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Old 09-15-2017, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob in VT View Post
Excellent choice. You will love the gun, I sure love mine.
Should get it sometime next week I will let you know Rob .
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:30 AM
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Your 7mm Rem. Mag. should work great for you.

Good luck, NYH1.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:53 AM
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I prefer the older Remington 700. I have a pre 85 ADL in 30-06 along with a 94 stainless 300 win mag. both have put a lot of meat in the freezer! shoot what you like, just be accurate with what ever you shoot!
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:33 AM
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Can't go wrong with a Remington 700..... Solid actions, feed great. Love my 280, but any long-action cartridge like 270 win, 30-06 make great Elk cartridges- If you're going with a light rifle to backpack, i don't like the kick of any magnum in a 7 lb rifle for thought
Old 12-10-2017, 01:03 PM
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My Remington 700 in 280 shoots 5/8 inch groups @ 100 yards with handloads I cooked up and I love it. I own 270ís and an 06 but this gun is the one I carry. It shoots flat and hits hard...perfect!
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Old 12-28-2017, 02:16 PM
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I'm a member of a hunting club with about 30 members, every year for the last 45 plus years several members get together for a trip to Colorado or Wyoming to go elk and mule deer hunting, I've made the trip as a member about 24 times , and theres several regulars and almost always a new guy each trip.
after watching the results, I don,t think the caliber or type of rifle selected is nearly as important to success as the members skills and his physical condition and tenacity, to keep hunting during all the available time available.
I've seen a 257 roberts and a 45/70 kill elk, and certainly a 30/06 or 7mm mag gets the job done.
personally I prefer a 340 wby, but one of the most successful members used a 358 BLR for decades.
killing elk is not nearly as difficult as finding a legal elk and getting a decent shot from a field position.

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Old 01-23-2018, 07:41 PM
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30-06 hands down
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