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Offline D45/70

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6MM for cow elk ? good choice ?
« on: December 21, 2017, 11:45:10 AM »
What is your opinion ?
 

 You know about my Lazar, I mean the 6mm rem I put together.
I shoot a TTS 80  gr Barnes at 3600 fps in a group about an inch at 200 yards off my bipods.
I got draw for an elk damage hunt over in Valentine Mt.
I can shoot two cow/calf.
I talked with the rancher and he said the elk are hanging around the hey stacks and now that there is a lot of snow there staying there all day.
All that said;
Do you think I would be ok shooting my 6mm ?
I have the Marlin 45/70 300 gr Hornady HP 2495 fps. I know that is a better choice but I have killed elk with it before.
The boy has a Kimber 6.5 Creedmoor I could use but I have never shot it.
Then there is there 338/378 , I'm not a fan of this rifle.
I'll bet you can guess why. BUT it does kill elk...
Then maybe the 375 H&H but I regress...
I'm asking about the 6mm.
Anything under 200 yards and I feel confident I can put the bullet any place I want .

What's your honest thoughts?

I plan to shoot two, probably in the same spot/herd.
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
The light at the END of the TUNNEL is Now TURNED OFF!!!

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Re: 6MM for cow elk ? good choice ?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 03:48:21 AM »
Seeing as how you can put your 6.5 bullets exactly where you want to, I think it would be a good choice, D.  O0
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