A bow of any sort during the rut! It doesn't get better than that for me!
I respect you archery guys but I'd rather have my 300rum in my hand during migration anytime! The weather is way too hot during the rut!
My weapon of choice is my bow. Currently I'm shooting a Mathews DXT but it's time to upgrade. I'm looking at getting either a Hoyt Faktor or one of the Bowtechs, either the RPM 360 or the Experience.
I am not opposed to rifle hunting but love bowhunting! For my rifle.... That's a problem that I'm currently dealing with. I have a Savage 110FP in .25-06. Would it kill an elk? Sure, but it's not ideal. I'm looking at getting a Browning .325 WSM for elk and I believe I'll install my .300 WM barrel on my Savage and just run it like that. My rifle is currently topped with a Super Sniper 10x42.
Anyone have experience with the .325 WSM on elk?
300 Weatherby Fibermark, with a 3.5 x 10 Schmidt & Bender, 200 grain Speer soft point. Never more than one shot, mostly black timber, but did reach across a canyon once on one bull that thought he was safe! After 20 years the barrel was shot out so I switched to a 300 WSM and use 180 grain nosler partitions. That Weatherby sure blessed me with a lot of trophies and memories. Also saved my butt once from a black bear that had a attitude problem!
My favorite time to hunt elk is mid September, my favorite weapon is not allowed at that time of year here. My choice is the .300Win mag, it's never let me down no matter what bullet I have shot through it.
my custom 7wsm topped off with a leupold mark 4 4.5-14x50 using 160 accubonds now working on a new load with the new 150 gr long range accubonds
Gotta be a bow! I don't even own a rifle. Currently it's a Hoyt Faktor Turbo.
The first elk I took with this rifle was a 6x6 bull at 60 yards in the timber. It completely lifted the front of the elk off the ground. Needless to say I was impressed.