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Old 04-01-2013, 09:00 AM
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If you ever get to see a good wolf pelt made into a rug similar to a bear rug you would understand. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:07 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

A lot of places you don't need a tag but some places you do.
Yesterday I went back thru and read this whole thread again.
I like the shoulder shot if possible, wolves can run like the wind. So you might as well slow them down.

I like the 243 on up thru the 6.555 modern pressure. My wolf rifle is a 6.5 Creedmoor. As a general rule u don't have to go crazy on the optics. It depends on your budget. Also if you want to get more than 1 it is advantageous to be able to hit a running wolf.

The general rule is if there are wolves I front of you, u ought to be killing them..
I would agree with Sourdough on the 25/06 . Its about the easiest cartridge to get into for a dedicated wolf rifle. The 243 is great also. I myself Really like the 6.5 s.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:40 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

22 cal usually does not come out, 24, and 25 caliber usually blow a .5-1 inch hole out. Front shoulders or chest shot flops them right on the ground!
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:33 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

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The last time I was in the Lamar Valley, the week before Christmas, I did not see one elk from Tower to Cooke City and very few Bison and the snow was not all that deep. The thought of wolves during elk calving season makes me sick. Forget the AR's, get some full auto Brownings and mount them on the back of a truck or 4 wheeler!!!
Thank you Montana! I was going to suggest a BAR (though not full auto) in any one of a number of calibers, but mine is 270win. I've never shot a wolf, but I'd be willing to bet my 110gr BTSP load leaving the barrel at 3250 would do a number on about any wolf on the planet with decent placement. This load shoots .5" groups from this gun and the recoil is very light so quick follow up shots are quite possible.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:27 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

For you guy's in Alaska talking about the 243, what bullet weight is being used? My guess is a 95-105 but I dont know.
The more I shoot my 243 the more I like it, easy to find ammo for it even in
this shortage, at least around here.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:46 AM
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For you guy's in Alaska talking about the 243, what bullet weight is being used? My guess is a 95-105 but I dont know.
The more I shoot my 243 the more I like it, easy to find ammo for it even in
this shortage, at least around here.
Not meaning to sidetrack the thread, but for the love of the 243win, Damol try the Federal blue box 80gr HP and 100gr SP. Both were very accurate in my 243 and velocities are close to listed; 3300+fps and 2940fps respectively. (22" tube) Capable of .25 MOA groups. Not exotic projectiles but I'm sure they get the job done on yotes to bucks and as economical as you're likely to find.

Yes, Alaskans we are intrigued...what projectiles do you use on your zombiewoofs?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:38 AM
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I've used Searra .85 gr. HPBT Game Kings for 40 years and have found them to be devastating on deer. Have killed more then 50 with them. - - - - - - - - - -

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