2008Elk/2MD/WT vs 300 RUM

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  1. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    Nov 7 BIG Whitetail on Page 3

    Nov 19 Mule Deer #2 on Page 4

    I took this herd bull as he trailed over 20 cows out of the timber on the evening of opening day rifle season. I was set up over some LR real estate, but I ended up taking him at a reasonable 386 yards. The 300 RUM and 180 accubond worked superbly. I took a spectacular 28" double drop tine velvet mulie on that trip as well, but that's another story.

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  2. ss7mm

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    Re: 2008 Elk vs 300 RUM

    Congratulations on a great looking bull. You got your season over early huh.;)

    Now you just need to get some pics of that double drop muley up so we can see them.
     

  3. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk vs 300 RUM

    that a hell of a bull but
    gun)wheres the pictures of the muley????????????????
     
  4. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk vs 300 RUM

    Here's the muley. Took him the second evening of the rifle season

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  5. ss7mm

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    Thanks for the pic of the muley. That's an awesome buck.

    Have you bought a lottery ticket lately? With your luck I would if I was you.;)
     
  6. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk vs 300 RUM

    Nice animals! I bet they will be good eating, that alfalfa in the background of the Muley and the grass behind the elk. They will be some tasty vittles, thats for sure.

    Nice job on the great trophies.

    AJ
     
  7. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk vs 300 RUM

    Nice field shots (didn't see them on your AO thread)!

    Congrats again.
     
  8. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk/Mulie vs 300 RUM

    Quite a trip!
     
  9. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk/Mulie vs 300 RUM

    Thanks everyone..certainly a hunt of a lifetime.

    Yes it was, but my personal success was only part of the trip. In total, our camp of four took two bull elk and all took great mulies in three days (plus 5 days of scouting and months of planning, of course). A quick addition allows us to claim (close to) 1000" of bone for the week.
     
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  10. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk/Mulie vs 300 RUM

    Nice Elk! Man some people! and that's a very nice mule deer. Congrats on a nice hunt!
     
  11. Capt Academy

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    Re: 2008 Elk vs 300 RUM

    Very nice looking animals. What a great season it's been for you so far. From what I can see, it looks like a very nice rifle as well.
     
  12. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk/Mulie vs 300 RUM

    Awsome trip, what did that bull score?
     
  13. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    Re: 2008 Elk/Mulie vs 300 RUM

    CA. the gun is a basic, but pick of the litter, M700 SPS SS in 300 RUM. However, I carefully inletted and bedded it into a Bansners stock, and it shoots amazing with the factory tube and my 180 AB handloads. Leupie VXIII 4.5 -14 with TMR reticle and target turrets sitting in Talley LWT's.

    BS1 - the bull scores 306". Not huge, but very respectable for the heavily pressured area I was hunting in. The rifle season opening on a Wednesday allowed us to get the jump on the forthcoming weekend warriors.
     
  14. MagMan

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    Re: 2008 Elk/Mulie vs 300 RUM

    K, those are some fine animals. That muley is absolutely SICK. I'm stuck in an area with no mulies yet I am strangely attracted to them. I have a few on the wall but nothing like that.

    Good Job

    I thought that was a Bansner stock. With the pistol grip being so skinny on those do you have any problems with the bolt nob skinning up your first knuckle?