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Old 05-11-2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

i'm having my winny 70 (7WSM) rebarreled in 7SAUM for my long range hunting /precision rifle, but i also plan to keep this in the truck in case i get the urge to take a long shot....

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Old 05-12-2012, 12:12 AM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

The 6.5 or the 6.8 would be good choices....
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:10 AM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

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Actually, I've been seeing somewhat opposite listings. Wolf makes cheap Grendel ammo, Hornady now offers ammo & brass, Lapua is offering Grendel brass & of course the Alexander Arms offerings. The Grendel is here to stay if I had to bet on it. 6.5mm bullets are everywhere, not so for the lighter 277's. IIRC Rem & SSA make SPC brass but cannot recall others...

Just food for thought.I know a few of the Grendel items are very new & most probably don't know they are out there.
I think both rounds are really starting to catch on. For 6.8 ammo- Barrett, BVAC, Corbon, Double Tap, Remington, Hornandy, RAM, SSA, Wilson Combat, Hunting Shack, and a few others are offering loaded rounds. Most of them are using Hornandy, Rem, and SSA brass. But the bullet selection from each is growing pretty quick.

I did some looking on the Grendel and was happy to see how many manufacturers are now making stuff for it, especially since I wanted to build a Grendel in the first place. About 10 times more stuff is around now than last time I looked. So much so that I'm going to rebarrel my last 5.56 AR in Grendel as soon as I can get a barrel and BCG. Tree mutts beware!
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:44 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

Hi fellow shooters, maybe a side point to some, but I have a hard time skinning and tanning multi-part wolves. They don't stretch too well either and our fur buyers only pay $500.00 to $1,000.00 for whole wolves, not holed wolves. Keep the terminal ballistics in mind and try to avoid complete penetration, ( read: no exit holes ) My picks here in Alaska are the .204 and .243 for close and long range...... just match your bullet and do your part, either of them is more than capable of quick clean kills. Enjoy the hunt, keep your powder dry.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:22 AM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

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Hi fellow shooters, maybe a side point to some, but I have a hard time skinning and tanning multi-part wolves. They don't stretch too well either and our fur buyers only pay $500.00 to $1,000.00 for whole wolves, not holed wolves. Keep the terminal ballistics in mind and try to avoid complete penetration, ( read: no exit holes ) My picks here in Alaska are the .204 and .243 for close and long range...... just match your bullet and do your part, either of them is more than capable of quick clean kills. Enjoy the hunt, keep your powder dry.
My thoughts exactly,I use a 6x45 AR as my main Yote rifle.I think with the right bullet,damage to a wolf would not be too severe.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:19 AM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

guess I kinda went the other way with that..... currently working on a lighter weight 7 rum speecifically for a fall wolf hunt.

Wish alaska had a varmint classification....
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:10 PM
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Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle

That would be better for ALL the other critters comfisherman, management is a hard learned game of balance/counter balance. Someone has to take that 'first step' but boy the wait for that to happen can be a long one. We don't have the thinking men still at the helm here anymore and it seems like we are going around in circles when it comes to true game management. We can help on the local level and talk to the elders to get a grasp but times are changing. Have a good hunt. Billy
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