Re: How far to kill an elk with a .243?
I guess no one killed elk until the release of the 300 wby and H&H, the 30-30, 30-06, 250sav, 7x57, 8x57, 6.5x55, and 300sav have killed more wildlife effectively from the 1890s-1950s, then all the 338s combined. A crap shot with a 338 LM is no better than one with a 243. Yeah I like just about any caliber, they are all fun to shoot. If you know the ins and outs of your rifle and shoot it on a regular basis caliber should not start an argument. None of you can tell me an elk has never ran off from a big 338, stop judging and start shooting more often then you can decide if that kind of shot is for you or not.