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10-11-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By ColoradoElk

Something is wrong with the rifle. Take it...

Something is wrong with the rifle. Take it back...
10-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By ColoradoElk

If you have to use infra-red techology to find...

If you have to use infra-red techology to find wounded game how are you going to kill the animal (since legal hunting hours have closed for the day)?
09-03-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By ColoradoElk

Hello Drift: I looked back at my notes, the...

Hello Drift: I looked back at my notes, the stock split where the tang meets the stock on the third shot using the 270gr Hornady factory load. I think it was poorly fit to the stock. Ruger...
09-02-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By ColoradoElk

That 375 Ruger is a great choice! I have spent...

That 375 Ruger is a great choice! I have spent quite a bit of time bunny-jumping with mine. In the first box of ammunition, my stock split, I dislike the recoil pad and the iron sights. McMillan...
Forum: Guns
09-01-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By ColoradoElk

Hello Boomer, the SP 101 is a great choice for a...

Hello Boomer, the SP 101 is a great choice for a defensive pistol. If you have a 2" barrel, use 38+p cartridges.

Some thoughts:

1) "I can stop a riot with 2-3 shots, take out the first two...
Forum: Guns
08-30-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By ColoradoElk

The SP 101 holds five cartridges... I have...

The SP 101 holds five cartridges...

I have carried the SP 101 without additional ammunition, although I have some speedloaders in the pickup. Hard to imagine needing more than five. In the...
Forum: Guns
08-09-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By ColoradoElk

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumbe...

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=746570

That is all you need, and will last a lifetime.

Good luck.
08-04-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By ColoradoElk

Resident or NR? What will you be hunting and...

Resident or NR? What will you be hunting and where did you look?

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/

The preference points to draw for 2008 are in the link above, as are...
08-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 28,532
Posted By ColoradoElk

Hello Fire: The Colorado Division of wildlife...

Hello Fire: The Colorado Division of wildlife website states that 170 yards is the average distance for an elk shot. I have no idea how they came up with that number, but there you have it...
08-03-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

I have found that to be a huge problem. Just...

I have found that to be a huge problem. Just about everyone likes to think about backpack hunting in the spring and early summer. Then, after the draw results are out and a tag is drawn folks start...
08-03-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

I tried the deboning method before and did not...

I tried the deboning method before and did not care for it. I ended up with mushy bags of meat that were difficult to pack. After gutting, I prop open the carcass with a stick for cooling. At...
08-02-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

Hello there Hurricane. I have never seen trees...

Hello there Hurricane. I have never seen trees that large at 11,500 feet in Colorado. What unit is that?
08-02-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

That is a great picture Champlain. I was going...

That is a great picture Champlain. I was going to say the setup works well when packing out game, I gut the animal and pack out "camp" to the pickup using just the soft pack. Waiting for me at the...
08-02-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

I have been using this pack and have been very...

I have been using this pack and have been very happy with it:...
07-29-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

Your camp pictures are great! I used a bivy once...

Your camp pictures are great! I used a bivy once and never will again. I would not focus too much on weight, I could easily drop 25 pounds (from my 90ish) just by going to a lighter tent and pack,...
07-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

Hi OBE: You will not be able to pack enough...

Hi OBE: You will not be able to pack enough water and will need a filtration system. I used to carry crystal light to add to water after the tablets to make the taste better, but now prefer...
07-27-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,775
Posted By ColoradoElk

Hi Salukipv: The best hunts I have had have been...

Hi Salukipv: The best hunts I have had have been pack-in backcountry hunts in Colorado. They have also been the toughest. I was fortunate to draw a high country buck tag in CO this year and could not...
Forum: Guns
07-27-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,145
Posted By ColoradoElk

"Sorry if i sound a bit confused. I'm just not...

"Sorry if i sound a bit confused. I'm just not sure what formula was used to say that 1,000 is enough but 800 or 700 or 500 is not. OR that it shouldn't be 1,500"

What did the Colorado Division...
Forum: Guns
07-25-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,145
Posted By ColoradoElk

If hunting in Colorado and maintaining possession...

If hunting in Colorado and maintaining possession of your rifle, pickup and other gear is a goal of yours, I'd suggest keeping with the 1,000 ft/lbs at 100 yards. Otherwise, you are a POACHER.

1....
Forum: Guns
07-25-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By ColoradoElk

Gunbroker has them starting at about $450. I am...

Gunbroker has them starting at about $450. I am not sure what you are refurbishing, but it will probably detract from the value.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=135063323
Forum: Guns
07-06-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: let's talk CCW

Colorado is a "must issue" state meaning that if you are legally able to purchase a pistol, your sheriff must issue you a concealed carry permit. Classes run the gamut from a three hour classroom...
Forum: Guns
07-04-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: 300 savage info

Hi Spiff: The 300 Savage is a great deer cartridge and the one I chose for my daughter for that purpose. The recoil of the cartridge is very low and easy to reload. The best bullet weight is 150 gr...
Forum: Guns
02-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: 22 Magnum

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=122055120

That is what I would get. Not associated with seller in anyway. Good luck.
Forum: Guns
02-08-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,416
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Core Lok 30 06 125 grains...anyone hunt with them? Get deer pass through?

[quote]ORIGINAL: Hurricanespg

I have shot lots of deer using 125gr out of the '06, and all of them were pass thru's.


