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    I'll admit to vacillating between the .280 Rem &...

    I'll admit to vacillating between the .280 Rem & 7MM Rem Mag as best for everything rifle. While I own a rifle chambered for the latter, we're I accorded a do-over, I'd of bought a Sako .280 Rem &...
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    Wyoming produces spectacular bucks. I want to go...

    Wyoming produces spectacular bucks. I want to go back.
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    I'd buy it. I've always had a soft spot of the...

    I'd buy it. I've always had a soft spot of the .300 H&H Mag. I don't need a .300 H&H. But I'd want one on a 700 action.
  4. Thread: .270 for elk

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    Hi ivorytip, I've been acquiring Utah bonus...

    Hi ivorytip,

    I've been acquiring Utah bonus points for 22 years. Utah is home of huge bulls.

    When I selected an outfitter & he found out how many bonus points I have, he put me on a limited...
  5. Thread: .270 for elk

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    I should be drawn in one of Utah's premier elk...

    I should be drawn in one of Utah's premier elk units where 400 class bulls are not uncommon. No one has more bonus points than me, so my chances are better than good. If I am drawn, I will use my 40...
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    40 year old Model 700 .270 Win.

    40 year old Model 700 .270 Win.
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    Deerhntr71, I don't a .300 Mag, but if I were...

    Deerhntr71,

    I don't a .300 Mag, but if I were to buy one it would be a .300 Win Mag.
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    BobT is on the money with an RCBS collet puller....

    BobT is on the money with an RCBS collet puller. It works beautifully.
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    I agree with jerm8352. I have the same scale. A...

    I agree with jerm8352. I have the same scale. A reliable & accurate scale is essential especially for handgun cartridges where overcharging can be dangerous.
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    For the life of me, I can't figure out what...

    For the life of me, I can't figure out what advantage super magnums have over standard cartridges. Regardless of cartridge, all animals will die sans heart and/or lungs. What destroys them is...
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    Alabama, I was in the identical predicament...

    Alabama,

    I was in the identical predicament with my 7MM Rem Mag. With scope it weighs 10 pounds, a lot when hiking up and down high mountains. So I decided to buy a lightweight rifle. I did a lot...
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    Work2hunt, I don't have a .280 Rem. I wish I...

    Work2hunt,

    I don't have a .280 Rem. I wish I did. Had I been as smart as I knew I was when I began rifle buying I would have bought a .280 & saved money that went to rifles and used it for...
  13. Umpqua Hunter, I'm going to use my Utah bonus...

    Umpqua Hunter,

    I'm going to use my Utah bonus points on a rut hunt. It's exciting to hear those big boys bugling. So I'd recommend rut hunting.
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    Ltsheets, I'm sure you know that elk are large...

    Ltsheets,

    I'm sure you know that elk are large animals. You might ruin a good elk trip were you to shoot.:) That's an old hunting joke. Anyway, be prepared to move a huge animal in order to gut it...
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    Thanks, guys, for your bullet help. I will give...

    Thanks, guys, for your bullet help. I will give Accubonds a try.

    I've spent countless hours today on my laptop researching Utah elk hunting. I've read about a trophy area in central Utah where...
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    BIGGCATT88, If you've never been in the Grey's...

    BIGGCATT88,

    If you've never been in the Grey's River region, you might want to think about hiring a guide. The rugged part isn't that bad if you're used to high elevation, rugged hunts. It's...
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    Hi tdcour, Thanks for the info. I've been on...

    Hi tdcour,

    Thanks for the info. I've been on the Utah Website & have talked with an employee. Because it's a drawing, there is a slight chance that that I'll have to wait until 2015. But I do have...
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    Thanks, guys. I will guesstimate that I have...

    Thanks, guys.

    I will guesstimate that I have 20 elk bonus points. Originally I was going to go with Monroe Mountain. I knew an archery hunter who deer hunted Monroe. He told me that he has seen...
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    Book Cliffs Trophy Elk

    I have a Utah bonus point for every year of its bonus point system. I am almost certain that I will be drawn next season. I'm giving a hard look at the early season, roadless Book Cliffs region. From...
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    MultiSpeciesHunter, Your right on target with...

    MultiSpeciesHunter,

    Your right on target with big bore rifles. "40 Years with the .45/70" is a book by Paul Matthews. He began big game hunting with an '06. Then he was introduced to the .45/70....
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    mcseal2, I'm right with you with your aversion...

    mcseal2,

    I'm right with you with your aversion to recoil. I've fired rifles that were just too painful. Merely looking at mega-magnum cartridges causes me to flinch. And reality is they aren't...
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    MultiSpeciesHunter, I have read opposing...

    MultiSpeciesHunter,

    I have read opposing research about velocity causing death. From my experience, I don't think it does. All of us have knowledge of big game animals that were poorly hit with...
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    ddress00, The .308 Winchester cartridge is...

    ddress00,

    The .308 Winchester cartridge is enigma. It's also one of the best cartridges for all North American game. Lots of Rocky Mountain hunters use it.

    After climbing all over the Rockies...
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    Where to Find Trophy Bulls

    http://huntingthewest.wordpress.com/tag/best-state-for-trophy-elk/

    I hope it's helpful.
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    There's a lot of excellent advice in your post. I...

    There's a lot of excellent advice in your post. I agree with your 870 choice. Were I to fish in grizzly habitat, I'd want an 870 & slugs. As I see it, a shoulder-fired weapon is best self-defense.
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