LAST EDITED ON Jun-09-17 AT 07:40 PM (MST)
It's easy to say all this in the absence of adrenaline, but I would like to think I would handle the scenario like this...
First though, the scenario painted describes these bulls as being down the hill from me so I am assuming they are not skylined like in the photos. If they are positioned like shown it's a no shot because of that, regardless of distance.
With more days left...let 1 and 2 walk and work on getting a setup for a better opportunity later in the hunt. I usually have younger hunters in my group, so I would try getting them setup later. For me it's about being out there with my group more than me filling a tag.
Having seen bull 2 in the area early in the year and again during season, bull 1 is off the radar for me in absence of the young hunters. If I am solo and get bull 2 < 350 yards with good conditions, the young ones would be learning about packing them out of a hole.
I practice at 600 - 800 yards, and will shoot an antelope at 550 yards if there is no wind and dead solid rest. Deer I will go 450 yards in the right conditions. Granted elk have a bigger kill zone, but elk are big and can cover to much ground for me to feel good about going longer than 350.
Now ten years ago...I would probably have caved to the adrenaline and tried something I might have regretted. That said ten years ago I was the only one putting meat in the freezer, so bull 1 would have hit the dirt before I saw bull 2.