I used to hunt there when I was in college, took a large 5x5 one year there, good deer numbers too. But I'm working on some Montana data sets right now, elk density is a little below average for the region at about 2.5 elk per sq. mile, the bulls get pretty beat up to with about 58% of them being harvested and about 7.5% of the bulls are 6 points.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...