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Unread 10-10-2008, 02:08 PM
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Off To New Mexico

I am packing for my Elk hunt in Chama, N.M. I hope to leave this afternoon. My hunt starts on the fifteenth, but I would like a few days to accliment to the altitude. I will be hunting on a mountain that varies in elevation from 7400 feet to 11,500 and that is thin air coming from sea level.
I am going to hunt with my 338 Lapua shooting the 300 grain SMK at 2791 FPS. This load has proven to be a very consistent .3 MOA load out to 1036 yards, as far as I have been able to shoot here.





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    Unread 10-10-2008, 02:15 PM
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    Have a good hunt! Look forward to the stories and pics.
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    Unread 10-10-2008, 09:03 PM
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    Good luck on your hunt. How much does your rifle weigh, and how are you going to carry it around the mountain to hunt ?
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    Unread 10-14-2008, 11:42 AM
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    Where are you hunting? Draw hunt? Guided? Please share your experiences when you return.
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    Unread 10-15-2008, 08:00 PM
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    NM has great elk hunting! Do share your hunt experiences with us. Are you hunting with Ray Milligan?
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    Unread 10-17-2008, 12:39 PM
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    Good luck on your hunt. How much does your rifle weigh, and how are you going to carry it around the mountain to hunt ?
    I am not planing on a spot and stalk hunt, my plans are a spot and kill type of hunt.

    I arrived early inorder to accliment to the alltitude and to make sure that all systems are on go.

    I am hunting with RB Outfitters out of Chama, NM and we are hunting public land. I have hunted with Ron before and he is a Long Range friendly Outfitter.

    We will be headed to camp shortly and I begin hunting in the morning.

    Yes. I drew the tag.
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    Good luck and look forward to hearing the rest of your story. Nice looking/shooting rifle based on those photos.
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