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Old October 12, 2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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This years primary elk rifle!

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.





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.



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

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Old October 12, 2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Nice looking set up, very classic!
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Old October 12, 2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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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

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Old October 12, 2009, 08:53 PM   #4
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7mm08

Anyone load for the 7mm08, looking for a good solid 400 yard load.
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Old October 12, 2009, 10:03 PM   #5
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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, but sure does get the job done. Good luck, and enjoy.
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Old October 13, 2009, 12:28 AM   #6
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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.
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Old October 13, 2009, 10:34 AM   #7
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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!
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Old October 13, 2009, 11:06 AM   #8
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Very nice looking woods rifle! I'd take it with me too!
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Old October 13, 2009, 11:18 AM   #9
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Awesome!
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Old October 13, 2009, 12:07 PM   #10
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You know good and well you can't kill an elk without a super magna hyper blitz magnum and a 50 MM scope.
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Old October 13, 2009, 12:17 PM   #11
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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.
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Old October 13, 2009, 01:47 PM   #12
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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!

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.
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Old October 13, 2009, 02:07 PM   #13
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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?
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Old October 13, 2009, 02:41 PM   #14
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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.
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Old October 13, 2009, 02:53 PM   #15
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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
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:36 PM   #16
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ive been eyeballing a krag for a while, love to find one "on the cheap!" lol

keep us updated!
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Old October 13, 2009, 08:37 PM   #17
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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.
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