This has been a pretty good thread with just a few hiccup's. Sure hope it gets back on track. Now here's my opinion on ELR.
I think that bullets and the caliber used are the determining factors on extreme hunting distance's for a seasoned long ranger... period!
I read this forum daily, its my newspaper so to speak. In the 3 years or so that I have been here, the technology has grown in leaps and bounds. Rangefinders, bullets, powders, ballistic programs, etc. All of these new advances add up to one thing. We can shoot further, faster much more efficiently.
I love the 338 Lapua, it was my 2nd custom build. As I learned this longrange game I soon felt a need for more speed. I re-barreled my 338LM to a 338LAI. It clearly beat my old 338LM and did so with authority!
Now, Shawn Carlock & Kirby Allen have come up with a couple of new cartridges and rifles. Kirby's 338 Raptor should push a 300gn Berger 3200fps +. Shawns awesome LRKM is also stretching things way out there. Wish I had one these rifles but its not in my future right now.
I for one can't wait for the up coming hunting season. I think we are going to see some 1500+ yard kills this year and Folks....I think were going to see it right here on LRH. Can't wait! Good luck to you guys/gals that can Git-R-Done.