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Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: K9BeavCoon] #7703975
10/29/22 03:57 PM
10/29/22 03:57 PM
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Idaho
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You can hunt moose in Idaho and Wyoming as a non resident, I'm not sure about the other states that offer moose hunting, but I think most of them allow nonresidents to apply.

Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: bfisch] #7715943
11/12/22 06:27 PM
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Co.-Wy. part time AK.
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Originally Posted by bfisch
338 is pretty popular here, but I carry a 30-06. I think being more comfortable (quick and accurate) with a gun is more important than size and a lot of big animals have been taken with a 30-30, but that doesn't mean it was the best gun for the job though either.
30-06 has taken everything in the world. Jack O'Conner used to write about the virtue's of a .270 for many years and took everything on the planet with it, the .270 has less "juice" than the "06", Now for the best part , not only does the"06" have light recoil but the ammo is some of the least expensive out there, and available everywhere, in many different weights and loadings.

Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: K9BeavCoon] #7715949
11/12/22 06:36 PM
11/12/22 06:36 PM
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juneau, alaska
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Yes, a 30-06 can do it all in competent hands, and most situations.
You hunt bears, particularly BIG bears, enough, you will inevitably find yourself in a situation where you wish you had major fire power.
I hunted with a great 30-06 Remington Mt. Rifle, (one of the very first built), for over 20 years, and took many, many animals with it, including my first brown bear.
That said, if I was looking for a single rifle for Alaska, that wouldn't be my choice.


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Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: K9BeavCoon] #7717198
11/14/22 06:23 AM
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I like my .300 Win Mag. It's taken most of Alaska's game, except for a big bear. For a big bear, I'd prefer something heavier.

Let's hold down the voices on this "one all around rifle" business. If my wife hears that, what might she do with my gun collection?

Jim


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Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: K9BeavCoon] #7717328
11/14/22 09:51 AM
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Definitely the .35 whelen out of all of those. Col Townsend Whelen hunted a lot and invented the .35 Whelen. Its more powerful than a 30-06, and will kill the first elephant, and knock down the other 2 behind it.

Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: K9BeavCoon] #7718473
11/15/22 05:56 PM
11/15/22 05:56 PM
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I would go with 300 PRC. I have killed 2 elk, mule deer buck and 2 whitetail does with mine this year. It really hammers them with 212 gr ELDX.


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Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: K9BeavCoon] #7718586
11/15/22 08:36 PM
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Good luck finding ammo for 35 Whelan or 300 PRC in Alaska. Luggage does get lost or arrives late, especially to the hubs. If there is any local ammo, it's likely to be a common caliber.

Re: Alaskan Rifle [Re: K9BeavCoon] #7727617
11/26/22 06:40 PM
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There nothing wrong with the Marlin 45/70 I would use that if I lived there. It proved that it can kill the big bears.

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