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Old 09-22-2007, 01:34 PM
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What type of rifle is best for Elk harvesting?
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:50 PM
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Bolt action 30.06 with a 3x9 or 4x12 scope.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:01 PM
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What type of ammo?
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:31 PM
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Hey makinbacon06 I hope you don't mind if i ask elknut a question here. It might be some information you might be interested in also. Elknut, i just ordered a dvd from your website on how to use a mouthcall to call elk. can you recommend a call for me to buy? I am going to CO in Oct for my first elk hunt. I use diaphram calls to call turkey most of the time and have killed many using them. So i'm hoping it won't be too dificult to learn to make cow sounds. I have a primos pack bugle i'm practicing with for bull sounds.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:05 PM
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I also use a bolt action 30.06 with a 3x9x32 scope, with a HE 180gr Federal Vitalshock Nosler Partion.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:34 PM
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ORIGINAL: makinbacon06

What type of rifle is best for Elk harvesting?
Use the search feature (search "elk rifle")and you will find a pleathora of info on this topic. Bottom line, there is no best, there is only ones opinion. You can't go wrong with the above recommendation or 100 other opinions you will find on which caliber.

As far as ammo, that is the cheapest part of your trip, so don't skimp. Stay with premium ammo with nosler partitions, accubonds, failsafe, trophy bonded bear claw, etc. Find one that shoots the most accurately and you will be fine. I use federal premiums in 160 grain. Most people opt for bullets in the 160 to 180 grain range. Of course it depends on the rifle. I also have a 338 win. mag that I use 225 grsfed. premiums.

Onebigelk: you got the wrong elknut. That one is named Paul and lives in wyoming. Try bowsite.com for asking him a question.


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Old 09-23-2007, 09:30 PM
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your right txhunter, my bad. just looked at member list. There are several elknut?? elknut1 has website for all kinds of stuff associated with elk hunting. I bought a dvd (bugling bulls and beyond #1) and it is very good.
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