Originally Posted by buster1250
I posted looking for advice, and information to help with my long range hunting goals. Funny to me that the only real help I get is from a 13 year old.
Well Sir, to be quite honest we as long range hunters always put the animal first. Not trying to beat you up, just give good advice. You see, it was your first post. You stated you "have been reading" about a couple rifles. And you asked these questions looking for a factory rifle and factory ammo to take an elk at 1500 yards. You didn't say you had taken one at 850, but even then that is a whole differen't world than taking an elk at a distance approaching a mile. So don't be suprised if people that may have good solid advice for you ask more questions first. Maybe what you wanted to hear was, "Hell ya! buy that 110 Savage and grab a box of 250 gr factory ammo, dial the scope up 43.5 MOA and give her 1 moa left for spin drift and let her fly. 1500 yard DTR elk every time"
Sorry man, but that is not what you need to hear. If you want solid advice, be willing to take it even if it is not what you want to hear. I have 1500 rounds through my 338 LM with 300 gr bullets to 2000 plus yards. Many many elk kills, have taken a few elk at over 1100, but let me tell you it takes a commitment. Not buy a factory rifle, factory ammo and practic a few weekends and go. I think you have more reading to do on the subject and a whole lot of shooting before you are ready to take an elk at 1500.
So, welcome to the forum. There are many many guys here that will give good advice and offer to help. But, like I said before, any true long range hunter looks out for the animal first. That is all anyone was trying to do. If you really want help, we would be glad to help you. But if you do not want to take honest advice, I am sorry I will pass.