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    Hi,
    I am in prosess of moving north.
    I have a nice .223 Ruger 77- SS all weather.
    I am just wondering if .223 is used much or not up there.
    If so, on what? Wolf, cat, coyote?
    Considering selling it, but like it way too much!!!
    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Ken

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    Ok, OK,

    FIRST, and foremost, this is an OBSERVATION, not a reccomendation;


    I know ALOT of guys who only carry one .223 rifle, and thats it, year around. Some with scopes, most open sights.
    Rabbits to Caribou, FMJ's on fur and soft points on bigger game, with neck shots and head shots the rule here. wolves , Fox and everything in between.
    They probly have a 12 gauge around too.

    I prefer my Mosin, a .22lr and a 12gauge, for all around hunting.

    Theres also the old saying thats something like.....

    "Do not fear the man with many guns....Fear the man with one gun, for he's sure to know how to use it well."

    Your .223 will be usefull
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    Nothin wrong with a .223. I have one myself. Many predator hunters here have a .223 in their closet, just have to pick the right load for what you are hunting as to not jack up the fur.

    Where are you coming up from, Ken?
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Thanks again Stranger!
    I got the 30-06's all wrapped up and ready go, even bringing the Rem. .22 mag. (old faithful!)
    I do like the .223, just kinda making sure it will be "useful" as you put it.

    Hope all is going well for you!
    Ken

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    Spent the first 1/2 of my life in Michigan, and the second 1/2 in Ohio. I miss good winters!

    Looking like the move should come in June this year.
    Driving thru, so I am selling guns not worth the Canada tax.

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    Ain't going to name any names but I know a guy who between him and his sons has dropped well more than 40 Moose in the last 25 Plus years. Every one shot with one shot from a .223 each brain shot at the point where the antler meets the skull. Not me, I am not that good. Good but not that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperken2000 View Post
    Spent the first 1/2 of my life in Michigan, and the second 1/2 in Ohio. I miss good winters!

    Looking like the move should come in June this year.
    Driving thru, so I am selling guns not worth the Canada tax.
    i not going to tell you not to sell them, but you can ship each gun to yourself for about $20 per gun. actually cheaper than taking them through canada, as its $25 per gun to cross the border with them.

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    To be specific,
    Long guns , US Postal Service from yourself, to yourself, handguns must be "Common carrier", like an airline or UPS.


    I think owning several guns should be required to make anyone a resident...~LOL!~
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    What part of Mi. ? The last two winters here have been easier than the winters my family has experienced in Mi. and Ohio. So I'm not sure what you're missing. Any how welcome to Ak. when you arrive shoot me a p.m. and we'll trade war stories.
    Paul

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    I was raised in a little town called Newport. On lake Erie.
    The winters I have been missing was the ones from childhood back in the 70's.
    2'-3' of snow, plenty of ice for ice fishing every year!

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    Good on ya' partner. wish more folks would vote to have everyone own a gun to be an alaskan.

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    I'm from Michigan as well, and when I moved up 2 years ago, it was one tax for bringing guns into Canada. The number of guns did not matter, there was just a continuation form if more than 3 long guns. You can go online to Canada customs and get the form and have it filled out before you cross the into Canada. I had more questions asked once I was crossing back into Alaska.

    Good luck on your trip up.

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    Thanks.
    I will look into the forms soon.
    Oh boy!
    I stopped at a local little gun swap this evening and found (bought) a bran new Ruger 77 Hawkeye in .257 Roberts tonight.
    Another one to haul or ship!
    hehehehe!
    I guess I should have enough guns to be a resident now!

    Thanks everyone.

    Ken

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    You can't have too many guns. There will always be at least one more that you will "need".

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    Always!

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