What's the difference between shooting 125gr's out of a 30-06, and...
02-04-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Tag Costs / Applications Non-residents

The Colorado DOW does not "make" a significant amount of money from applicants that purchase preference points/have no chance of drawing. Most of the application cost is quickly returned. The only...
10-04-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,934
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Elk Poll:Where, What, When?

Hello there everyone.

1) Eagles Nest Wilderness Area
2) 1st Rifle, Elk only, Either sex tag, Season is five days long.
3) Park the pickup, hike in until I find them and take the first legal...
10-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,933
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Elk Rifle "Hunters"/Spider Bull

Dopler makes some good points, as has everyone else. However, I don't see alot of the elk hunting he describes in Colorado. There are some cow tags available in September, but the first rifle season...
09-30-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: .204 for elk....

My mistake, poor choice of words...

Rather than pack in with horses, because they are a pita, in the past, I would gut out an elk, hang it, hike out, drive home, hook up the trailer, bring the...
09-30-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: .204 for elk....

Wow, you guys eat like kings!!! I buy MREs with the heater sleeves from Meyers Custom Supply, throw out everything except the heater, the main and the side, add an additionalfoil pouch of Bumblebee...
09-22-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,964
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Why are the Magnum elk hunters the bad guys???

I don't need a magnum for elk either, which is why I chose the .375 Ruger. The 375 Ruger has morevelocity, thus more energy and penetration than the 375 H&H "MAGNUM". Ballistically, the 375 H&H...
09-22-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,964
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Why are the Magnum elk hunters the bad guys???

Hello there BBJ: There is a similar poll over on AR in the American Hunting section about what people will be packing this year. No fear of magnums over there (although I suspect the percentage of...
09-17-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Recoil Management Training..

The biggest problem I see with "recoil management" is that "new" shooters get a .22, slap a scope on it and shoot decent groups at 50 yards. They graduate to something larger, perhaps a 270, shoot...
09-07-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Hello there Minnesota: Your posts are difficult to read and poorly written.AlthoughI enjoy shooting my 375 Ruger NON MAGNUM, which weighs in at 4 ounces more than a current production M70 in 270 win,...
09-06-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,081
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Hey there BigBulls. In the golden days of this forum we had folks like BeaverJack etc and I think you lived in NorthG at the time. There was a great deal of spirited debate about "hunters" using...
09-04-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,759
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

Hello Everyone: I have used a Sako 75 chambered for .416 Rem firing a 300 gr Barnes X at 2,850 fps. The SD is quite low at .24, it is light for caliber and, well, it is a Barnes so that makes up for...
08-20-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Hello HB, to add levity to the thread, I hope you aren't holding your breath waiting for additional stimulation by Uncle Sam, it sounds dirty particularly given the seemingly high percentage of...
08-17-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Hello there Super. It sounds like your family has had some great hunging experiences! Your post is interesting to me in that it appears your have a choice of calibers larger than .270, but select the...
08-12-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Why bother calling to find the answer you are looking for when you can just make it up?
08-03-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Hello James:

The cracked stock was not a McMillan product, but was the original stock installed by Ruger. McMillan has a lifetime warranty on their products, except for the Edge Model, which is...
07-27-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Hello there everyone (and EKM).

A reply would have been interesting but unneccesary. Although not atop tenof mine, if a fellow wants to shoot an '06, they have made an acceptable choice....
07-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Phil is holding the 458 and the Rigby.

The article referenced was written by Phil.

Also, based on review of his article, please provide the link to substantiate your statement:

An...
07-23-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,699
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Did you just make that up? Mr. Shoemaker uses the screename "458WIN" for a reason.

http://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/article.cfm?tocid=1043&magid=75
Forum: Guns
02-07-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,345
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: .577 NE or .600 NE double rifle?

If you are sold on a double, I would forget about the .577 and .600. The penetration of either is less than a .470 or .500 Nitro, they are quite heavy and ridiculously expensive to shoot. Butch...
02-07-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,254
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Favorite Mule Deer Cartridge?

7x64 with the 156gr Oryx works for me. I don't own a .270 but that would work as well...
01-05-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 48,125
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Poll: Elk Cartridge Preferences

Hello EKM and happy belated New Year to everyone at HNI.

I did pick up a .375 Ruger in March, 07. At that time, I was only able to get a box of ammunition and unfired cases were not available. I...
12-26-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 48,125
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Poll: Elk Cartridge Preferences

EKM, I'm still chuckling about the 270 & 30.06 reference. It reminds me of my neighbor's dog that will never grow up to be a man asthe result of a certain surgical procedure...

In any event, I...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: Marlin 25, used, value?

The Marlin 25s sold for about $80. $300 is ridculous.
10-17-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,421
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: DIY Colorado Elk Hunt: 1-2-3

Great story! Thank you for sharing. Why the 375 instead of the 338?
Forum: Guns
04-05-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: 375-Ruger

The 375 Ruger is abrand new case, notbased on any previous design so it is unique in that respect. Additionally, this is the first standard length action that is "Africa DG Legal", another first....
Forum: Guns
04-05-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By ColoradoElk

RE: 375-Ruger

The rifles are out ($850 and up on Gunsamerica), I have had mine several months. Although Midway has loaded ammunition, I imagine it will be quite some time before cases will be available in bulk.
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