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Old 07-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

With the wealth of information on this thread I'm almost more torn on what to get anymore. Would greatly appreciate some more sound advice.
This is where I'm at so far,
.338 or larger, the Lapua, .338/378, perhaps 338win mag? Other suggestions?
I do reload, whats the most cost efficient round to reload and easiest to find bullets/brass so on for?
Lighter is better, but not at the expense of accuracy. I only walk hunt, and though I can I would rather avoid a 20 pound meathammer.
Recommendations on gun maker? Leaning towards the Weathererby Mark V's at the moment due to weight and attractive price. No issue going custom though and spending the money. Custom builders?
One other thing is I would like to load the round down as well, for whitetail or anything else I fancy.
Disclaimer to avoid getting off topic!
I am an experienced shooter, and realize what it takes to shoot into the 1000 yard mark and the moral decisions that come with it when hunting at those ranges.
Thank you for any help guys.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:24 PM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

I'll end this open can of argument quickly. 338 anything. If you don't want a 338 anything, then go with the 30 caliber magnums of your choice. If you don't like the 30 caliber magnums of your choice, then look at the 7mm magnums of your choice. If you don't like that, then look at the 6.5mm magnums of your choice. To most, anything smaller is worthless, to others, anything under magnums will work. So we'll leave it at that. I know where this thread is headed, so tread lightly!

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Old 07-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

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I'll end this open can of argument quickly. 338 anything. If you don't want a 338 anything, then go with the 30 caliber magnums of your choice. If you don't like the 30 caliber magnums of your choice, then look at the 7mm magnums of your choice. If you don't like that, then look at the 6.5mm magnums of your choice. To most, anything smaller is worthless, to others, anything under magnums will work. So we'll leave it at that. I know where this thread is headed, so tread lightly!

Tank
Way to take the smart way out! Like I said I'm almost drawing the line at 338. I own a 7mm magnum and though it shoots out to 1000yards, I would have more piece of mind with a larger round . So I guess this is to become a battle of the .338s.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:52 PM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

I don't elk hunt in Arkansas but, I vote for an edge. I have one and it flat shoots and hits hard way out there.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:53 PM
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I don't elk hunt in Arkansas but, I vote for an edge. I have one and it flat shoots and hits hard way out there.
Gun build? best loads?
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:53 PM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

Weatherby Mark V AccuMark .30-378 Wby Mag would be my choice...

The Accumarks are hand-built & fitted rifles....You're buying a semi-custom rifle that has been hand-fitted. Can't beat it for the $2K pricetag.

I have an Accumark .257 Wby Mag and I love it! You will be amazwd at the fitment and accuracy.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:03 PM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

My edge is a BAT HR action with a 30" krieger barrel muscle brake in a McMillan a-5 stock. Nightfroce 5-22. Around 92 grains h1000 with 300 Berger (2820 fps).
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