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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

I never used anything other than a remington 700 BDL 30-06 with 180gr nosler partitions or lately 180gr accubonds.

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

I'll use my rebuilt Rem. 700 30-06,on Hogue full al.bed 165 tsx since I can't get groups out of 180's yet. The 165's worked just fine on a cow at 150yrds last year. If I draw an MZ tag in NM it'll be my new TC Omega in50cal. As stated tho it's all about placement. The first two elk I took in 70's were with a Win.94' in 30-30

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

If I get drawn again this year it'll be a:

Remington 700 KS Mountain Rifle .30-06 with Leupold glass.

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

Got at least two elk hunts that I know of for this coming year, but I might add a cow tag during my deer season. I wasn't able to use my .358 Norma last year, so I used my new .custom Remington 700 264 Win Mag with maple stock and 27 inch Lilja barrel on both elk.
So this coming year (2009), I'll be using the .358 Norma on my Colorado hunt, but I'm also rebarreling my .243 WSSM Winchester M70 Super Shadow to .338 WSSM. Whole thing should weigh just under 7 pounds scoped and I should be able to get .338-06 velocities. I'll take that one to Idaho.
If I do add a cow tag for my deer hunt, I'll stick with my .264.
Prior years was mostly a .280 Remington in a Ruger 77 MKII stainless, laminate. But I did add one with a .270 WSM also.
Hunted a little bit with a Winchester M70 Sporter in .300 Rem Ultra Mag, but never took anything with it and really didn't like carrying it, partly because I put too big of a scope on it. It's a Cabela's 3-12x52 with a 30mm tube. I don't know what I'm gonna do with that poor gun, she has kind of been replaced by lighter stuff below and bigger stuff above.

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

My trusty ole Ruger MK77 Mark II in .338 WM!!!

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

Kimber 325 WSM 3X9 VX3 Scope 200 Gr Accubond. This set up is awesome I shot my Elk 465 Yds and my Bear 200 Yds

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

Howa 1500 in .338 win mag topped with a Leupold VXII 3-9x40,... using 225 grain Hornadys. Thumbs up

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

My newly rebuilt Rem.700 -06' on Hogue fb stock,new 710 Timney, Lepo Rif 3x9x50 and the TC Omega/wNikon, Backup or if I draw that Caldera eye roll mz

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What rifles for the elk hunt this year?

My favorite is my Winchester model 70 supergrade in 7mm rem mag topped with a Burris Black Diamond spitting out 160 gr Nosler partitions.

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