Off To New Mexico

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jwp475, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I am packing for my Elk hunt in Chama, N.M. I hope to leave this afternoon. My hunt starts on the fifteenth, but I would like a few days to accliment to the altitude. I will be hunting on a mountain that varies in elevation from 7400 feet to 11,500 and that is thin air coming from sea level.
    I am going to hunt with my 338 Lapua shooting the 300 grain SMK at 2791 FPS. This load has proven to be a very consistent .3 MOA load out to 1036 yards, as far as I have been able to shoot here.

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  2. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Have a good hunt! Look forward to the stories and pics.
     

  3. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Good luck on your hunt. How much does your rifle weigh, and how are you going to carry it around the mountain to hunt ?
     
  4. papa45

    papa45 Well-Known Member

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    Where are you hunting? Draw hunt? Guided? Please share your experiences when you return.
     
  5. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    NM has great elk hunting! Do share your hunt experiences with us. Are you hunting with Ray Milligan?
     
  6. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I am not planing on a spot and stalk hunt, my plans are a spot and kill type of hunt.

    I arrived early inorder to accliment to the alltitude and to make sure that all systems are on go.

    I am hunting with RB Outfitters out of Chama, NM and we are hunting public land. I have hunted with Ron before and he is a Long Range friendly Outfitter.

    We will be headed to camp shortly and I begin hunting in the morning.

    Yes. I drew the tag.
     
  7. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Good luck and look forward to hearing the rest of your story. Nice looking/shooting rifle based on those photos.
     
  8. soren

    soren Well-Known Member

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    Good luck on your hunt. I just took a train ride with my son from Antonito to Chama about 3 weeks ago. Beautiful country.