View Poll Results: What Is Your Average Number Of Shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    With elk, even if the first hit is solid I will hammer until he falls. Big bulls are tough and there have been a few occasions where I pounded bulls and they would keep moving. I want him down!.
    That is definitely the way to do it Scott! Keep shooting an elk until he's down for good.

    That kind of plays into something I have been pondering, how can 60% of those that replied to the poll have a 1 shot "average". Maybe not too many successful elk hunters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    That's a lot of calculating ... better take a break and have a piece of Pi

    You're a sharp one. I love PI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    You're a sharp one. I love PI!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post

    That kind of plays into something I have been pondering, how can 60% of those that replied to the poll have a 1 shot "average". Maybe not too many successful elk hunters.
    The first few elk that I killed I did with one shot.....................but then those others that were 3 or 4 shots drove my average up a little.
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    Not to get technical, but by the time I'm done at the range multiple times before season, its way more than 5, even if I only shoot the targeted animal once.

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    I love the more than 5 votes, Made me chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post
    I love the more than 5 votes, Made me chuckle.
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    I am one of those guys who responded with "one shot." However in retrospect the last two bull elk that I killed were each shot 3X, they were DOA with the 1st BOOM, but were still moving, so BOOM, BOOM continued. Added to the number of singles, that scews the average to 1.3397485.

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    1.3397485 rounds down to "one shot" ... I'd say you're good to go

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    Hunting terrain has to have some impact on this. In heavy timber it is more difficult to get follow up shots. In open country I could see where guys would feel compelled to use follow up shots more frequently. A good majority of my elk were one shot kills where a follow up just wasn't possible due to the timber/terrain.

 

 
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