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post #71 of 92 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 08:16 AM
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I know guys love the 6.5 I dont have one Not for any reason I just dont need one Im not a target shooter and have all the guns I need to shoot everything on north america and then some except the dangerous 5 in Africa, everyone different instead of spending money on a new gun I spend it on going elk,mule deer, goat, bear hunting out west
so I do hunt elk and have been out west quite a few times and seeing how tough they are and how they act after a shot 100% different than deer
most deer run a bit then stop after they think danger is passed then lay down and theirs your trophy
Elk not so much they keep moving Ive seen a bull with an archery shot arrow still in it only one lung taken out go for 2 miles so if it were me Id use more gun.
that being said I havent picked up a gun to hunt big game for at least 20 or 25 yrs now my best caliber for deer bear and elk is a Hoyt
And I have a rather hard time listening to rifle caliber opinions from folks who aren't even rifle hunters. In the last twenty years bullets and powders have been revolutionized. If you're first hand experience is that antiquated then the game has simply passed you by.

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I see the 2019-20 Digest still lists 27 caliber as minimum for elk??

http://read.nxtbook.com/pgc/huntingt...92020/elk.html

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I see the 2019-20 Digest still lists 27 caliber as minimum for elk??

http://read.nxtbook.com/pgc/huntingt...92020/elk.html

Also listed in another section of 2019-20 Digest. Apparently "Preliminary Approval" was never made final:

http://read.nxtbook.com/pgc/huntingt...gulations.html

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post #74 of 92 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 10:32 PM
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If you read your first post it says it will be voted on in July for final approval.
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If you read your first post it says it will be voted on in July for final approval.
Yep......looks like correction #1 may already be in order for the 2019-2020 Hunting License Digest which will be on the street tomorrow! lol

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Below is Minutes excerpt from the April Meeting. Looks like it will just a formality to approve at the July 22-23 Boards Meeting.


Sportsmen have requested that the
17 Commission review current regulations and consider
18 adjustments to allow use of the 6.5 millimeter
19 Creedmoor round and related .26 caliber firearms. The
20 Commission has reviewed the .26 caliber range and
21 determined that these firearms provide adequate and
22 commonly accepted kinetic energies to efficiently and
23 ethically harvest elk. The Commission is proposing to
24 amend section 141.47 to reduce the minimum caliber and
25 bullet weight to .26 caliber and 120 grains,
2 The text is shown on page 26 of your
3 agenda.
4 PRESIDENT LAYTON: Do we have a motion
5 to accept?
6 COMMISSIONER FREDERICKS: So moved.
7 PRESIDENT LAYTON: Second?
8 COMMISSIONER FOX: Second.
9 PRESIDENT LAYTON: Motion and second
10 on the floor. Any discussion? Hearing none, Mr.
11 Secretary, call the vote.
12 COMMISSIONER KNICK: All in favor?
13 (AYES RESPOND)
14 COMMISSIONER KNICK: Opposed? Passes
15 eight to zero.
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There was no reason to make this change other than to try and reverse the license sale decline and try to sell more hunting licenses.
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There was no reason to make this change other than to try and reverse the license sale decline and try to sell more hunting licenses.
Ha,ha,ha,ha....tell that to all us 6.5 owners!!

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So why weren't 6.5mm calibers legalized from the beginning of the elk hunts?
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So why weren't 6.5mm calibers legalized from the beginning of the elk hunts?
It was the PGC's redetermination of it's prior misconception of the 6.5's ability to "efficiently & ethically harvest elk". I'll repost excerpts from the PGC's April Meeting which I previously posted in this Thread:

Sportsmen have requested that the
17 Commission review current regulations and consider
18 adjustments to allow use of the 6.5 millimeter
19 Creedmoor round and related .26 caliber firearms. The
20 Commission has reviewed the .26 caliber range and
21 determined that these firearms provide adequate and
22 commonly accepted kinetic energies to efficiently and
23 ethically harvest elk
. The Commission is proposing to
24 amend section 141.47 to reduce the minimum caliber and
25 bullet weight to .26 caliber and 120 grains,
2 The text is shown on page 26 of your
3 agenda.
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