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Old 01-10-2009, 11:05 AM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

Sixgun,

This post is three yrs old, I am guessing that lovdasnow has already got his new rifle.

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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

I keep seeing these antique threads pulled out ? at least someone is using the search feature.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:53 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

Remington sendero 900-1000. you pick the caliber. if you can't get a leupold . get a bushnell elite 6-24. 400 to 450 $
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:09 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

Ditto what most everyone else is telling you regarding a Rem M700 in a RUM. One friend is shooting FED 215M w/ 104g of US869 behind the 240SMK. 2993 ave. MV out of his factory M700LSS in 300RUM. That makes a rather serious statement for LR Elk hunting.
My brother has the same rifle, he settled on 96g of RL-25 with a Nosler 180g AB at 3300fps. He was able to push to 3450, but the recoil was brutle.
Basically what I am hearing, is that a muzzle brake would be just as important as having the rifle piller bedded and having a trigger job done.
I myself have just began a build with Benchmark, they are going to put a 30" fluted 30 cal tube on it chambered in 300RUM. The action will be blue printed and they are going to put a pinned percision ground 1/4 lug on it. I ordered a directional (sideways venting) muzzle brake too.
I'm dreaming of duplicating that 240gr Sierra Matchking load.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:26 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

i would get a 300 win mag because is is so easy to load for and lapua brass is available. in a remington sendero. look at the bushnell 4200 or 6500 if you can't get something more. adjust the trigger. and if at all possible get a brake.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

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One thing that hasn't been determined is how far is Long range? big difference between 500yds and 1500yds.

In my case, I have a personal limit of my Leica 800 which will read to around 950yds. Most of my LR hunting is going to be inside 800yds.

My choice is a Savage 110 in 7RM. Even with a 24" barrel, this barrel spits them out at near STW velocities. I shoot the 162gr SST and Amax. SST for close range, Amax for far.

With the ballistics these bullets give, there is little issue with boiler room shots are far as I can range. Ballistics that I feel are superior to a similar model in 300WM.

I have owned a few Savage rifles and these things shoot extremely well. As well as many custom rifles and certainly better then most factory.

I and many others up here have really enjoyed these value rifles. There is little reason with your budget you can't get a complete rig with money to spare.

Have a good look at the Elite 4200 line of scopes. I think you will be impressed and they are most certainly affordable. The new gen Nikon Buckmaster SF are also very nice value.

Make sure you bed those Savages and tune or replace that trigger (unless accutrigger). Set up with weaver bases and Burris sig rings w/inserts, you have the makings of a great rifle.

Jerry
Well, despite not reading this particular thread until now, I have just about completed the track several have suggested here. I guess the themes keep repeating in pieces here and there...A Savage w/ accutriger in 7mmRM, Burris Sig rings w/inserts, etc. Will post how she shoots. Thanks everyone for the advice!
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