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826 mule deer and 850 elk, CO.

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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: 826 mule deer and 850 elk, CO.

Jim and I tied a limb in the antlers with the front legs and drug that SOB down to the road about 3/4 mile away.

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Unread 03-09-2011, 11:07 AM
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Re: 826 mule deer and 850 elk, CO.

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I'm in the process of getting a 7mm Dakota up and shooting for this year...I'm not sure which bullet go with but I have 160gr Accubonds loaded up right now, and I'm thinking if velocity and accuracy are there, that's what I'll stick with for now, although I might scam a few Bergers off Jim and try them out.
I picked up an 8 twist 7mm barrel with hopes of running 180 bergers with a dakota too, but I had a surgery and am not spending any money till I'm back to work. And the dakota die and brass cost has me looking at alternatives.
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Unread 03-09-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: 826 mule deer and 850 elk, CO.

Honestly that 7 rum gave me some fits. Shot well enough but after sitting most of last winter this past summers shooting of it was a little eratic with the loads from 6 months earlier producing more velocity and pressure. I did some more load work and the thing just wasn't acting like it should so I pulled the barrel after 400 rounds.

Honestly I'm done with hot-rod 7mm, that rifle is now a very nice edge that is shooting great. My next 7 will be a saum in a nice 9lb packing rifle.
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