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    Default Two Eureka Bulls Down

    ]Spent an extended labor day weekend in Eureka with my family. We were able to get close to a few nice bulls; including a pretty hot headed, so-so bull I called in to about 10 yards. I guess I was a little surprised how worked up he got so early in the season (3rd Sept). Still a blast to play with them even when they are not shooters. Both of the bulls we took were spot and stalks around 60 yards. Mine was a no wiggle knockout with my 45-70 and leverevolution (first experience with the ammo). My brother's was a 300wsm and the bullet went through him so fast, if it wasn't for the fur flying you would have hardly known he was hit well. I was most impressed with our ladies and the way they pitched in while harvesting the moose. My mother and my brother's wife were in there pulling cape and bagging meat. That kind of effort from all hands makes taking care of the meat and trophy a snap. The last moose took us 1 1/2 hours from time the knives came out till the time it was fully loaded in the Mudd-Ox. All in all it was great hunt and great experience.
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    My brother must have been excited, he makes it look like he shot my bull in this pic
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    Here is another shot of my brothers 5x3
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    A whole moose and three adults in the swamps the Mudd-Ox was a beast
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    My mom in Camp
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    Cool picture of the tent and moon
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    Here is a scenery shot with the Mudd-Ox in it.
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    Went in heavy
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    Came out Heavier!
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    Fan freaking fabulous. Thats so awesome and congrats all around.

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    What a fantastic hunt! Good to see some bulls were moving for some folks!

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    Default Congrats - can't beat this trip for sure!

    Tell me a bit more on the 325 geran 45/70 load - did you punch out the shoulders or lung hit behind or what? And did the bullet exit ?
    Great pics - wish I was there!

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    Looks like a fantastic trip. Love all the photos.

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    Nice looking moose. I love that pic with the Arctic Oven and the moon. Looks nice and warm in that tent. Congrats on a great hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Tell me a bit more on the 325 geran 45/70 load - did you punch out the shoulders or lung hit behind or what? And did the bullet exit ?
    Great pics - wish I was there!
    Bullet performed great. I clipped the shoulder and found the bullet in the hide on the other side. That is one of the best things about the 45-70 though, the bullet moves so slow when you clip a shoulder it really doesn't reck much meat. The bullet mushroomed well and looked like it hadn't lost much weight.

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    Talking Thanks!

    I've got a Marlin 1895 XLR all set up with the 325 gr loads and had a moose hunt planned in three weeks - however a health problem has cancelled that for this year - so gonna get'm next year I reckon! A bit bummed out but no choice at this time...
    That load is very very accurate out of my gun - glad to get some input on how it worked, I was a bit concerned it would mushroom to quicly with the tip design....
    Mine hits almost exact same spot from 25 - 100 yards - minor drop at 200...
    Fun to shoot for dure...
    I am VERY envious of your fine hunt!!!

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    Awesome post !! Great pictures and comments. Cudos to those ladies !!! Alaska Girls Kick @ss !!

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    Default Thanks for the congrats everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I've got a Marlin 1895 XLR all set up with the 325 gr loads and had a moose hunt planned in three weeks - however a health problem has cancelled that for this year - so gonna get'm next year I reckon! A bit bummed out but no choice at this time...
    That load is very very accurate out of my gun - glad to get some input on how it worked, I was a bit concerned it would mushroom to quicly with the tip design....
    Mine hits almost exact same spot from 25 - 100 yards - minor drop at 200...
    Fun to shoot for dure...
    I am VERY envious of your fine hunt!!!
    Smokey I hope you get better and are able to get out there but rest assured you have a excellent rifle and cartridge combination for the next moose hunt you suit up for.

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