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Elk Hunting Questions.....

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by jmac3434, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. jmac3434

    jmac3434 SE portland Member

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    to all,

    I have been hunting dear and waterfowl for a long time, but i have never been elk hunting? ( I know its kind of weird). So i hae a few questions I was hoping to get some input on.

    first off I have a few rifles i hunt with and 1 is my 270 that is great, but i was wondering if anyone has done any hunting with a AR10? Any suggestions of different rifle's for elk i should be looking into?

    two and this could be a reach since no one likes telling where their spots are, but where are good places to go look for elk?

    thanks
     
  2. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    If you shoot your 270 well, and have confidence in it...it is totally sufficent for elk with proper shot placement....shot placement is everything.

    Haven't lived in OR for a long time but if my memory serves me correctly, just about the whole coast range is where you will find Elk. Again, If memory serves me, most of the coat range is either private (mostly logging co's) or State forest land...
     
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  3. osprey

    osprey NW WA Active Member

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    Can't help you with any locations as I live in WA. But on the firearm choice I would stick with the 270. With premium 150 gr bullets it is a damn fine elk round. Even the lightest AR 10 platforms weigh in at around 9lbs with nothing on em or in em. By the time you put on a scope, sling, and a 5rd mag with bullets, you will be 11 plus lbs. This is not my idea of a good elk rifle unless hunting from a stand is all you do. Just my 2 cents worth, good luck.
     
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  4. jmac3434

    jmac3434 SE portland Member

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    awesome input guys, thanks. got a farmland tag down in southern oregon so i guess the 270 is coming home with me for christmas!! G-pa said i heard of elk has been coming through the property lately.
     
  5. JoeDirt82

    JoeDirt82 NW Oregon Member

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    My cousin hunts elk with a .270 he is a pretty good shot, none have got away! I wouldn't hesitate taking a .270 elk hunting but I wouldn't want to go any smaller.