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Old January 14, 2012, 10:07 PM   #51
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My Cousin has killed a Grizz with a bow. I have never killed a Grizzly but for me I think I would take my 45/70 Govt.

as far as deer or elk attacking, I have seen a young buck attack a Husky during the rutt.
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Old January 14, 2012, 10:56 PM   #52
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Coyote 17HMR.Big end anything I could end his days with.
DEER-223 through 3ooWM.
Elk-25-06 through 300WM
GRIZZ- 30-06- 458 WM.
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Old January 15, 2012, 11:29 AM   #53
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minimum on coyote, 22LR
minimum on deer, .243
minimum on Grizzly while hunting 300 Wby

no limit on maximum, use what you got or can handle competently.

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Old January 15, 2012, 12:12 PM   #54
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song dog: 22lr :ive shot many a yote with a 22. if they are at 50 yds+ i go for a head shot. if i miss, oh well i just educated the bugger. max: whatever is in my hand

deer: 6mm Remington. max: 300WSM. ive shot a few deer with my wsm and it is quite overkill for muleys. ive since switched to a 8mm mauser or 6mm remington for them. does the job plenty well.

elk: min: 257 roberts, seen many of cows tipped over with one shot from the good ol roberts. max: dont see any reason why you need more than a 300 win mag or a 45/70.

Griz: min: 300WSM just because i dont want the chance of wounding it and it coming after me like a porterhouse with legs. max: none

seems like the general consensus shows that with good shot placement any animal can be taken with any modern weapon. ive killed lots of cattle with a 22lr, that said it was like shooting fish in a barrel......or cattle in a feedlot pen i think its all about individual comfort and skill. but there is no excuse for blowing the hind quarters off a deer with a 300 win mag and have to chase it all over timbuck two
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Old January 15, 2012, 05:38 PM   #55
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Min/Max -

coyote = .223/257
deer = .243/30-06
elk = .270/.338
griz = .338/.416

I consider lesser than stated mins would do the job, just not as reliably. Higher ratio of wounds, lower ratio of kills.

Greater than stated max's would probably result in more misses, due to greater recoil/muzzle blast. If you don't hit the kill zone, it doesn't matter what diameter, velocity and/or bullet weight you are using.
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Old January 15, 2012, 08:11 PM   #56
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For coyote probably .22lr min and 243 max
For deer 243 min 308 max
For elk 270 min 30-06 max
For HUNTING grizzly 270 min 375 Max. For self defense grizz .454 cas min .416 w Max. Keeping in mind the #2 world record polar bear was taken with a .270. In an ideal grizzly hunt I'd be 75 yards away and the bear would have no knowledge of my presence. In that perfect situation I might chance using a .270
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:26 AM   #57
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22 MAG: coyote

.223 with 64 grain bullet: deer

35 Remington with 200 grain bullet: elk

.308 with 200 grain Speer bonded bullet: grizzley

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Old January 19, 2012, 01:12 AM   #58
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Coyote 22lr - .243
Dear 22-250 - .308
Elk .243 - 300 win mag
Wolf 22-250 - 300 win mag
Never shot a Griz ?
Black Bear .243 - .308
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Old January 19, 2012, 01:22 AM   #59
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35 Remington with 200 grain bullet: elk
How could you possibly, with a handle of "Jack O'connor," say your minimum for elk is not less than or equal to a 270???!!!
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Old January 19, 2012, 02:32 AM   #60
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Deer .444 Marlin
Elk .444 Marlin
Griz. .444 Marlin
Coyote .444 Marlin

Sorry, couldn't help myself. LOL
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Old January 19, 2012, 04:13 AM   #61
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.700 Nitro Express should take care.of anything.

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Old January 19, 2012, 11:29 AM   #62
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coyote & deer - 243 or 6mm.

Elk & bear - 300 Winchester mag.

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Old January 19, 2012, 01:43 PM   #63
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Small game I intend to eat - .22lr or .410 ga

Varmints - .22 lr up to .375 Ruger

Hogs - .223 up to .375 Ruger

Pronghorn/Deer - 6x47 up to .375 Ruger

Elk/Moose - 6.5X55 up to .375 Ruger

Black Bear - .243 Win up to .375 Ruger

Grizzly/Brown - .30-06 up to .375 Ruger

All of the above except small game with a .50 caliber Muzzle Loader as well as compound bow. I've killed a lot of varmints with whatever rifle I was packing at the time, no reason to worry about what rifle is or isn't in hand when a target of oppotunitiy arises. I'd even use the .223 for Deer and Pronghorn were it legal where I hunt. .375 Ruger is the largest cartridge I shoot as of right now but there is no top end as far as I'm concerned for most hunting situations.
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Old January 19, 2012, 02:50 PM   #64
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How could you possibly, with a handle of "Jack O'connor," say your minimum for elk is not less than or equal to a 270???!!!
270 in 150gr has more energy than a 35rem in 200 gr ....so that that is LESS than a 270 lol
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Old January 19, 2012, 03:01 PM   #65
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270 in 150gr has more energy than a 35rem in 200 gr ....so that that is LESS than a 270 lol
Aha! So not that blasphemous. I think a 35 Rem levergun would make a nice elk popper.
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Old January 19, 2012, 03:06 PM   #66
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Coyotes: Minimum-.204 ruger, Maximum (in the Wyoming wind)-.325WSM!
Deer: Min-.243 win (smallest legal in WY), Max- .325 WSM (for now)
Elk: see "Deer"
Moose: Min.-.270WSM, Max.- see "coyote"
Grizz: Min.- .357 mag, Max.- see "coyote"

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Old January 19, 2012, 03:45 PM   #67
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Aha! So not that blasphemous. I think a 35 Rem levergun would make a nice elk popper.
Not to start a larger debate that in forever on going on the marlin forum....


a 30-30win has more energy than the 35rem even though it's a larger boolit

Factory ballistics of course


How many would say that a 30-30 is inadequate for elk? lol

I would have zero issues with a 30-30 to 200yds given it was scoped and I knew my gun. There again, I have a 7mag if I ever decide I need an need to chase an elk.

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Old January 25, 2012, 12:23 AM   #68
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.338 Lapua I can't think of anything I couldn't hunt with that.

in response to the statement about old timers using sub par rifles and bows I think this is due the fact that it was more about survival than hunting. If your life depends on putting meat on the table you will be slightly less worried about making a shot that will drop the animal right away, and more worried about just making it recoverable. with most hunters ethics is the concern over survival.
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