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Unread 09-21-2005, 08:24 AM
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Need some Bullet Advice for Elk

I have a 300 win that I am taking on my first Elk hunt this December. It is a late cow Elk hunt. I have never shot an Elk before and need some help with bullet selection. I do not know how close the shots will be but I am prepared to shoot out to 700 yards. I have 3 different loads I am considering. They all shoot around the 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch at 300 yards. The first one is a 180 Accubond traveling out of the muzzle at 3122FPS. The second bullet is the 200 Accubond leaving the muzzle at 2960FPS. The third bullet is a 220 Matchking leaving the muzzle at 2750fps. I am kinda leaning twords the 200 Accubond but then I look at the bc of the big Matchking. Any thoughts?
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    Unread 09-21-2005, 09:50 AM
     
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    einy meany mieny mo... just pick one and go....

    they'll all work...
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    Try the 200gr accubond, or possible something in a Hornady Interbond, I heard they held up great on some penetration test.

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    Re: Need some Bullet Advice for Elk

    dakor, I have no experience with elk, but I´d go with an accubond... trust the terminal balistics of a proven bullet and I would not risk it with a match bullet.
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    Unread 09-21-2005, 10:21 AM
     
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    again..

    ANY OF THEM will do the job wonderfully...

    Alg..."not trust a match bullet"..shesh... dude.. think about what forum are you on??? Get with the program...
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    Re: Need some Bullet Advice for Elk

    Ric you are not helping any!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I see you live in Cody I will be hunting south of you in unit 61 for my hunt with a friend of mine. Maybe I should stop by a pick up one of the Twins then I would not have to pick between the 3 bullets at all. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] More suggestions are welcome. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    61 is a pretty good area...

    If I was gonna use the twins for Elk.. 175 SMK is the bullet I choose...

    I would honestly take all 3 of the loads you have...

    shoot them to 500 yards ... pick the most accurate one load a bunch and go hunting!!!
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