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Choosing Calibers

Trying to decide what caliber I want for a long range hunting rifle for anything from deer and antalope to elk out to 600 yards. Deciding between 260, 6.5 creedmoor and 6.5x284 norma
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    Re: Choosing Calibers

    The 260 or 7mm-08 would be my choice for a 100-600 yard rifle. I am thinking about picking one up in a savage weather warrior as a light weight option.
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    Trying to decide what caliber I want for a long range hunting rifle for anything from deer and antalope to elk out to 600 yards. Deciding between 260, 6.5 creedmoor and 6.5x284 norma
    I think what you mention would be good for deer and antelope out to near the range you state but if you are seriously going to hunt elk at those ranges I would rethink the choices.
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    Re: Choosing Calibers

    What would you say would be a good option for elk at that range?
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    What would you say would be a good option for elk at that range?
    308Win with a 180-200 grain Berger or Nosler Ballistic Tip. You can push the heavies fast enough to be effective at that range. Other than that, any of the 6.5's with a 140grn bullet will do the trick for elk. The 6.5x284 will certainly give you the best velocity.
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    Re: Choosing Calibers

    Thanks alot! I was thinking that the 6.5x284 would be enough but didnt know what gr bullet would do it thank you
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    Re: Choosing Calibers

    With elk on the menu at those ranges, I would second the 6.5-284. I had planned on having one built this summer, but came across this NIB Allen Precision that was exactly what I had in mind. It just happened to be chambered in 270 WSM.
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