My son drew a coveted muzzleloader elk tag here in Arizona and tagged afternoon of the first day. Remington 700 rifle action, 45 Krieger 1:22 twist, Mcmillan stock, Hankins Ignition System, full formd 310 grain ASG, 100 grains Blackhorn (weight) 143 volume, 2369 fps. I had given both my sons new Remington 700 Ultimate Muzzleloaders, but my heart was in using a the 45 sabotless, just to take plastic out of the equation. Laser ranged at 299 yards, 20 to 25 degree angled downhill shot through entrance shoulder and exited out ribs opposite side taking out lungs. He took two steps and was dead down. Small exit hole, even after destroying the shoulder. These rifles are killing machines. On my Ipad and will not let me upload picture, maybe Jeff can help as he has a picture, flagman
Yeah, its fun Jeff, 299 yards is the farthest we have had to kill in many years of muzzleloading. Twenty years ago a game officer approached me and this same son on an antelope hunt in Arizona, he looked at the Knight 50 with a scope and said "that's nothing but a single shot rifle", funny, what would he say about the rifles and bullets were using now. We were using loose Pyrodex and Hornady 300 grain pistol bullets. Yes 7mmfreak, Iam in Flagstaff, came here from the desert to go to NAU in 1969 and ended up staying here. Some call it "poverty with a view" low wages and high cost of living, and the only democratic county in Arizona. Flagstaff
Post by Mid_Tn_Plowboy on Sept 14, 2015 23:38:15 GMT -5
Very nice bull!
Savage 10 Ml II
SS Flutted 1/22" twist #7 Pac-Nor .807" @ 28"
SSS .240" SS recoil lug
Fishhawk plug with .030 bushing
Ken Farrell RTS full slot 20 MOA scope base
Leopold PRW rings
HS Precision L.R.P.V. stock
Leopold VXIII 3.5X10X40 Stoney Point knobs