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Old 01-02-2011, 01:24 PM
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Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

Looking to get long range elk and deer rifle for my son. Any Opinions?
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:39 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

What price range are you looking at, and how far do you intend to shoot? I know you said long range, but I'm finding out that has hugely different definitions to different people. And also, what age is your son? Beginner?
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:45 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

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What price range are you looking at, and how far do you intend to shoot? I know you said long range, but I'm finding out that has hugely different definitions to different people. And also, what age is your son? Beginner?
All of this along with what terrain do you hunt or plan to hunt? There is a big difference in long range setup for elk vs. deer. Do you handload? Is your son able to handle recoil and how much, you hunting from a blind, doing lots of walking, scaling the tallest mountains? ....lots of questions to consider.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:08 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

He has been shooting for a long time and can handle a lot of recoil. He wants to be able to shoot accurately out to 400 yards. And yes i do handload my own ammo.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:36 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

400 yards opens up cartridge choice immensely. 1500ft/lbs is what is considered by most to be Good To Go. For premium bullets such as Barnes and Hornady GMX they say you want at least 1800fps to reliably expand.

-- 7mm Rem Mag will push out to 500++ easily for elk
-- 300 WM will easily push out to 500++ for elk as well.
-- 280 AI (Nosler) will reach out to 450+ pretty easily.
-- 270 Win with a 150gr Berger will reach 425.

Of course the WSM varieties of these Calibre's will more than get it done as well.

Lots of good choices!
Gary
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:00 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

270Win,
270WSM,
280Rem,
7mmWSM,
7mmRSAUM,
7RemMag,
300WSM,
300WinMag,
270 Weatherby,
257 Weatherby,
300 Weatherby,
7mm RUM,
7mmSTW,
300 RUM,

Etc. Etc.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:24 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

i highly recomend to 280 rem, mine is in a ruger m77 hawkeye and its a tack driver out to 400 yards and past with handloads with 160 gr accubonds
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