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Old 08-22-2005, 12:59 PM
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Well fella's I am booked on combination hunt next year with 3 tags in my pocket. Mountain Goat, Elk and Mule Deer. I bought a 300 Ultra Mag to take but now I am wondering if my old faithful 30-06 wouldn't handle the job if any one of the three presented itself. What do you think?
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:12 PM
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Rebel,

the 30-06 would certainly do the job, but since you have the ultra I would use it.
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:36 PM
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Ya... use the .300 ultra if ya got it.
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:40 PM
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I usually hunt with a 30-06 and have taken Rosevelt elk, mule deer, blacktail deer, and mountain goat, all with a 30-06 mostly with 180 grain bullets. I think the elk are the toughest to put down but still not a problem.
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:25 PM
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I would take both and use one as a back up rifle. The ultra may be better suited for the very long shots you might encounter with the mountain goats but I would still choose which ever one that you shoot better.

The 30-06 is certainly more than enough gun for any of the three you listed.
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:07 PM
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I would go with the 300 RUM. Good luck.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:18 AM
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Take the one you shoot the best, its not what you hit them with, its where you hit them at.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:22 AM
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300 WBY
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:04 PM
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personally i would go with 30-06 that's just me. it's a great cartridge for the game you're wanting to hunt or larger.
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:50 PM
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Looks like your decision is already made unless you are thinking about taking the 300RUM back.
Follow thru on your original plan and take the 30-06 along as the back up rifle.
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