Follow up shot.!
by Mountain Walker
(Kootenays East, B.C. Canada)
I have to say I agree with this one. Most Elk are Big and have a great strong will to live! Last year I shot 6x7 coming right at me. No time to wait for a side shot.
There was a cross wind. He would have had me flat from my scent. I think the first shot went through the front, between the shoulders. Got his heart! As He was rocking on his feet, I think my blood was a pumping. It surprised me how fast I was to put another 180gr. 30-06 bullet in his lungs as He turned sideways.
It stooped him from going down a very steep hill.Thank you Savage for making a great bolt gun,and fast!