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Unread 11-28-2007, 10:54 PM
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Location: SW Michigan
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Ok I just had another log thrown on the fire I am going elk hunting next fall and Im looking for a rifle. I want something that will shoot good out of the box I probably wont shoot over 600 yds. I have been inquireing about the weatherby .300wby vanguard sub-moa and the 300rum ina sandero. But then I found the .325 in a savage that I understand are very good out of the box. I will probobly only use this for elk 3 or four times mostly for whitetail and muelys.
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Unread 11-29-2007, 01:39 AM
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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.
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
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Unread 12-02-2007, 10:00 PM
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Have one in a M70 and it is one of my favorite rifles. Was very easy to get to shoot and my go to load is the 220gr Sierra over a max load of H4350. I've shot several deer with it and it does surprisingly little meat damage. Used it on a large bodied bull elk this year and on a hard 1/4'ing away shot at 200yds it broke 4 ribs on the near side, through the vitals and lodged up in the neck. Recoil is relatively mild and I don't find it a problem even in my light rifle.
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Unread 12-03-2007, 12:10 AM
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Being an 8mm (.323) bullet selection is very limited for the
reloader but it is a very good elk caliber.

But for an all around deer and elk rifle I would go with the
300 RUM so you can use 150gr up to 250gr bullets.

Just my 2 cents
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