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Is this hunting or sniping?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by SmawGunner, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    Some people call this hunting. Some people call it sniping. Whats your opinion?

    [video=youtube;eIn1G8BeUuc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIn1G8BeUuc[/video]
     
  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I guess you'd call him a HOE....Hunter of Elk. Sorry, Marine Corps humor.....

    A Bull Elk is a pretty big target and they don't shoot back if you miss.
     
  3. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    i call's it "hunting". why?
    i grew up shooting started shooting @1,000 yards about 11 or 12 hunted around 500 yards ranges and when i moved to oregon,
    every one talked about shooting elk deer etc at 100 yards or less, i was all what???? that close just stab them :D
     
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  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    The biy was only shooting the critter. My opnion: if you anit close enough to smell em you anit close enough to hunt em. Of course now he does have so,e good elk tenderloin to grill/
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least it's not a drone and a joystick.
    A hit is a hit.. but at 1400 yards, there's probably not much terminal performance unless it's a crazy round.
    If it's a 300WM its probably got what, 600fpe? I don't know.. probably like a .357 magnum and not many people shoot or would recommend shooting elk with a .357 magnum.
     
  6. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I can hit way out there with many of my rifles if I choose to do so. I hunt Elk with a bow though because I so love the hunt. To each their own. I was at full draw at least 10 times this year and came so close it should be illegal to be able to have that much fun with your cloths on.

    In my own eyes (and just my own opinion) killing isn't hunting. It's as much a part of it as hunting, just not the best part. If I had my way every year I would harvest mine in the last hour of the last day of a month long season.

    Good for the kid, he got his Elk:thumbup:
     
  7. acidfly

    acidfly Washington New Member

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    That is not hunting, its irresponsible. Good shot? Yes but thats it.

    If im sitting on my counch and see a deer 700yds away, shot it without getting up it that hunting?? Or bring deer to a feeder thats on a clock while I sit in a heated cabin 30ft away is that hunting?
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That elk was harvested, not hunted. The problem I see, is that a lot of guys will think "Hey, if a 13 yr old can do it, I can too" but the results will more then likely be far different then the kid with his support team.
     
  9. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    A high county back pack hunt? There was probably more effort put in to finding the bull in question than most armchair hunters will ever put out. I call it hunting, maybe its different than some say is the only way to hunt but I won't be that narrow minded or try to control how others legally hunt that's a liberals job. And it looked like a plenty humane kill to me. Maybe we underestimate the lethality of modern cartridges?
     
  10. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    To each their own. Start criticizing others methods or game of choice and that just causes division among the ranks. Divided we fall and the anti's win.
     
  11. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Hunting
    100 years ago I am sure there were uber-purists that criticized people with repeating rifles.
    150 years ago they probably found fault with rifled barrels
    I could go on . . .
     
  12. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Nothing wrong with that, not at all like shooting off your couch, LOL.
     
  13. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    lol.. stfu noob.
     
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  14. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What we're seeing right here is a picture of one damn fine childhood. I'm trying to give my boys the same, I pray that they'll look back at their youth and know dad was doing his best to make it happen for them.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    That would super suck to pack that big boy out of there. If there comes a day where it's eat or starve, Dad did him a huge favor.
     
  16. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Hunting or sniping? WTF?
     
  17. boarder4life81

    boarder4life81 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Why can't it be both? Hunting was the action and sniping was the method opposed to stalking. Each has it's own unique set of skills, advantages and disadvantages.
     
  18. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I try very hard not to comment on other people hunting techniques. I have no problem how people choose to take game as long as it's done ethically, the animal doesn't suffer and it's legal. I read in the comments the rifle is a 7mm Remington Mag, but frankly I wonder more about the load. I want to know what bullet they are using.
     
  19. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    I agree. There is no way to make a accurate wind call for a 100% guarantee 1st round hit. How can you determine what the wind is at the max ord of the trajectory over a valley at 200 or 300 ft. He applied a proven sniping technique to deal with the unknown wind call. His follow up shot was quickly done under the same conditions. No other way to do this. Well done.
     
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  20. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Now the REAL work begins