It's been a number of years since I have put in for a rifle hunt for Elk. Kind of gone bow crazy I guess.
But I used to use (my wife still does) a Browning A-Bolt in 30-06 shooting Federal Premium 180gr Nosler Partitions. She will be using it this October on her Elk hunt here in Az.
Up until recently I have used both a .270 and a 300 mag for mule deer and elk. I just traded for a .264 winchester magnum in a limited model remington 700 bdl ss. My friends all have the same caliber, and I have never in my lifetime seen better performance out of a rifle. It is long, flat-shooting, and will make for a great elk gun.
The quandary of all hunters is how do I give myself the best chance to take home a trophy animal after shelling out hundreds of dollars for that coveted tag in another state. I face this issue this year with an Antelope tag in Colorado. Now I know that Antelope should be the easiest tag to fill in NorthWest Colorado. They are everywhere, but how do we give ourselves the best chance to take home that one animal that eludes everyone else. My advice, first and foremost, is don't shoot your...