Re: Good Beginner Gun! Please Look
.275 does mean technically the 270 family is out but if you can I vote 270wsm all the way. I have killed more coyotes with a 270wsm than almost all my other rifles combined. otherwise the 25-06 is hard to beat. ammo is easy to find if you dont reload. I shoot a tikka t3 in 25-06 on a very regular basis and I love it. I shoot 100 Gr Barnes TTSX and its a hammer on deer and antelope. Elk it is a little lacking. I have killed elk with that bullet but its not the best. You really need the 115 TSX. Which you can not shoot through a tikka because of the slow twist rates they use. So my vote is going to be for a savage accustock model in either a 25-06 or or a 6.5x284 (if the 270wsm really isnt allowed) and for bullets a partition or a tripple shock are the way to go for sure! I would top it off with a Leupold vx-2 3-9 with the long range duplex. that would be a very affordable setup!
Anything less than overkill is underachievement!
" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad