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  1. Non custom rifle under $3000

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello, I plan on buying an elk/moose hunting rifle and want top of the line rifle. I really like the 300 wsm, 300 wm, and the 300 rum. The $3000 budget is only for the rifle, I have picked out a swarovski Scope that will be mounted on it. I originally liked the Kimber Mountain Ascent, but the...
  2. How many foot pounds needed to kill an elk?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I am wondering how many pounds are needed to humanely and cleanly put down an elk. I saw on hornady's website that a 180 Grain SST in 30-06 puts out around 1500 ft/lbs at around 500 yards. With relatively good bullet placement, will this down an elk? or should it be closer? thanks you.
  3. Seeking Hunting Partner

    My Neck-Of-The-Woods
    i'm looking for a hunting partner. i live in austin texas. i hunt with bow. i hunt elk, deer, caribou, moose etc. i have hunted in alaska, colorado, and new mexico. i am 52 years old and athletic. i'm easy going, respectable and respectful toward others. i am looking for the same in a...
  4. 358 Winchester Cast for Hunting?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello everyone and Merry Christmas to start. I need the definative answer on whether a cast bullet in a 358 Winchester can be a viable option in my new BLR for deer and elk out to 200yd ranges. I have poured over past post in both this forum and others. I have worn Google out on this issue...
  5. Elk Hunt

    Southwest Hunting
    After 25 years or so of not hunting, I am thinking of putting in for the cow elk draw in east central Nevada and would like opinions on firearm(s) to use. I have 308, 30-06 and my soon to be favorite Marlin 444s. Which one? If I use the 444, i am thinking the Beartooth 285 at about 2000 fps...
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