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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyp View Post
    elk rifle??? kimber montana 300wsm with talley light weight mounts, leupold 3x9 ultra light and loaded with federal premium 180 grain accu bonds sighted 3" high at 100 yds
    I purchased a Tikka T3 in 300 wsm. I have a sub MOA load worked up with 165 Nosler Accubonds with 65 grains of H4350 and CCI mag primers. Was curious why you went with the 180s vs. something like the 165s. (Specifically speaking for elk). I am torn on working up a heavier load for elk but not sure if I need to. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I am on the other side of coin, UH,

    I have a "quiver" of rifles, and feel comfortable with all of them. I do practice often with all of them as well.

    I love to shoot!

    I do think the one-rifle-one-hunter philosophy is a good one, just not for me.
    BB...Though I am a one rifle hunter, I think I have a gun buying problem. The first step to getting better is to admit my problem. I just can't stop buying guns, no matter how hard I try. I've bought four more since Christmas. The don't even fit in my quiver any longer. I've got a 400 yard range in my back yard and I want to fall a few big Fir trees to stretch it out to 600. I want to sell my portable bench and build a fixed bench. When will it end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    BB...Though I am a one rifle hunter, I think I have a gun buying problem. The first step to getting better is to admit my problem. I just can't stop buying guns, no matter how hard I try. I've bought four more since Christmas. The don't even fit in my quiver any longer. I've got a 400 yard range in my back yard and I want to fall a few big Fir trees to stretch it out to 600. I want to sell my portable bench and build a fixed bench. When will it end.
    When they pry the last one out of your cold dead hands!

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    Whether a person has one gun or a quiver of them, I think the biggest factor has to be being proficient with what they shoot. Practice, practice, practice can only help a persons odds in success. I've had a Winchester model 70 in 30-06 that I've had and hunted with since high school. I resently bought a Weatherby in 7mm Mag and I plan on shooting it at the range weekly to get proficient with it.

    Having one gun or a quiver of them? I don't see a problem, it seems like more of a blessing to me to have either option. I hope it never will end.

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    My elk rifle is a M70 Winchester "Black Shadow" with Leupold VXII 4x12. I paid under $400 at Bi-Mart back in 1998, It is my newest rifle. My only other rifle is my M70 in 25-06, I've been hunting with that rifle for over 30 years now, the last thing I took with that was my Big Horn ram. I guess I'm not a big gun buyer.

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    I have had the same rifle for 19 years, never felt the need to change. Weatherby mark V in a 338 win. I have it set up with a Zeiss rapid z 600. I mainly archery hunt now, but the 338 has never failed me and is a one shot wonder. I have done well with Hornandy 225 gr and currently have Barnes loaded up for the next rifle hunt, whenever that may be...

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    Winchester mod.70 stainless classics (2) 30.06 & .375 H&H mag. 165 gr.barnesX in the '06 and 235gr.barnesX in the .375.

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    Right now i am making up a 7mm STW with 168 g. bergers.

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    7mm since 1997 . I just bought a Savage accutrigger 300 win mag. with a Ziess scope.

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    358 Norma Magnum built on a P-14 Enfield Action
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