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    Default Rifle for Turnagin Sheep

    Just seen the draw results and I noticed I drew DS123. I need a sheep rifle, what do you all recommend for this hunt?


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    Are you looking for the rainbow award too?
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    No rifle needed - just pull over where you see tour busses and hold out a handful of animal crackers. Pick one that looks like a ewe and 45”+ rams will jump in the bed of your truck. Easiest hunt ever.

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    Probably need to borrow a howitzer from one of the avalanche boys at Alyeska. They grow'em big on the arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben XCR View Post
    Probably need to borrow a howitzer from one of the avalanche boys at Alyeska. They grow'em big on the arm.

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    Off topic but how often do they get to shoot? That would be a fun job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rooster85 View Post
    Off topic but how often do they get to shoot? That would be a fun job.


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    Kind of depends on snowfall. I don't spend much time down there anymore, but in college I was skiing 100 days each winter and did a lot of couch surfing. Hearing the guns go off at first light was the best alarm clock ever, as that usually meant a good snow day ahead.

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    Turn again sheep require a much larger caliber than alaska range sheep due to the high winds they endure their skin has grown much thicker. Also because tourists are constantly throwing carrots at them. A 6.5 creedmore will not work. You’ll need to step up
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    Many arguments over sheep rifles, but here is the breakdown of what you will hear- best value Tikka T3x lite or step up to the super lite. Some will say go with a Kimber- Montana less$, step up to a mountain Ascent, or go ultra lite Adirondack. Next you can look at Barrett Fieldcraft, either 18”or 21”. If you want something more than that goWeatherby backcountry titanium!

    for caliber anything from 6.5 Creedmoor to 300 wby mag will work. Personally depending on the rifle would say 7mm-08, 308, or 270 win.

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    Congratulations Mr. Roy Moore from Kodiak!

    Quote Originally Posted by hoose35 View Post
    Just seen the draw results and I noticed I drew DS123. I need a sheep rifle, what do you all recommend for this hunt?
    Budget rifle: Tikka T3X stainless lite.
    Moderate: Win M70 EW, Kimber Montana, Barrett Fieldcraft

    Cartridges: .25-06 Rem, .260 Rem, 6.5 Creed, .264 WM, 270 Win, 270 WSM, 7-08, 7 RM, .308 Win, .30-06, .300 Win Mag, 300 WSM

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    That 6.5PRC is making a pretty good surge in the hunting world. Kind of a Creedmore big brother. Been out for a couple years and it's very much proven itself. It's knocking down mountain goats, sheep, elk, etc... It's basically .270Win performance (shooting 143gr-147gr) but with better ballistics and less recoil. I'd try to find something in a lighter package in that caliber.
    Best of luck..

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    Get a cheap ruger American in any caliber and you’ll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Get a cheap ruger American in any caliber and you’ll be fine.
    I bought one of these for my youngest boy several years, chambered in .308 win. Put a Leupold vx2 3x9 scope on it. Extremely cost effective, and it may be the most accurate gun I have in the safe. Might be the best bang for the buck I've ever had. My only complaint is the bolt does not lock when the gun is on safety. Not sure if that is the case on the newer models.
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    Mines a 243. Dang it shoots good and is fun to carry. Great little gun. Wish I had done a 308 as well now that we have another 308 in the house.
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    I used a 270 TC venture for a sheep and goat. Cheap and shoots straight. It flattened the ram but I might want to use something with more of a punch next time I go goat hunting though...

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