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Old 11-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Guys, Interested in hearing which calibres you use for Elk huntin an epsecially any of those in Arizona!

Looks promosing that next year Il be able to apply for a Tag!

Could arrange to take one of my own Rifles.
Rem700 .270win
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Ruger Hawkey .35-06

My buddy shoots em with a Bow so i dont think its guna matter!?

Im also unsure of what Calibre the buddy has if any to borrow.

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Old 11-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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A Whelan Lad should use a .35 Whelan. Jus' sayin'.
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Theres a fair chance that Lad will do such a thing

Hoping to hear a few responses and sooner than later il do some research on the exact area an chose a calibre from there. eg Long shots or generally closer etc.

I wont Lie, Id much rather Hunt that Elk than shoot it from a few hundred away

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Only elk I ever bagged was with a 7mm Rem mag.

My daddy was fond of his 300 Weatherby mag and took several elk with that caliber.
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1st problem to get solved for an Az Elk hunt is getting drawn for a tag..lol....

Caliber wise several are plenty effective.However since our AZ Elk shots here tend to be of some distance 7mag, 300mag 338 are my suggestions
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Either of the two guns you have would work fine. The very hardest part of getting an elk here is the tag.
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Yeah righto, Will have to wait until Feb an lodge a Tag... then wait an see if its on.

My buddy has had no problems getting a tag last few years?
Hes doing his Guiding license which is Why il be huntin Az fora Mr Elk!
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Whatever caliber/round you choose...it MUST be different than the one you own! This is how your gun collection will grow! If you have a significant other, then they surely must agree so that your memorable trip is truly memorable with your newly acquired elk killing machine!
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The .338 Win. Mag. is a tried and true elk killer. We are allowed 3 elk tags a year. Resident tags are OTC. The .338 Mag. is a very popular rifle for elk hunters using the 250 gr. bullets.
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Hahaha Mooser I hear you although these two rifles are close to the heart.
My first Big Game.rifle.was the Rem700 .270... shot my record book Sambar with it, come to think of it shot all the cool deer with the .270, My first Red deer a 10 pt and also its my Fallow deer rifle too... Hell!!! Ive made up my mind !

You guys would have Dozens of different Ammo options so Factory ammo it will be.. A once in a Lifetime trip means no money spared on Ammo!!

Cheers fellas!
still interested in hearing your choice of cal an shot lengths on average.

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