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Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

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Unread 08-17-2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

What powder, col, primers are you using with your 257Wby? Mine likes RL22 behind 100gr TSXs. It won't shoot near the groups yours does but it's a 3/4 inch shooter. What a laser those 257s are!
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Unread 08-17-2009, 06:10 PM
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Re: Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

I think caribou is better than elk. Driving up on do it yourself hunt. I usually fly up but driving this year. Always do it yourself and never an unfilled tag. We need another guy this year but leaving tommorrow.

I am using Magpro in the 257 wby with CCI 250 primers. Could not get consistent velocities with this one and the 215 match primers. I think it is 75.5 grains. I don't have my notes with me. Magpro has done very well for me in a number of chamberings. I found this rifle on the used rack at Cabelas at a steal and thought it would be a great deer-antelope round for my son. All I did was free float the barrel and bed it. Standard Mk 5 wby with brake. It is one of my best shooters always in the 1-1.5" range at 400 yards but yesterday it went crazy. That was a three shot group by the way.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 06:21 PM
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Re: Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

That is one long drive to hunt. Interesting that a couple have said caribou is tastier than elk. I've never eaten elk and I always wondered how the two compared. I agree caribou is good eating though. I like it better than moose. I like dall sheep the best of the Alaskan game animals though.

Good luck and let us know how you do on your hunt when you're back home and settled?
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:54 PM
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Re: Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

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Originally Posted by phorwath View Post
I like dall sheep the best of the Alaskan game animals though.
+1 on that. Had a good Dall sheep hunt last August and a fellow hunter in camp got a HUGE caribou. I have to say both were better than elk and the Dall was just fantastic! I leave for africa on thursday and get to eat some tasty game over there from what I have heard. I will have a very nice review for ya'll to read about in a few weeks!
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