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  • Alright. So i just ordered my rifle for my elk hunt. It is a Ruger 7mm, All black with a 24 inch stainless steel barrel. Whats n

    Alright. So i just ordered my rifle for my elk hunt. It is a Ruger 7mm, All black with a 24 inch stainless steel barrel. Whats next? Scope? If so, what type? Size? Etc? Also.. What else do you think will be needed for this hunt? Elk Hunt in arizona in November? Anymore pointers will be great. I appreciate all the answers in the last one. You guys are very helpful, and i am beginning to grow on this site.

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    I would use a Leupold 3-9x40 on it. That will more than enough scope for your gun, and it has a lifetime warranty. I would also get a good pair of boots, some good warm thermals, some shooting mittens, maybe some shooting sticks, and a good knife.

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    • #3
      I have a bushnell elite 4200 2.5-10x50mm on my 300 win mag moose rifle, and i have hunted the worst crap canada throws at me. The scope does not fog up and even with rain and snow on the lense you can see very well through it. It has a lifetime warranty with it also. "Great" just doesnt say enough for this scope.

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      • #4
        get some camo tape on that pretty stainless steel/ it only takes one little mistake to change the hunt of youre dreams into a nightmare that will keep on youre mind ,late at nite for years to come .check every thing that has the slightest to go wrong and have a back up answer . such as these scopes mentioned/ will you be able to switch to regular sight if the need arises ? is it on zero also ?
        i always carry one extra round by its self in a easily to get to pocket, it doesn't rattle and i know where it's at, last bit of advice while hunting/ while you eat / drink or relieve youre self keep that rifle close, good luck

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        • #5
          Welcome to Heaven, nowater - elk country in the fall. These other answers are right on - you want a no-frills scope that isn't going to fail you. You can't go wrong with the brands mentioned. Your biggest question is going to be the magnification range and objective lens diameter, and the answer depends a little bit on what kind of hunting you think you'll be doing. If you'll be hiking a lot - which public-land elk often require - then you'll want the lightest rifle/scope combination you can shoot well. A 3-9x40 scope is a good all-around rig. A 50mm objective is really nice, especially if you're shooting across a wide clearing at twilight, but those big scopes add the ounces.

          Good luck, and keep us in the loop about what scope you pick and how your hunt pans out.

          Andrew McKean
          Hunting Editor

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          • #6
            I use a Leupold VX-III 4x10 (42mm) scope on my .270WSM and I'm pretty pleased with it! As far as equipment, top of the list should be a good pair of boots! I've hunted elk 3 years running in Montana and I've had really good luck with LL Bean Cresta hikers....they're light, waterproof and provide really good ankle support, which you'll need for all that side hilling!
            Also don't forget to get into shape! Hard to keep up with the guide and the elk if you're always out of wind! Good Luck!!

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            • #7
              i would use leupold or bushnell in the 3-9 range. if you have some extra money i would try zeiss or swarovkski but i think pretty much all quality scopes would work good as long you dont skimp

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              • #8
                I picked up a lepoould 3x9 i believe. Its been a few weeks.. Not much longer to go till im off. Yea, I was not looking to consistantly shoot that far. I figured if i exagerated distantances, i would be pleased to see one within 150 yrds.
                Micheal i really wish i saw your post before.. But no worries, right now im just shooting your 175 grain bullet, and shooting 1.5 inch group at 175 yards.

                I like the gun, dislike the trigger.. I need to figure out how to adjust it to a hair pin trigger.

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