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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger84 View Post
    So I believe it will be a 7mm-08 but am considering a 270 also.
    Both guns will do fine. I shot a bull at 400 yards in Idaho with a 7mm-08 and he dropped in his tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger84 View Post
    Thanks mcseal. That is good stuff. Ever hunted or have any thoughts on Colorado?
    I hunted Colorado out around Silt one time a dozen years ago. We got into some elk by hunting an area with a real steep climb in but came home empty handed. We were really green and botched a couple good opportunities then a trigger happy member of our group blew the group onto the private land trying a 700yd shot. I found an area I like in Wyoming and haven't been back to Colorado. I know several guys that go to Colorado each year and they never seem to bring home anything real big. Not sure where they are hunting, I'm sure there are better units. I bought the Big Game Hunters Guide to Colorado and it was a good read, but is dated some now. It might be worth checking out and lots of these other guys will know way more about me than Colorado.

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    I hunted with Beaver Trap Outfitters in Wyoming under the previous owner and had a good hunt. I got to hunt with the current owner also that trip and he is a great guy. Ross will hunt you as hard as you are willing to hunt, if you are in good shape I'd bet on him finding you bulls. He has a website you can look up.
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    Thanks Tdub. Do you happen to remember what bullet you were using?

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    Badger, If you want to get that point, you have until the end of September to buy it. Maybe someone else knows the cut-off date.
    Good luck, and get that 7mm/08...it'll get the job done without all the noise & recoil of the magnum calibers. I know a young lady who gets her elk every year with a .243. She is one heck of a shot with that rifle, and knows it's limitations.

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    Going with an outfitter for your first hunt is a good plan, but than again I'm biased I can't speak of grizzlies, but frankly the wolf situation prolly isn't as bad as it's made out to be. Wyoming offers some fine elk hunting. My advice, when you do go with an outfitter take the time to learn about elk and elk hunting and even camp-building from them. Don't just make it a tag-along hunt, but use it as an opportunity to learn. A good outfitter who is willing to teach can take several years off the learning curve.
    Two Bear Outfitters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger84 View Post
    Thanks Tdub. Do you happen to remember what bullet you were using?
    I was just using factory bullets, Remington CoreLokt 140grains. The damage those bullets do that I have seen are pretty amazing, great mushrooms and weight retention every time.

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    Thanks shootbrownelk. I purchased my point last night. Also the info. on calibers is good stuff. I have decided to go with the 7mm-08 for sure. Any other info. is greatly appreciated.

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    Thanks Twobear. That is some really good advice. I am more about the hunt than taking an animal anyway. Don't get me qrong it is a lot of money to not bring an elk home but if I see some elk that would be a good hunt in my book. I have never been out west so I am already excited even though it is a xouple years away.
    What is the situation on nonresident tags in Montana? Is it on a draw?
    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger84 View Post
    Thanks Twobear. That is some really good advice. I am more about the hunt than taking an animal anyway. Don't get me qrong it is a lot of money to not bring an elk home but if I see some elk that would be a good hunt in my book. I have never been out west so I am already excited even though it is a xouple years away.
    What is the situation on nonresident tags in Montana? Is it on a draw?
    Thanks again
    Montana is on a draw for Elk and Deer. They have a combo tag that will give you Elk, Deer all your stamps and fishing and Hunting License. It's just shy of $1000, you can buy an Elk combo with everything except the Deer tag for about $760. since they raised the price a couple of years ago they've had General tags left over and even as we speak they have about 700 still available.

 

 

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