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Old 02-24-11, 10:44 AM   #41
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Default Check out NEF/H&R Handi-Rifles

Can be had for ~200-250 or so, in any caliber you choose.

Single shot, dead simple, dead reliable!

You can be outfitted w/ rifle and scope for <$400, and still have money left over for ammo!

Also, check used racks and gun shows. I've seen many bolt and semi-auto setups w/ scopes for $200-250... 30-06 and you can take anything on the NA Continent...

Of course, I'm partial to my Win94 30-30 I bought used for $175...



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Old 02-24-11, 10:48 AM   #42
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Suggest you just borrow or rent an old rifle from a friend. Don't worry about how heavy it is especially if you are going to one the many "elk farms". If you have a guide he can carry it for you some of the way. You can also rent a rifle from the guide and target practice or sight it in a little while you are out there.

Buying a new rifle and new case and taking it on a plane is costly and very very rough on your equipment. Leave your good rifle on your gun rack at home. You will be glad you did.
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????? If you are going to a place where you rent a rifle from the guide who will also carry it, four words......

Find A Different Guide....
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Old 02-24-11, 11:43 AM   #43
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Default Hey, you're in luck

This just came up for sale...

Hemmingway's .577 nitro express elephant gun for sale...



That'd take a NA Elk, I'm sure of it...



Island Boy...

p.s. - I bet you could get your guide to carry it, too...
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Old 02-24-11, 01:51 PM   #44
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????? If you are going to a place where you rent a rifle from the guide who will also carry it, four words......

Find A Different Guide....

Huntfish I have never been to an Elk Farm/Ranch- alway tried to elk hunt like "Davy Crockett". However, as hunting lands have become scarce stocked elk farms and ranches or 1000 acre plus fenced in wildlife plantations is the future of modern hunting. It has been and is available now for everyone. All you need is a few hours and some cash. 100% success rate and every one comes home a winner with a trophy, meat and tanned hide to brag on. No gun, no shoes, no problem. Jared Darnel can rent a nice rifle, a bullet or two and even a cowboy hat.
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Old 02-24-11, 02:13 PM   #45
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Huntfish I have never been to an Elk Farm/Ranch- alway tried to elk hunt like "Davy Crockett". However, as hunting lands have become scarce stocked elk farms and ranches or 1000 acre plus fenced in wildlife plantations is the future of modern hunting. It has been and is available now for everyone. All you need is a few hours and some cash. 100% success rate and every one comes home a winner with a trophy, meat and tanned hide to brag on. No gun, no shoes, no problem. Jared Darnel can rent a nice rifle, a bullet or two and even a cowboy hat.

You are gravely mistaken if you think high fence hunting is the future of modern hunting.
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Old 02-24-11, 02:48 PM   #46
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Old 02-24-11, 03:26 PM   #47
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I'm a 308 fan I have taken White tails at close to 500 yards with no problem. I have been very pleased with the ballistic performance. stuff 282.jpg
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Old 02-24-11, 06:16 PM   #48
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Default Scope Mount

If you get the Tikka I highly recommend you get the Game Reaper lightweight one piece mount. Install it yourself with the included allen wrench with no need for lapping. I read mixed reviews on the rings Tikka includes with the rifle and since I have a 30mm scope I never even tried them.

I used the high mount for my 3-12x56 and have around 1/8" of barrel clearance. Probably could have snuck by with a medium height.

http://swfa.com/DNZ-Lightweight-30mm...nt-P41358.aspx

If you want to go QD I can tell you about using one of these in a few weeks:

http://swfa.com/EGW-HD-Picatinny-Rai...nt-P45932.aspx

They also make these for Savage, but I can't speak for them.

http://swfa.com/DNZ-Lightweight-1-Sc...nt-P41539.aspx
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Old 02-24-11, 08:07 PM   #49
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Suggest you just borrow or rent an old rifle from a friend. Don't worry about how heavy it is especially if you are going to one the many "elk farms". If you have a guide he can carry it for you some of the way. You can also rent a rifle from the guide and target practice or sight it in a little while you are out there.

Buying a new rifle and new case and taking it on a plane is costly and very very rough on your equipment. Leave your good rifle on your gun rack at home. You will be glad you did.
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Thanks for all the replies. It is down to a savage or tikka t3 light in 7mm mag. they are both about the same price in synthetic stainless. I recently moved to Montana, so this gun is going to be for elk and mule deer and mabey antelope.
It's been a long time since I was in Montana, but way back then, elk were a pretty common local species. One idea you had did pique my interest.

Jared, if you're anywhere near the Bitteroot, I could be your friend, and you could borrow my 30-06 when I come to visit.
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Old 02-24-11, 08:50 PM   #50
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I am chill didnt mean to sound like a jerk
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Dude chill.Its all in good fun.We all know Russ is the man when it comes to hunting and fire arms.Im just goofing around with him as he dose the same with me.So that being sad go drink a beer and chill out
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