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Old 07-21-2008, 10:40 PM
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Way too much water in the Artic to be a desert IMHO. During hunting season in the Artic you can't hardly step anywhere with out a bit of water..

I have 7 years of working and hunting experience in the Artic and that is the basis of my answer
I was just being a smart *****, I may be wrong, but I thought the average precip was very low in the antartica (which I should have said) but oh well;)
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:43 PM
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A desert elk hunt? I've never heard of such a thing. I guess I have and continue to lead a sheltered life(lol) . Any way, why not use Sierra 165 Game Kings. I can think of no better bulet and it should already be sighted in since you shoot SMK's.
I know it sounds funny. The first time I saw an elk in the desert it looked way out of place. They were originally plains animals before we drove them into the thick stuff.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:38 PM
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Elevation around 6800 ft sagebrush and quakey patches open valley and
long draws.
Closed to motor vehicle travel, foot or horse back, have horses to pack out
any animals down.
Not a lot of people hunting this unit and a lot of private land..
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:07 PM
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Re: 30-06 open desert elk hunt

What weight of SMK are you shooting?
If its 160+, I'd shoot what you are used to.
They will work!
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:23 PM
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Re: 30-06 open desert elk hunt

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I was just being a smart *****, I may be wrong, but I thought the average precip was very low in the antartica (which I should have said) but oh well;)
With no intention of dragging this in a different direction. Buy you are right:

The Arctic is a Desert
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:57 PM
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Re: 30-06 open desert elk hunt

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What weight of SMK are you shooting?
If its 160+, I'd shoot what you are used to.
They will work!
At 30-06 velocities the 168's dont work well past 350 yards and niether do the 190's for that matter. They WILL pencil straight on through. Elk are too tough to leave reliable expansion as a question.

Dont get me wrong here I still use SMK's on occasion for hunting. It just boils down to the right weight with the right caliber at the right distances. Most 30 cal SMK's will not work well past 350 yards at 30-06 speeds.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:47 PM
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Re: 30-06 open desert elk hunt

What kind of powder are you using to get 2900 fps with 168 tsx
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