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post Aug 13 2008, 04:40 PM
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I was trying to find a way to "measure" the distance to a broadside elk or deer and thought of comparing the height (from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back) of an elk's chest to the distance between the pins on my bow. I tried it on my deer target and I think it could work. At 40 yds, my pins pretty much bracket the deer's chest, and at 20 yds, the top 2 pins bracket the chest. The problem is that I don't think my deer target is real life size, so I wanted to see if anyone knows the measurements for a deer and/or elk's chest. I realize that a cow will be smaller than a bull, but probably not by more than a few inches.


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post Aug 13 2008, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE(COEngineer @ Aug 13 2008, 10:40 AM) *

I was trying to find a way to "measure" the distance to a broadside elk or deer and thought of comparing the height (from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back) of an elk's chest to the distance between the pins on my bow. I tried it on my deer target and I think it could work. At 40 yds, my pins pretty much bracket the deer's chest, and at 20 yds, the top 2 pins bracket the chest. The problem is that I don't think my deer target is real life size, so I wanted to see if anyone knows the measurements for a deer and/or elk's chest. I realize that a cow will be smaller than a bull, but probably not by more than a few inches.


A company already thought of this idea and has done all the research, math, etc for you...

Check it out at

http://www.bullseyearcheryrangefinder.com/

might save you some time from having to figure out a system.
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post Aug 13 2008, 09:55 PM
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Here's another company that makes the same type of thing...

http://www.badriveroutdoors.com/

and a previous thread discussing it....

http://cabinchat.primos.com/index.php?showtopic=47675
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post Aug 15 2008, 03:13 AM
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My dad and I measured an elk that was a full mount in a sporting goods store. It measured between 22" and 23" top of back to bottom of body (measured right behind the front shoulder.

I have shot many dear over the years but never measured one. I would guess that a typical whitetail in southern Minnesota probably measure 14" to 16", but that is just a guess.
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post Aug 15 2008, 09:24 PM
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I just made marks on my sight ring (the orange ring on a taker sight)


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post Aug 19 2008, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE(mnhuntr @ Aug 14 2008, 09:13 PM) *

My dad and I measured an elk that was a full mount in a sporting goods store. It measured between 22" and 23" top of back to bottom of body (measured right behind the front shoulder.


Thanks, I hadn't even thought of that. I bet there's a mule deer at the DOW office I can wrap a tape around too.


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