Originally Posted by ntg
BTW...I was just looking on the Federal Premium Ammunition - Every Shot Counts
website. They don't even suggest any of their 25-06 loads for elk if that's what you're aim is. Not that you can't do it...they use to us a 30-30 a century ago to do it, but like I said there's a small "comfort margin" in the 25-06 when your game is elk. If I was going that route with elk, I'd certainly get a stout bullet like the partition to give me a bit of an edge.
Well, I dd buy a General Deer & Elk license but, so far I haven't entered any of the special drawings (due June 1). I am not so sure I need all that.
One of my friends said the other day, he was going to go talk with this guy who is one of the larger Land Owners around here. He doesn't allow hunting on any of his land (miles x miles) except for himself but, my friend said he's sure he will make an exception for me. That would be really special since I hear everybody saying: "all the deer & elk head over to TG's ranch come hunting season".
I think I can control myself enough to NOT take a shot at an Elk unless I'm 100% sure of a clean kill. Plus I will have someone with experience with me to keep me calm and do what is right.
I went with the 25.06 because everybody told me it would be best for the recoil & my body. BTW, I already put a down payment on this rifle. I put 25% down on lay away for 60 days. So I don't know if I can change my mind and select another caliber like the 7mm. That is, if they have it in stock.
Thanks again for all the excellent advice !