Originally Posted by waylow
I need a 33 cal rifle for long range Elk hunting. I will not be packing this gun on long walks. I don't reload and at the local stores it seems that 338 rum was last place with just one box of ammo at the local sportmans warehouse they have about three choses on the weatherby 340 or 338 375. the 338 laupa had about 4 choises on ammo. I am hopping to get the best rifle and glass for around $ 2,500 that I can get. Was thinking about the Savage long range hunter in 338 Laupa with Huskama 5- 20. Any thoughts on the best bang for the buck in my price range.
What makes you think you "need" a .338 to kill elk?
You say you want a "long range Elk Hunting rifle" but what is the actual maximum range you are capable of shooting MOA or better at? Do you have any previous experience?
You can find a hell of a lot of barely used .338's at great prices mainly because most people who get one find out very quickly they don't need it and absolutely do not enjoy shooting it.
Check Gun Broker, and the classified section here and on other shooting websites and you can find some real bargains.