The kid shot a nice bull at 1100 yds with a 6.5 CM. First shot in the guts, second in the hip and third in the neck. Classless shooting is all it was and the father should be admonished for encouraging it.
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That is a very good example of why the 6.5CR has a bad rep. A bunch of dumb asses trying to do something the round is not designed for. In fact, NO round is fully capable of a clean kill at that range. Yes, it can be and is done, but it's folly to rely on it. Practical hunting ranges are 500 yds or less. Even that is pushing it. Hunting is the art of stalking as close as possible to the quarry before taking a shot.That's what's called "taking a poke". Nothing what a true rifleman or hunter would do.
Just read the post. It was a 6.5 PRC. Which makes about zero difference in the ethics of letting your kid take pot shots at a bull over 1000 yards away in a 30 mph wind! Ridiculous. Says he missed the first one…wonder if they even went and checked for signs of a hit after.
How about relocating both their nether regions up between their ears?You are correct and I made a mistake.
My point is that all of these TV shows and articles promoting all of this 6.5 and long range BS is terrible for hunting and animals which is why so many dislike hearing the name. This is just one more example. This father/son duo needs some time off from the woods.
"The rifle belongs to a friend of my son. It's a Savage 110 with a Vortex 5-25 scope. It is set up for long distance shooting. The friend killed his elk at 1300 yards. My son shot his at 1100 yards. Both of these are more than twice the distance I've ever shot an animal.
The shot was across a canyon with no wind. He missed another 1100 yard shot earlier but the wind was howling around 30 mph. He hit the bull three times. The first was a gut shot, the second shot hit him in the hind quarter and the third was in the neck. He had a good side view of the elkon the first shot, the bull took a few steps and was facing away for the second and third shots. The bull only walked five yards from the time he was first hit until he dropped on the third."
How is that any different than shooting a buffalo at 100 yards 5 times? Or wounding a buffalo and tracking it for hours before finally putting it away.
Heck, in the Elk story while the distance shot is not something most would recommend at least they killed the animal pretty quickly.