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jjenness
10-11-2012, 10:05 AM
I thought it would be interesting to see what weapon everyone would use if you were one of the lucky hunters that won the Eastmans' elk or deer hunt. I would probably take my bow and try to seal the deal with it, but I would probably also take a rifle just because it is a once in a lifetime hunt. What would you do?

Old Hunter
10-11-2012, 10:15 AM
Elk hunt is an elk hunt. I'd use my muzzleloader like I do now.

Colorado Cowboy
10-11-2012, 10:18 AM
If it was an elk hunt, my custom .300 Wby. if deer or antelope, my Ruger 25-06. I shoot both very well and they do the job.

hardstalk
10-11-2012, 10:33 AM
Bow with a back up weapon being a spear. That would get some views huh?

jjenness
10-11-2012, 11:14 AM
Thats funny you mention a spear. There was some proposed legislation here in MT for there to be a spear season. I am not sure where that stands now, but I thought it was just a reason for someone to go out and act like an idiot. Sorry if anyone hunts with a spear, I don't mean to insult you personally!:D

xtreme
10-11-2012, 11:28 AM
I would use my Browing A-bolt with Leupold VX-7 shooting 168gr Bergers or 160 gr accubonds.

hardstalk
10-11-2012, 11:32 AM
The funny part is that if you do get a 200" buck with a spear someone would still claim "with enough money i could do it too".

Or, "the spears now a days make it easy"

Drhorsepower
10-11-2012, 11:43 AM
Whatever gun they told me to use ;)

Elkoholic307
10-11-2012, 12:20 PM
My Savage Weather Warrior in 300 Win.

Musket Man
10-11-2012, 12:41 PM
I would take my old pre 64 model 70 270. I have alot of confidence in that gun!

HuskyMusky
10-11-2012, 02:33 PM
Aren't those hunts always rifle hunts?

Murdy
10-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Bow with a back up weapon being a spear. That would get some views huh?

Been Done: http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/st-louis-county-hunter-becomes-first-state-take-deer-atlatl :)

hardstalk
10-11-2012, 03:54 PM
Awesome! Im jealous.

ivorytip
10-11-2012, 05:33 PM
musket man..... nuff said! ive tried diff guns, 338, 300, .308, 280 short, 7m..... i allways go back to my pre 64. has never failed me. people call it a shot placement gun, but isnt that the point..... so yeah my modle 70 .270 (ole bessy)

Booner
10-11-2012, 07:35 PM
Probably my Rem. 700 CDL in .264 win mag. It would have to do for elk because it's the biggest caliber I own.

Old Hunter
10-11-2012, 09:22 PM
Aren't those hunts always rifle hunts?


I watched one this morning that a guy won. It was an elk hunt in Colorado. He had a shot at 400yds, and they wouldn't let him take the shot. They came back the next day, and shot a nice bull at 44 yds. Sure didn't need a rifle for that one. Muzzleloader, or a good bow would have been fine.

Darktimber
10-11-2012, 09:41 PM
Bow and bow only. It would be hard not to get into bow range on those units.

Edelweiss
10-11-2012, 10:05 PM
Sauer 202 in 9.3x62 or Blaser k95 in 30-06. If distances were long, my custom built 375 Ruger with VLD bullets.

JC523
10-12-2012, 05:55 AM
30-378 wby

BOHNTR
10-12-2012, 07:31 AM
I'm a bowhunter.......

VTBwana
10-12-2012, 07:49 AM
I thought it would be interesting to see what weapon everyone would use if you were one of the lucky hunters that won the Eastmans' elk or deer hunt. I would probably take my bow and try to seal the deal with it, but I would probably also take a rifle just because it is a once in a lifetime hunt. What would you do?

September=Bowtech!
Oct-Nov=ER Shaw MK IV in .35 Whelen AI w/Meopta Meopro 3-9 x42

EdD270
10-19-2012, 03:52 PM
I'd use the Remington .270 that I've hunted with since the early 1970's. It's taken several elk and deer, no reason to think it won't continue to do so.