muzzle loader and I have not been able to ever really close the distance up to less than 100 yds or so. Post rut hunts for me, spot and try to stalk. Cant call them in now. I shot this one prone, and had to fumble with the weeds in the way. It was special for me...and yes lots of work, finished in the dark and of course it rained to make me pay for it.
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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2019, 12:49:21 AM »
Darn nice elk. Fine rifle equals some really good eating for a while. Congrats to ya
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Offline Clark Badgett

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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2019, 02:34:49 AM »
Nice elk. Like the hat too, got a couple myself.
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Offline Phil Neal

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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 08:35:22 AM »
If I may ask, what was the approximate yardage of the shot?

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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 03:10:28 PM »
Congratulations on your elk and your rifle. Getting close on an elk in open country like that isn't easy. Specially having to wear a pumpkin suit.
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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 04:40:26 PM »
Congrats! 
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Re: Hawken elk
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 01:59:25 AM »
Outstanding on all accounts (great gun and fantastic elk)!!
Thanks for sharing!
Rick