Great elk rifle and great choice. Shaves some weight with that short action which is good in most elk country. Not a long ranger though, no good heavy bullet choices and not really enough velocity with the heavy stuff. An occasional elk hunt though shooting at average distances is a great choice. Great deer gun also. I shot some caribou with the 180 ballistic tips and was very happy with them. I'm thinking they would be a very good choice with the smaller case capacity. I know they do very well in the 8mm rem mag.
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