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300 Win Mag for LR Hunting?

How is the 300 Win Mag for hunting elk?

I am either going to buy a Remington or Savage with a 26" tube, and install a muzzlebreak, good trigger, and bed it. I also handload.

What distance is it safe to shoot an elk at with this gun, and what bullet weights usually shoot good and work good on elk?


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    Re: 300 Win Mag for LR Hunting?

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    How is the 300 Win Mag for hunting elk?

    I am either going to buy a Remington or Savage with a 26" tube, and install a muzzlebreak, good trigger, and bed it. I also handload.

    What distance is it safe to shoot an elk at with this gun, and what bullet weights usually shoot good and work good on elk?


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    Use the custom search on the top right hand corner. There are plenty of threads about this subject. Most notably on Jeff's (BROZ) posts.
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    Re: 300 Win Mag for LR Hunting?

    The 300WM is my choice for a LR rig. I shoot 208gr Amax's and have plenty of accuracy and energy out to 1000 yards. For long range the 300WM does best with heavy bullets.
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    Re: 300 Win Mag for LR Hunting?

    I was hoping 500 yards this caliber will take an elk ok.
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    Re: 300 Win Mag for LR Hunting?

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    I was hoping 500 yards this caliber will take an elk ok.
    I harvested an elk last year at 931 yards with 190gr Berger VLD (only because I ran out of 210s and couldn't find any 215s at the time).

    As noted in #2, there are plenty of loads and elk threads about the .300 Win Mag.
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    Re: 300 Win Mag for LR Hunting?

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    I was hoping 500 yards this caliber will take an elk ok.
    A 300 Win is plenty at 500 yards, as are most decent sized calibers. If you load it right, you should be able to reach out to 1,000 yards or so on elk with the 300 win.
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    Re: 300 Win Mag for LR Hunting?

    If 500 yards is all you're shooting, get a heavy barreled .308 Win. Save some money on reloading supplies, brass, and even factory ammo (if you don't reload), not to mention incredible barrel life.
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