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Old 07-14-2013, 10:51 AM
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Re: what is the best bullet for hunting elk

When I lived in Wyoming my 300 Win Mag sure loved the 165 gr. "Trophy Bonded Bear Claws". From 50 yards to 450 yards that bullet never failed me.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:18 AM
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Re: what is the best bullet for hunting elk

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I was just looking for advise on bullets for a 300 win mag for elk hunting. I want good penetration at close and long range as well as good expansion. I was thinking about going with berger bullets but I seen a post on here showing how they did not perform the was they should have.
Any ideas?

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:21 AM
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Re: what is the best bullet for hunting elk

Kind of like asking "What weight of oil should I use in My Harley", everyones got their favorite and they will give You what information they have on their experiences.
All good advice, in My opinion.
as stated, get familiar with the firearm and what weight and style of bullet makes the best match with the rifle, if You want to try a different bullet, reload that bullet of different weight/grains with different measure of the specified powder, until You find that "Sweet Spot" that everyone talks about.
Whichever bullet You are used to shooting will probably that Royal Bull down with one shot, if accurately placed into a vital area.
I have seen elk taken with a ,243 and a one shot kill at over five hundred yards, not a big bullet, just a load the shooter was comfortable with and, that worked well in His rifle then, placed in a vital area that He knew would bring that Royal six point right down.
Go getum.
A Nozler partition may work well in Your rifle too.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:30 PM
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Re: what is the best bullet for hunting elk

Someday I may tell the story about how a friend of mine was out hunting with his kid and he (kid) took an 8 point buck with a 10-22 Ruger Carbine.

Anything is possible.

My bottom line when I hunt, when I shoot it, it needs to drop NOW. Not truck off across hill and dale and leave a mess along the way as it leaks olut. I don't want to chase it. I want it down.

Whatever bullet and load it takes.

Me, I'm a Sierra fan. Bigger the better.
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