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#6145421 - 02/07/12 2012 elk rifle
ts300wsm Offline
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Registered: 04/24/11
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Loc: PA
I know its early but what will your go to rifle for this coming elk season ? I think I will use my Remington model 700 XCR II in 338 Win. mag or my XCR II in 300 RUM

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#6145505 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: ts300wsm]
Maverick940 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 1973
Loc: Alaska
.375 H&H.

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#6145519 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: Maverick940]
Royce Offline
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Registered: 12/28/03
Posts: 4726
Loc: zip code 59602
Either my 223 or my 243

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#6145559 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: Royce]
444Matt Offline
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Registered: 02/05/04
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Loc: Alabama
.270 ruger or 30-06 interarms for the more open country, 300 savage 99 or 30-30 marlin for the thick stuff

Got a ton of shooting inbetween now and then to make up my mind!

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#6145575 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: 444Matt]
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Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 434
Loc: Southern Michigan
Likely a moot point for me, about as likely to Elk Hunt as to winning the lottery, and I don't buy Lottery Tickets but there is a .300 Weatherby and a Mod 71 .348 Win. in the safe just in case.

Also a Ruger Super Redhawk .480 Ruger in case I really put the sneak on one.
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#6145634 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: Chuckbuster]
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Loc: Colorado
Bow in September.Prob .264 or 7mm Rem in October unless I acquire something new this summer.
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#6145663 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: exbiologist]
joshf303 Online   content
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Registered: 02/19/09
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Loc: South TX
Same for me...Archery in September. The new to me 280 AI that Lee built will probably get first nod. Its spitting out the 160gr Partitions and Accubonds under .5 MOA and hasnt been bloodied yet. 300 WSM Win Ex Weather will go as the back up Im sure, its rolling out the 180 Partitions just as well.

Its that time of the year,working on the out of state apps, and studying the units and odds. Sept cant get here fast enough!

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#6145776 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: joshf303]
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Registered: 01/04/09
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If I can get the time later this year or the next, I`ll use my 338-378 Accumark w/4.5-14x40 VX3.

The new Berger 300 gr VLD hunting hybrids should be available by then. I`ll try those at around 2800-2850 fps MV.
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#6145839 - 02/07/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: bigsqueeze]
338rcm Offline
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Loc: colorado
Same as in years past 338 win mag and a 300 win mag as a back up or vice versa.

Tried all the newbies WSMs RUMs RSAUM and some Weatherbys, These 2 seem to work best for my type of hunting

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#6146570 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: 338rcm]
Waders Offline
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Depends on the weather when I get up in the morning to go.
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#6146575 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: ts300wsm]
campcreek66 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 158
Loc: Woodland Park,CO
Gonna use my #1 in .375 H&H......

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#6146588 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: campcreek66]
Nelson Offline
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Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 264
Loc: Central Wa.
My Remington Hill Country 35 Whelen will be the rifle of choice.

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#6146622 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: Nelson]
colorado bob Offline
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Registered: 08/20/05
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Same one I've used for the past 30 years. Remington 700 in 30/06.

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#6146723 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: colorado bob]
Winnie Offline
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Registered: 08/07/10
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Loc: Central California
I wish I could go elk hunting, if I could it would be bow or my Ruger 30-06.

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#6146779 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: Winnie]
leverite2 Offline
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Registered: 10/21/06
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Loc: SW Washington State
350 Rem mag, 35 Whelen or 375 Ruger...depending on which direction I plan to go out of camp in the morning.

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#6147605 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: leverite2]
Biggs300 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/11
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Will take both my X-Bolt 300 win mag and Ruger 358 Win and the area we hunt will determine the one I use on a given day.
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#6147818 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: leverite2]
jwall Online   content
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Originally Posted By: leverite2
350 Rem mag, 35 Whelen or 375 Ruger...depending on which direction I plan to go out of camp in the morning.


Not to nit pick!!

What distinction is there for you between the 350RM & 35 W?

Guns themselves?

Bullets used?

? ?

Personal whim? I carry whatever gun I'm in the mood to hunt.
Just curious, no criticism.
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#6147955 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: jwall]
Coyote_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 02/07/04
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Loc: 6491 Feet Above Sea Level
Too early to know, but it has been a while since I hunted elk with the 7mm RM that was my only big-game-legal bolt rifle for 20+ years.

It will likely be one of the following, with a second for backup:

.280 Rem - Ruger #1, 140g TTSX, AccuBond or North Fork
7mm RM - Ruger M77 tang safety with iron sights, wood/blue, 160g North Fork
.30-06 Ruger M77 tang safety, wood/blue, 165g North Fork or 168g TTSX
.30-06 Ruger MKII, stainless/synthetic (boat paddle), 165g North Fork or 168g TTSX
.30-06 Remington M700, wood/blue, 165g North Fork or 168g TTSX
.300 WM Ruger MKII, blue/synthetic (boat paddle), 180g North Fork or 180g MRX
.338 WM Ruger MKII, stainless/synthetic (boat paddle), 225g AccuBond

All rifles have Burris Fullfiled II/Ballistic Plex scopes on them, in 3-9x or 4.5-14x.

I say "likely" because there is always a chance I'll find something I can't resist at a gun show...
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#6148003 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: Waders]
hotsoup Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 5471
bow in late aug and early sep. 270 win m70 sg for rifle season.

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#6148019 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: ts300wsm]
WyoJoe Offline
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Registered: 06/14/05
Posts: 2821
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Originally Posted By: ts300wsm
I know its early but what will your go to rifle for this coming elk season ?


My Encore pistol in .30/06. Got a deer with it last year and it is so addictive that I can't see me using anything else.

I will be carrying it if I get a moose tag too.
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#6148058 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: hotsoup]
MasterBlaster Offline
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Registered: 12/19/05
Posts: 597
My Dakota 76 in 300 DAK shooting 180gr SAF's.

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#6148076 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: WyoJoe]
rosco1 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3421
Loc: utah
M700 in 7mm wby and/or M700 in 35 whelen.

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#6148097 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: rosco1]
arffdog875 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 521
Loc: Grand Junction, CO
338 RUM and my 300 RUM as my back up!

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#6148142 - 02/08/12 Re: 2012 elk rifle [Re: arffdog875]
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Loc: Laramie WY
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