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Location: austin and amarillo texas
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

I've asked this on the pig and deer forum as well. I want to know what you guys are going to use on your first elk hunt of the season. I'm probably going to go with either my 350 rem mag 673 guide gun, winchester mod 70 375 H&H, or my Ruger #1 in a 45/70 - - I want to try out some of those 300 grain buffalo bore cartridges on elk.

It's a tough decision, but a fun one. Let us know what ya'll will use. I'm getting pumped, and I know you all are as well. Yes

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Location: Peyton Co
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

Well I'll answer

.300WSM pushing a 168gr TSX

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Location: Wa.
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

300 wsm with 180gr Nosler Accubond.

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

.325 wsm 200 grain ct(i'll let you know how it works out)

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Location: austin and amarillo texas
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

CSUMMERALL- did you read my post about the custom made cartridges you asked me about. I listed some good info. on there for you earlier this evening. If you can't find it, PM me, and I'll give it to you again.

Thanks for the replies guys. You all don't seem to be struggling with a decision as much as I am. I'm as fickle as a fart in the wind when it comes to choosing which rifle to use. eye roll

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

got it and Ive emailed them to see what they can round up for me, do you have a 325 as well or have you gotten other calibers from them?

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?
csumerall wrote:
.325 wsm 200 grain ct(i'll let you know how it works out)

You should be alright with that load. I know a young man that uses a 270wsm with 150gr CT Silvertips on Elk, successfully.

Location: Western, WA
Joined: 10/01/2007
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

Hey I also use a Tikka T3 lite .270WSM 150 grain on Elk and am Successful. knocks it down like it would a deer. its about shot placement...

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Location: austin and amarillo texas
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

CSUMMERALL- I don't have a 325. In that range of cals, I shoot a 338 win mag. I have had them load 416 remington cartridges for me. They worked out great. Im having them make some 450 Ackley rounds right now; actualy going to call them this afternoon. Thumbs up

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Location: wyoming
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

I like the 300 RUM in a 200 gr partition. Ive taken three elk with it my self ant does a number on them. My bull last year dropped in it tracks, from 275 yards one shot.

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .280. Custom load 160 gr. TSX.

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