My Uncle always hunted with a Remington in 35 Whelen. My Dad and his other brothers all had Remington 30-06's, so my Uncle, being the youngest, wanted to be different. I was always interested in the caliber, so it is a shame they don't make more rifles chambered for it.+1 The Whelen is pretty hard to beat for any large bodied big game in North America.
I wonder why the 358 Norma is so popular. It seems an odd choice but I suppose that's from a North American perspective. Maybe the components etc. are just easier to get there?
Thanks so much! I guess I need to pack my sticks. Several have mentioned it.Philip there are lots of guys more knowledgeable than me but a few things people don't think of.
Alaska can be pretty swampy. More so then say Wyoming or Montana. Consider that with footwear choices. Really study up on how to judge antler size. I know very experienced hunters who got it wrong.
I am a huge fan of shooting sticks now. If you're in waste high willows you can't go prone for a shot the way you can in the Rockies.
If you come through the Palmer area send a PM. I'll probably be moose hunting but if not I love swapping hunting stories.
Philip I like the collapsible Primos Trigger Stick. The traditional African style would be a bit awkward to haul around, especially solo.Thanks so much! I guess I need to pack my sticks. Several have mentioned it.
Thanks. Yes I was thinking of taking my trigger sticks. They are my favPhilip I like the collapsible Primos Trigger Stick. The traditional African style would be a bit awkward to haul around, especially solo.
I'm sure you already know weight might be an issue. If you haven't done backpacking between all your Safaris you might go to an REI and learn about the lighter camping gear from the granola eaters.
Depending on where you are silty rivers in Alaska can be tough on water filters. I always have a chemical backup.
There is such a miracle as the SVD-9 (Tigr-9) in the caliber of 9.3x64. This is the perfect "karamultuk" for forest hunting for elk, wild boar, bear. But it is almost impossible to get it, they were released in limited quantities. The military samples passed the military tests and proved to be very good, but they did not go any further. Civilians ones - they were bought up apparently by rich collectors. Dream.Nope, a modern semi-auto available in chamberings ranging from 7x64 to 9.3x62. Not sure if it is a switch calibre design like 202 and 404 though.