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    NABE07, I always hunt and almost always shoot...

    NABE07,

    I always hunt and almost always shoot with my scopes set on lowest power. It might just be the 3.5x might be of far more use to you than 10x.

    I'd go with I believe to be the industry...
  2. September 16-25. Have you figured out how...

    September 16-25.

    Have you figured out how you're going to move 2 bulls out five miles? Elk are huge.


    Best of luck.
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    A hunter can't go wrong with a .30 caliber. No...

    A hunter can't go wrong with a .30 caliber. No other North American big game cartridge was necessary after the US Army came up with the '06. But that wouldn't have been fun. There are a lot of...
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    Hi Mr Drysdale, Not all that long ago I found...

    Hi Mr Drysdale,

    Not all that long ago I found a pristine Sako AV at Cabelas Gun Library. Judging by the photos, the gun appeared brand new. A lady at Cabelas told me that it used to belong to a...
  5. Thread: Sako

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    bonecollector, You might want to take a look...

    bonecollector,

    You might want to take a look at this Website: www.sakocollectors.com
  6. Thread: Sako

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    Bonecollector, I've recently bought a Sako AV...

    Bonecollector,

    I've recently bought a Sako AV .270 Win from Cabelas that appears to have not been fired. It looks to be in brand new condition. A lady at Cabelas told me that it was owned by a...
  7. Thread: Sako

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    A week ago I checked out a Sako 85 at a gun...

    A week ago I checked out a Sako 85 at a gun store. It was a beautiful rifle. It was chambered for the .300 Win Mag. It was a very heavy rifle. In fact, that is the only negative thing I could write...
  8. Thread: 7MM STW Ammo

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    MT dreaming, 160 Partitions shoot very good...

    MT dreaming,

    160 Partitions shoot very good out of my 7MM Rem Mag. And they will kill huge elk.

    Do you hand load?
  9. Does British Columbia & Alberta sell...

    Does British Columbia & Alberta sell over-the-counter tags? Do they require nonresidents to hire guides?

    In the states, I'd almost assuredly try for a Wyoming tag, even if I had to buy a premium...
  10. Thread: Sako

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    Sako makes excellent rifles. But so do a lot of...

    Sako makes excellent rifles. But so do a lot of other manufacturers. More often than not, it boils down to preference.
  11. Thread: Savage 7WSM

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    cycloneshooter, That's a good question. I...

    cycloneshooter,

    That's a good question.

    I saw a short magnum for for this first time this year in an elk camp. I honestly have not seen any other hunter use s short mag. I know nothing about...
  12. Thread: Sakosis

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    Sakosis

    I just picked up what appears an unfired and mint condition Sako AV in .270 Win. I've recently learned that I'm assuredly suffering Sakosis. I hope there isn't a cure because I could be good for a...
  13. Thread: Gun For Wife

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    Hi robie, I agree with you 100%. Nothing lives...

    Hi robie,

    I agree with you 100%. Nothing lives sans its heart. It might go a short distance before it dies, but it will die. Nothing lives sans lungs. It might go a little father than a heart-shot...
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    packmule, I couldn't agree more. When I was...

    packmule,

    I couldn't agree more.

    When I was a kid and learning to hunt, the older hunters used 7MM Rem Mags, probably because at one time it was all the rage. When I decided I needed a bigger...
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    Hi robie, If you hand load there might be more...

    Hi robie,

    If you hand load there might be more options.

    I think that the guys advising you to go with the 7MM-08 Rem are on to something. The 7x57 has killed everything on our continent, so...
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    I've had to help two friends track bucks. Neither...

    I've had to help two friends track bucks. Neither were found. It was heartbreaking.

    While I have never had to, I'd help anyone, even hunters I don't know, track wounded big game. Sure, I'd like to...
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    miller, Best of luck to you. I hope you find...

    miller,

    Best of luck to you. I hope you find him.
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    Alaskan Moose

    Anyone hunt Alaskan moose with an outfitter that they'd recommend?
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    I have no knowledge of the Black Hills, but I do...

    I have no knowledge of the Black Hills, but I do of the Sierras and Rockies. I've been in a freezing cold hail storm in the Rockies in August and have seen snow in the Sierras in summer. My...
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    Hi Don, I'm glad you guys had a great time.

    Hi Don,

    I'm glad you guys had a great time.
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    Black Timber Outfitters will put you on HUGE...

    Black Timber Outfitters will put you on HUGE bulls: http://blacktimberoutfitters.net/

    Travis, AKA: Bighorn Ram, will find shooter bulls.
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    Thanks, guys, I really do appreciate all of your...

    Thanks, guys, I really do appreciate all of your kind words. I owe a lot of gratitude to my guide, Bighorn Ram. He has an extremely broad breadth of knowledge. He even gave me an archaeology lesson....
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    Buck8541, I'm with Hilltop. Unless you're...

    Buck8541,

    I'm with Hilltop. Unless you're intending to hunt a whole lot of really big game, I'd consider buying a less recoiling rifle. But then again, I've never liked shooting rifles that hurt...
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    I'm already thinking of the HUGE San Juan County...

    I'm already thinking of the HUGE San Juan County bucks. I was thinking of going with the Henrys, but I'm reconsidering.
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    Hi Hilltop, Yep, there will be more photos...

    Hi Hilltop,

    Yep, there will be more photos coming. My guide, Bighorn Ram, has them on his camera. As soon as he gets time, he'll download 'em & sent them to me.
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