Originally Posted by pyroducksx3
I agree with this but elk are in the equation and I only want one bullet to worry about zero and drop charts. I am shooting a 168 berger now out of my 7 mag will be the donor action but Im a little concerned that they aren't enough for the elk out past 650 or so. I'll be hunting deer every year for the high hunt and if not succesfull the regular season and elk hopefully every year but certainly every other year. So I'll actually get less meat damage using the 300 RUM 210/230 than a 7 RM/STW pushing the 180 bergers. Thats potentially good news
I wouldn't hesitate at all with the 180's from the 300 Rum or 150's from the 7mm STW even on elk.
An Elk is no where near to being as densely bodied as a big hog and they don't have the cartilage sheild in the shoulder/chest that a big boar does.
I've killed literally dozens of boars over 500lbs with 140gr Nosler Ballistic tips and Hornady interlock and interbond with both the 7mag and 7STW.
The one big hog I've shot so far with the 300 Rum and the 180gr Scirocco was a straight through and through through both shoulders and it had a nice exit not much bigger than a quarter. He was somewhere between 700-800lbs.