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    Elk Hunting

    Heading to N Central Colorado in 16 days!! Long drive from NC but it will be nice to be back in the high country again.
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    Why the 7mm Rem Mag?

    Gutted at least!
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    is copper jacket spinning around lead core during flight

    With that much heat would it not cauterize the entry and exit wounds? Asking for a friend as I use barnes copper projectiles.
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    Advice welcome, Newb going Elk hunting for the first time

    We set up camp on the north side of the road up to the pass about 2 1/2 to 3 miles below the summit. There is a nice path that you can find by angling nw that will take you up pretty high. Then at the top turn right go about a mile and you will be at the road.. We saw a few while scouting up...
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    Advice welcome, Newb going Elk hunting for the first time

    Pretty area! We hunted Ripple Creek pass and saw a few in the deep thick timber but didn't get a shot. Another good option if your lungs and legs are fried is to drop off at the top of the pass and hike southwest. You will come out through open meadows mixed with trees and end up down by the...
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    Advice welcome, Newb going Elk hunting for the first time

    What area are you looking at? I've been to I've been to 7 areas and might be able to give a hint or 2. Enjoy!
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    My first elk hunt

    I'm taking my 7mm mag and my 7mm 08. 150 and 140 grain barnes tsx for the mag and 140 gr barnes tsx in the 7mm08. The 7mm08 is for the thick stuff the mag is for the open stuff. Won't shoot the 7mm08 over 300 yards and the magnum over 400. Elk won't know the difference.
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    My first elk hunt

    Minimum bullet weight for elk in Colorado is 85 grains not 143
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