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ok so in the near future i am going on a hunting trip most likely to calardo to hunt for elk and muley my Q is i have two guns i

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  • ok so in the near future i am going on a hunting trip most likely to calardo to hunt for elk and muley my Q is i have two guns i

    ok so in the near future i am going on a hunting trip most likely to calardo to hunt for elk and muley my Q is i have two guns i'am considering takeing my 50. TC omgea and my marlin 30-30 i can get 2inch gruops at 100-150yards with both will ethier work or is it time to head to the gun shop?

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    i would like to take the muzzloader because its what i am used to but if it isn't up to the job i don't want to take the wrong gun

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      Either is up to the job. Just limit your shots to under 200 yds, and practice extended ranges at the range. You may have to work (hunt) a little harder to get into range but that's what it's all about. Or you could try to borrow a .30-06. It'd be ideal for this hunt. Sounds like a great trip.

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      • #4
        Either would work well for your trip to COLORADO. The muzzleloader might be a bit more of a challenge, just due to the single shot, not the range or effectiveness of the kill. I probably would roll with the 30-30, just because I'm partial to mine.

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        • #5
          Your .50cal would work out fine. The .30-30 would give you a better chance for follow up shots though.
          Good luck and good hunting. What part of Colo. you headed to ?

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          • #6
            Whats up with 2" group?

            "MOP" is all it takes!

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            • #7
              Eagle County, CO used to have lots of great public land hunting. Not sure if that is the case these days or not. Love to get back there.

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              • #8
                Either way, Any time is a good time to head to the gun shop. Sounds like a good enough excuse to purchase a new firearm to me.

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                • #9
                  clay..2 inch groups because he wants the cleanest kill he can get. i'm a little finicky about shooting over 100 yards with a muzzleloader, but the new TC's are probably a little more advanced then the muzzleloaders i'm used to. i would say go for it. a 30-30 can easily do that. as for the .50 i would save your shots for less than 100 yards but that's just me. if you feel comfortable touching 100+ i would say go fot it.

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                  • #10
                    To steve182: Yep, still good public access up there.

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                    • #11
                      All of you who have killed elk, please raise your hand(s). The rest of you who haven't, refrain from giving numb-nut advice. that would be like me giving you advice on an elephant gun....

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                      • #12
                        HAND RAISED(x4). And guided for 3 years in Colo.
                        Who else?

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                        • #13
                          If you are buying a new rifle get a bolt action 270. I have a Tikka T3 and love it.

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                          • #14
                            any reason to get a new gun is never a bad reason but if you want to take what you got i would take the 30-30

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                            • #15
                              Agreed with steve182 and + 1 for you sir!!!

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