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Unread 03-24-2008, 11:46 AM
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Let's get this forum rolling!

I'll start the show. I just sent off for my Colorado elk rifle tag. I took my first bull last year but I'm just putting in for a cow tag this year. A little cheaper and a lot easier to locate a cow in a position for a shot.
Got my 7mm RUM back from Nathan Dagley a couple weeks ago with his V-port muzzle brake and shot it yesterday. Recoil went from very sharp to less than a .243. I plan on using this rifle stuffed with 160 gr AB's to hopefully fill that cow tag this fall. I love elk meat and I love the scenery of western Colorado. I can't wait for October to point the truck west!
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    Unread 03-24-2008, 08:10 PM
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    Good luck on your elk hunt this year. Your 7mmRUM with the 160 gr AB should do the trick.

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    Unread 03-24-2008, 11:24 PM
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    I'm already starting my elk scouting at "my spot". Supposed to get snow the next two nights by my snowshoes are good to go.

    Just called the jury hot line and I'm off the hook for tomorrow. So I may be able to make it out then.

    Regarding cow or bull tags, I seem to always have the wrong one.:( I think I'll go for the bull tag as it lasts longer and goes longer. Plus I have a decent buck picked out which will take much more summer/late summer scouting plus much more preparation for the hunt than will the elk. Hopefully the buck and bull seasons won't overlap as the locations are 4 hours + apart by vehicle.

    We'll see how things work out.
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    Unread 03-25-2008, 12:41 AM
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    I seen 400 + elk last weekend in my neck of the woods. Been watching them for about a month now waiting for the horns to drop. No luck yet. Seen a nice 6x6 and a descent 5x5 with a bunch of spikes. They all look tired and beat up from the crazy winter we had up here. Makes me feel sick as I seen 2 dead elk in the river.
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    Unread 03-25-2008, 02:59 PM
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    Something to look at until October....

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    Unread 03-25-2008, 03:07 PM
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    Good Bullet....

    That oughta do the trick.

    I used the 160 NABs from a 7RM at 3080 fps MV on a 6x6 in 06. Smacked him twice at 325. First was clean pass through the lungs/ribs, second was a direct hit to the shoulder/bottom of the spine which was lights out. Recovered slug was textbook.

    Good Luck

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    Unread 03-25-2008, 03:40 PM
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    thanks for starting this , i'm going on my first elk muley hunt in oct. words cant begin to describe how excited i am being 59 yrs young. i've spent hours on google earth already. we will be leaving oct 14. 2youth and 3 adults. thanks for the pics.
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