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Old 01-11-2013, 09:21 AM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

I would not do any calling until you know what the wolves are up to. The wolves are already climbing to the highest point before you wake up in the morning. Staying out in the woods until dark is a must, and the best time to call. You all should know this web site is monitored by radical enviromentalists from Ketchum and Hailey Idaho.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

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14 woofs would be an eerie sight for sure! I'm gonna be hunting solo, so I figure I will call in the AM then spot and stalk in the PM. Any thoughts from the experienced woof hunters? I'm not really keen on callin in the PM and hiking out in the dark. Too many horror stories.
Chris
Going to a new area, especially solo, is gonna be tough. It usually requires a ton of time tracking, learning the territory of a pack, etc. Seems like hunting methods vary quite a bit for area to area. I'd call all the sporting goods stores and Fish n' Game Dept near where you plan to hunt and pick their brains, study topo maps, and ask here and maybe Predatormasters.com about the exact area you're planning to hunt. If yer' willin to hunt em, we're willin to help!
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:18 PM
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I would not do any calling until you know what the wolves are up to. The wolves are already climbing to the highest point before you wake up in the morning. Staying out in the woods until dark is a must, and the best time to call. You all should know this web site is monitored by radical enviromentalists from Ketchum and Hailey Idaho.
The nice thing about environmentalists is that they're almost never out in the environment. But that is something we should all keep in mind when posting.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

I don't know your area so I couldn't say. If you are going far enough back in then bivying out would work. I've never understood the walking to camp in the dark . All that wandering around just stinks up an area. Wolves live by their noses.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:49 AM
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If you where going to have a dedicated wolf hunting rifle what would it be?

I have an AR 15 in 223 but want something bigger so I was looking into AR 10's and came across WSSM in AR 15 platforms, like the weight savings idea of the AR 15

Just wondering what you guys would use and would love to hear any experience with the WSSM

Unless you can think of anything better!! Im all ears!!!

...... and we all know the ideal wolf gun would be a Dillon mounted in a helicopter buts let's keep it realistic ;).....
BOO, BOO, BOO!!!!

Please get the WSSMs out of your system it will be a big mistake. Every rifle made by the manufactures like Winchester & Browning chrome plate the inside of the barrels so they don't burn out by 500 rounds. ( if you don't believe me call them and ask like I did) Then even with the chrome plating you will lose accuracy by 1,500 rounds. Lots of negatives with these calibers. I have a Winchester Coyote .243 WSSM with a factory S/S varmint barrel. I did everything I could to get it to shoot more accurate. I glass bedded & pillar bedded the laminated wood stock and got it to shoot consistently 5/8" five shot groups with my best reloads. The 55 gr bullets shot the best. The factory 55 gr. ammo shot exactly the same. OH, you also have to bump the shoulders back (very critical to do with them) or they are very hard to close the bolt with your reloads. Not only that they are very hard to find ammo in stores at any price and before the "RUSH" they were at least $40.00 a box of 20. AND if you find a used one the barrel most likely will be burned out. You could get an after market S/S match barrel and if it is not chromed it will burn out in 500 rounds also. This is all IMHO.

I don't know why the .223 isn't one of the best one to have for wolves. If you go bigger you may destroy a beautiful pelt. If I am wrong please chime in.

joseph

PS The rest of my post is #12 : 6mm f-class caliber!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

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BOO, BOO, BOO!!!!



I don't know why the .223 isn't one of the best one to have for wolves. If you go bigger you may destroy a beautiful pelt. If I am wrong please chime in.

joseph

PS The rest of my post is #12 : 6mm f-class caliber!!!
Have you ever hunted long range with a 223? They work great if you just want to make leakers
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:08 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

Lots and lots of wolves have been and currently killed with the 17 Rem, 222 , 223. And 22-250 . . For a 70-80 lb wolf they kill them but sometimes the don't. . The 6 mm s and 25 s work well. . Some wolves get twice that big. A friend of mine shot a 140 poinsettias that was more than 7' from his nose to the root of his tail. In Bat Bay, Revilla Is.
Shot was from around 100 yards. Shooting his 06 with 180 gr Silvertips. Good shoulder shot. Knocked the wolf down and it couldn't get up. It laid on the beach breaking rocks with its teeth while it expired.
I know a guy here in the Copper Basin that lost a wolf that he shot and hit with his 300 Whby. Its skeleton was found close to where he shot it 2 years later by his son. . I've seen a wold run 400 yards after being double lunged from about 350-400 yrds with a 168 gr Sierra from an 06 .
The 6 PPC has been used very efficiently on wolves shooting the 80 gr Hornady fmj bullet with a m.v. of 2800 fps but it often takes 2 shots to hold them down. .

My self, I think an accurized H+K 91 in 6.5 Cm or 260 Rem. With a fluted chamber and PSG1 trigger group would be close to the ultimate wolf rifle. At least for the extreme conditions of winter time snogo hunting in Ak and Northern Canada ..4-16x illuminated holdover reticule scope.
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