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taylorce1
October 12, 2009, 07:44 PM
Here is the rifle I hope to take my elk with this year. I will be carrying my .30-06 as back up but I'll be hunting a lot in dark timber and this little rifle is just begging to be used.
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I will be adding this Rice peep sight to the bolt and I do have a new safety on order. This rifle was missing the safety when I purchased it. I've got the load that will hold 2" at 100 for three rounds, hoping this sight will get them a little tighter.

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.30-40 Krag loaded with 180 Grain Hornady RN, just the RX for Elk!

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tyrajam
October 12, 2009, 08:28 PM
Nice looking set up, very classic!

hunter33
October 12, 2009, 08:49 PM
Nice looking rifle, and good luck.
When deer season is over, I plan on taking mine out looking for bear. Ended up keeping mine taylorce :D

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wwar2213
October 12, 2009, 08:53 PM
Anyone load for the 7mm08, looking for a good solid 400 yard load.

cornbush
October 12, 2009, 10:03 PM
That looks like an enjoyable hunt no matter what happens. I think the Krag is underated as an effective elk cartridge. It doesn't shoot like a laser or knock hippos over with a near miss:eek:, but sure does get the job done. Good luck, and enjoy.

Swampghost
October 13, 2009, 12:28 AM
Nice! I also have one and it's a wonderful piece, a tad much for this far So.

corn, check the old 1K yd. target records. The Krag took it away from the 45-70 and succumbed to the 1903 Springfield. It DID have its moment in the sun.

taylorce1
October 13, 2009, 10:34 AM
Nice looking rifle, and good luck.
When deer season is over, I plan on taking mine out looking for bear. Ended up keeping mine taylorce

I remember looking at yours when you wanted to trade. If it hadn't been D&T for a scope I might have talked you out of yours. I found this one not too long after your rifle was on the market. This one might get restored someday, but right now I'm going to enjoy it as a shooter!

koolminx
October 13, 2009, 11:06 AM
Very nice looking woods rifle! I'd take it with me too!

FrontSight
October 13, 2009, 11:18 AM
Awesome!

ZeroJunk
October 13, 2009, 12:07 PM
You know good and well you can't kill an elk without a super magna hyper blitz magnum and a 50 MM scope.

Scorch
October 13, 2009, 12:17 PM
Yeah! You'd better just hope it doesn't tick off the elk, or bounce back and put your eye out! ;)

Nice Krag, taylorce1! Sounds like a retro hunt, fer sure.

taylorce1
October 13, 2009, 01:47 PM
You know good and well you can't kill an elk without a super magna hyper blitz magnum and a 50 MM scope.

Hoping the elk is of the fainting variety, that way when the rifle goes bang it falls over, and I can sneak up and use my knife!:D

I know it is a little slow but she should do the job, as long as I do.;) Thinking of adding a base and scout scope in QR rings to that little rib the buckhorn sits on after this season is over. I think a Leupold FXII 2.5X Scout scope would look great on this little carbine.

simonkenton
October 13, 2009, 02:07 PM
Beautiful rifle! That ought to do the job! I would love to have a Krag-Jorgensen.
When you say you will carry a 30-06 for back up, do you mean that you will carry both rifles into the field?

taylorce1
October 13, 2009, 02:41 PM
When you say you will carry a 30-06 for back up, do you mean that you will carry both rifles into the field?

No I will not be carrying the 06 at the same time. However, I'll be hunting at least a six hour drive from home. Anytime I travel to hunt more than an hour from the house I usually throw an extra rifle in just to be on the safe side. If I can't get within my comfortable shooting range of an elk my first few days, I'll switch over to my 06 to get the job done.

koolminx
October 13, 2009, 02:53 PM
Nice Krag, taylorce1! Sounds like a retro hunt, fer sure.

I agree again! Don't forget to wear some nice red & black plaid under your hunter safety colors... :) Maybe a floppy corduroy hat with the built in ear muffs :)

troy_mclure
October 13, 2009, 06:36 PM
ive been eyeballing a krag for a while, love to find one "on the cheap!" lol

keep us updated!

mikejonestkd
October 13, 2009, 08:37 PM
Fantastic rifle, my dad always tells stories about the one he had as a young man. Thanks for sharing pics of yours and let us know how it works out for you.