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    I brought my .50 cal. muzzleloader on my Colorado deer hunt in Sept. (no shot taken), and am headed out on Friday for an "any elk" Wyoming hunt. The go to rifle for that is a .338 Win. Mag. Model 70 Super Grade. I just had the best range session ever using 185 gr.
    Barnes handloads. It will be my last attempt at taking a critter with the .454 Casull Taurus, which I will attempt if a lesser bull is approachable. Then on to the 30-06 Tikka for the Minnesota dear camp.

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    Depending on what species were hunting and the circumstance, I'll carry my .338 win mag and also a 25-06. If I feel like the opportunity might be ultra long range, then I'll take the .338 Lapua


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    I've changed over to 300 win mag. Used to have a mixed bag from 270-7mm-300. Its much easier to shoot one caliber, being able to pack one bullet that all rifles shoot is efficient and my hunting partner also shoots 300 so we are interchangeable if someone forgets ammo.
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    Gonna be heading to Montana for elk on November 2nd. Will be packing my trusty ol 300 wsm. Probably bring my 7/08 for a backup rifle

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    If I was heading West for fall rifle, it'd be my Browning Long Ranger Hunter in 7Mag.
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    Other notables for me personally...

    I have a .30-06 that has killed more elk for me than any other rifle. That one is usually my backup plan.

    I also have a .300 WBY Mag that just plain knocks stuff down. I killed my biggest buck to date with that rifle and if I had thought through declination an even bigger one would have been dead.
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    Am I the only one that hunts with a 30-06 all the time I have 150 and 180 gr Accubond hot loaded hand loads.......sometimes I get really crazy and load up Partitions.

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    I use my Ruger 30-06 for all big game. 165 grain Hornady Interbonds (factory superformance loads) for everything. I haven't had to adjust my scope in years...(Leupold vx3). I do take a 7mm-08 as a backup rifle but haven't needed a backup in many many years.

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    Win 70 30-06 150 gr soft point sierras.

    Took 2 antelope fawns - 25 yards and 340 yards. First time antelope hunter. Had 4 shot opps at bucks but no buck tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakypete View Post
    I took it to BC, and it's going to Montana Wednesday,model 70 extreme weather 7mm
    Listen you old goat are you sure you want to come to Montana! What part of the country you in? I'm up at Missoula.
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