Darrell H
(veteran)
10/05/16 11:54 AM
Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Our friend Mark Hampton has been busy making more memories lately. I'll let him fill us in on the details of his successful Shiras moose hunt!


Congratulations Mark!


Mark Hampton
(addict)
10/05/16 12:32 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Thanks for posting Darrell! I took this Shiras moose in Utah with Freedom Arms single-shot in 338 Fed. Factory Federal ammo with Nosler's 180 gr. AB -- one shot from 50 yards. Special thanks to Chris Rhodes of Bayside Custom Gunworks and Cody Weiser. Chris installed the muzzle brake and it helped considerably. I used Cody's bags for a rest and his new ammo wrist band is great. Both of these men provide useful products for us handgun hunters.

karl
(addict)
10/05/16 12:38 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Very nice!

Zee
(Pooh-Bah)
10/05/16 01:00 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Nice bull!

Whitworth
(Shootist)
10/05/16 02:34 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congratulations Mark! You've done REALLY well as usual -- something we have all come to expect! Nicely done!

tradmark
(Pooh-Bah)
10/05/16 02:57 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Nice moose.

KRal
(Distinguished Master)
10/05/16 02:59 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congrats again, Mark!

jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
10/05/16 03:13 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

You son of a gun Markie.... You got yourself a fine Shiras...Where in Utah?? Wasatch Mtn.s????

Ernie
(Distinguished Expert)
10/05/16 04:49 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Very pleased for your success!
Tell your bride "Hi!" for me.


Mark Hampton
(addict)
10/05/16 05:04 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Thanks for the kind words gents. James, closest town was Coalville. Ernie, will tell Karen. Cheers

Boot
(addict)
10/05/16 05:32 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Beautiful animal. Congrats on the success!

abner
(member)
10/05/16 05:33 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congrats. Mr. Hampton - Can't wait to read about it in your next Handgun Hunting book...hint,hint,hint
Very happy for your successful adventure.


reflex264
(Pooh-Bah)
10/05/16 06:03 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Huge congrats!!!!!!

500WE
(Pooh-Bah)
10/05/16 06:30 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

That's a very nice Shiras Moose, Mark! Congrats, as usual!
Ken


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
10/05/16 07:15 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congrats Mark!

TN Lone Wolf
(Shooting Master)
10/05/16 08:23 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Cool! Great shooting, Mark!

racksmasher1
(old hand)
10/05/16 09:46 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

very nice!!!!!

ruger4570
(member)
10/05/16 11:08 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Well done. That 338 Federal sure appears to be a great round.

REDHAWK1954
(veteran)
10/06/16 05:09 AM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Very nice and I agree it is time for another book.

Gregg Richter
(Shooting Master)
10/06/16 06:35 AM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Very nice bull moose, Mark! Congratulations!

SChunter
(Shooting Expert)
10/06/16 07:32 AM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congratulations on another fine handgunning adventure Mark!

Mark Hampton
(addict)
10/06/16 08:35 AM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Gents -- Thanks again for all the kind remarks. May all of your hunts be successful.

thadf
(member)
10/06/16 01:04 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

I want to be Mark Hampton when I grow up!!!!

Just kidding, congrats to you sir.


Mark Hampton
(addict)
10/06/16 02:00 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

thadf, you do not want to be old and bald! Cheers

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
10/06/16 02:10 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congrats Mark

billa
(addict)
10/07/16 05:54 AM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

I too am old and bald but it would be fun to " be like Mark"!
Another great handgunning adventure and a great moose. Congratulations Mark!


PythonHunter
(enthusiast)
10/10/16 01:26 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congratulations Mark! I'm accumulating points and hope someday to tackle something about like that one.

BBwheelgunner
(veteran)
10/10/16 07:46 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Congrats Mark! one of my dream hunts!

jwp475
(old hand)
10/16/16 09:43 AM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

 Originally Posted By: Mark Hampton
Thanks for posting Darrell! I took this Shiras moose in Utah with Freedom Arms single-shot in 338 Fed. Factory Federal ammo with Nosler's 180 gr. AB -- one shot from 50 yards. Special thanks to Chris Rhodes of Bayside Custom Gunworks and Cody Weiser. Chris installed the muzzle brake and it helped considerably. I used Cody's bags for a rest and his new ammo wrist band is great. Both of these men provide useful products for us handgun hunters.


Congratulations on a nice moose!

Out of curiosity, where did you hit him and how much penetration did you get with the 180 grain AB?


Mark Hampton
(addict)
10/16/16 12:33 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Jwp475, Hit him in shoulder -- bullet lodged in offside shoulder close to skin.

Mitch1352
(stranger)
10/20/16 08:23 AM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

Very nice. Mr. Hampton is the one who got me started in handgun hunting and this is why.

jwp475
(old hand)
10/20/16 09:12 PM
Re: Mark Hampton's Shiras Moose

 Originally Posted By: Mark Hampton
Jwp475, Hit him in shoulder -- bullet lodged in offside shoulder close to skin.


That's good penetration with a 180 grainier in my humble opinion.


Thanks for the reply