Ep 172: Elk Hunting With A 6.5 Creedmoor vs 300 Win Mag With Mark Floyd

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We have long time podcast listener Mark Floyd on the show with us today to talk about some of his recent elk hunting experiences out in Wyoming. We’ll talk more in detail about his background shortly, but Mark is from Georgia and has only really gotten into hunting during the past few years. We’re going to talk about how Mark ended up going on those elk hunts, the story of each trip, what he thought about hunting elk with the 6.5 Creedmoor vs the 300 Win Mag, some lessons he learned along the way, and what the future holds for him.

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What We Covered

1) Story of Mark’s first elk hunt in 2019.

2) Story of Mark’s recent elk hunt in 2021.

3) What firearm set-up he used on each hunt.

4) Pros and cons of the 6.5 Creedmoor vs 300 Win Mag for elk hunting.

5) Recommendations for hunters like Mark who want to go out west to hunt game like elk, mule deer, or pronghorn.

6) What the future holds for Mark.

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1) Mark’s Personal Instagram Page

2) Below are photos of Mark with his 2019 and 2021 elk.