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Old 04-23-2013, 02:45 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

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Whatever you choose, search through the many anatomy lessons bigngreen has posted. If you choose to shoulder shoot or not, you need to first know where it is. A trip to the zoo, or glassing the various animals close to home is helpful. At this time of year the bones are showing pretty good. In the fall at peak of condition not so much.

very good advice!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

Ditto that!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:26 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

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dont get me wrong the 270 will kill them all deader than dead... just not as well as the 300+ or even the 7mm's I have killed tons of elk with a 7mm, just pick a good heavy well constructed bullet. for years and years the 270 and 30-06 were the main 2 calibers in the elk hunting woods
Thanks !

I just finished reading a Blog article about hunting Elk with a .270

Written by a guy named Dennis A Carroll
Montana Elk Hunting: 270 Winchester for Elk Hunting

It was a very interesting article.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:32 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

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Listen to TIKKAMIKE, as everything he's said on this thread is spot on. The .270 will do the job on those other animals with no problem with the proper bullet and placement of said bullet and it will on elk too, but as he mentioned, the bigger calibers are the way to go on elk if you can handle them.

It was also mentioned about Montana having a grizzly bear season in 2014. The grizzly won't even come up for delisting by the Feds under the ESA until 2014 and even if they are delisted it will probably be at least a year or two after that before any state would implement a hunting season on them. It definitely won't be as early as 2014 though, and willl be another huge hassle just like the wolf debacle in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.
Hmm could be that is what TY was talking about (delisting)
I do know one thing, there are a heck of a lot of Grizzly bears around this area.
I was fishing the Stillwater River last summer and had one sneak up on me to about 50 yds.
Lucky for me, yelling was enough to make him go the other way.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:09 PM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

I hope you're carrying bear spray at all times when you're out if that's the case.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:00 AM
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

Don't buy into all this you gotta have a magnum to kill elk crap. Your guide friend is steering you right. The .270 is a fine elk rifle and you will find it relatively easy to shoot well. A magnum will recoil much more violently and be much more difficult to master. A magnum gives you extended range for elk, but unless your going to be shooting past 500 yards there is no need for one. The vast majority of western big game is taken under 200 yards.
Come on guys, telling a new shooter to start out with a magnum! Really!?
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Re: Why I don't shoulder shoot elk!

I've read that 270 article before. I spent nearly 30 years as a guide and outfitter here in Colorado. I whole- heartedly agree.
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