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Old September 4, 2012, 06:02 PM   #24
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I'm not sure yet. I was only able to obtain a Bull Elk tag this year. (Hoping to get a left-over Cow tag on Thursday, but there's no guarantee I'll be quick enough.)

Thumper, a single-shot .444 Marlin, is 99% likely to go; but the backup/long range rifle has not yet been determined.

My "go-to" rifle is ready, able, and willing.
Ruger 77 Mk II, .270 Win

...But it gets really heavy being packed around after Elk, in the thick blown-down areas I hunt (~10.6 lbs, without the bipod), along with the other gear I'm carrying. The stuff is very tiring to pack a heavy rifle through, mile after mile, on steep slopes, through marshes, in the snow, with no real breaks in the blow-down...

I'll figure it out.... eventually.
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