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900 yd elk?????

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:51 PM
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900 yd elk?????

ok guy what is in your opinion the best caliber for taking elk at or beyond say 900 yds not counting wild cat round just wanting to know about reg calibers .300 win mag .300 rum and so on.....

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Old 03-31-2009, 10:04 PM
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Re: 900 yd elk?????

At that range for elk, I would say you will need to step up to the 300 rum or 338 rum. Load them will some heavy stuff too.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:54 PM
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Re: 900 yd elk?????

I assume you do not want to reload?

In a factory load I would go with the .300 RUM.

The .338 Lapua would also be good if you could obtain a suitable supply of factory ammo with a good long range hunting projectile.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:03 PM
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Re: 900 yd elk?????

Factory chamberings:
First choice- 338 Lapua
Second Choice - 338 Rum
Third Choice - 300 Rum


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Old 03-31-2009, 11:36 PM
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Re: 900 yd elk?????

340 Weatherby
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:14 AM
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Re: 900 yd elk?????

For a factory cartridge, 338 RUM.

$$ no option then 338 Lapua.

I wouldnt wish a 300 RUM on anybody.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:39 AM
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Re: 900 yd elk?????

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For a factory cartridge, 338 RUM.

$$ no option then 338 Lapua.

I wouldnt wish a 300 RUM on anybody.
Hey Mick,

What's wrong with the 300 RUM?
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