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Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:17 PM
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Re: Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

30-06

Limit the range a bit more and I would lean towards the whelen.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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Re: Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

Dont know which would be best but 280ai would be my pick.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:54 PM
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Re: Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

338-06 Though factory ammo is limited, it's still available.

Never had one but at that range I would think the 338-06 would be a pretty good hammer!
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Re: Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

I don't think any manf. are making the 338-06.

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Re: Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

Why non-magnum? They don't really cost any more?

30-06 is hard to beat as the all around gun.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:45 PM
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Re: Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

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I don't think any manf. are making the 338-06.

Scot E.
I was going to say one of those Weatherby Ultralight hunters in 338 06 AI would be perfect. There are usualky several NIB on gunbroker. Thats a great cartridge.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:30 AM
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Re: Best 500 yard deer/elk non magnum caliber?

Im gonna place another vote for 280AI. This is my favorite cartridge in my stable.
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