Re: Elk Hunting in Colorado
I've hunted near there in unit 55 in the past myself. We may return this year, but may go to a different area entirely. From my experience, the guys with me were flatlanders, and wanted to stay within half a mile of camp. I went off on foot, and climbed one of the ridges, and when I got close to the snow and timberline, presto, I was seeing lots of elk sign, and came across a small herd. The other guys, well, they didnt fair so well. Unless some of the experts tell me Im wrong, Im still convinced I had the right idea, go high and away from camp.
I havent decided what I'll take, though my 300RUM may be what I go with.(200gr Partitions). Make sure you dont skimp on a scope for it. Take a look at the Zeiss Conquest, 3-9X at least. The gun kicks hard, and will beat apart a cheap scope. The last thing you want, is a 6x6 bull walk in front of you, and the scope not be clear, too dark, or shifted its point of impact.