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6.5-284 for elk?

 
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:35 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 for elk?

Great picture! Congrats on the successful cat. I'd love to hunt those one day. In regards to the post topic, my experience with the 6.5x284 is that it combines phenomenal ballistics with a moderately high-power round, that I've seen take plenty of deer, and some elk as well. I wouldn't hesitate to use it on one of my elk hunts.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:20 AM
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Thanks guys. Like spot and Stalking cats and this was a trophy on both accounts.
Wow, that's a big cat. Where was it taken?
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:18 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 for elk?

Idaho, about 2 hours from Boise.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:33 AM
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Idaho, about 2 hours from Boise.
Reminds me a lot of one I ran into above Brownlee Chukar hunting one day.

Tense moment to be sure. Congrats on a great cat.

Did you get a chance to weigh him?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:00 AM
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No sir. I was a ways in so I skinned it. Taxidermist estimated 140. He is 7 feet 2 inch nose to tail. Spread was like 54. He said it was a good cat. Big ones here run about 175.
I have always passed on cats when hunting with our hound guys. I have been trying for a couple of years to get one via spot and stalk. This gave me my longest shot on game opportunity and a good cat. Happy. Rug will go next to me wolf.
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