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Old 03-11-2013, 07:56 PM
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Re: what cal for a elk Handgun????

I think my 7wsm would be up to the task. I can run a 168 berger or smk around 2900. I am hoping to try out the 175smks and 180 bergers soon. A good muzzle brake makes shooting rifle scopes fun!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:26 PM
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Re: what cal for a elk Handgun????

I wouldn't feel too under gunned with my 338-375 Ruger at 750 yards. It's a little beyond what I would consider a practical elk range for my set up though. My 250gr MKs at 2650fps at the muzzle are only moving about 1500 fps at 750 yards. If you'd be comfortable using a 338 Win Mag at 750 yards, then I'd say the the 338-375 Ruger would work for you.

For me, mid powered rifle scopes work the best. My favorite are the VX-3L line. I have a 3.5-10 and a 4.5-14x that I really like. A good muzzle brake will be a necessity.

Andrew
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:14 AM
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Re: what cal for a elk Handgun????

Impossible!
It can't be done
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:53 AM
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Re: what cal for a elk Handgun????

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Impossible!
It can't be done
i know right!! thats what they say about obama getting in the white house now look. i just hope this turns out better than that did.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:09 AM
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Re: what cal for a elk Handgun????

I would use a big 7 (SAUM, WSM or Dakota) or a 338. For a 338, I might just do a 330 Dakota if I were to do it all over again.
My current mtn rig is a center-grip 18" 284 Win using 162 A-Max's. If the elk is at 750 yards and is positioned right, conditions good, and I am rock steady-Get out the knife
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i want to build a rear grip Handgun that i could take elk size game out to 750 with plenty of knock down power. Also how r yall using rifle scopes on these handguns when it comes to eye relief????? looking at using a new savage target action.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 AM
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Re: what cal for a elk Handgun????

Forgot to give this link:
Handgun Hunter Magazine - Rifle Scopes On Specialty Handguns
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:19 PM
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Re: what cal for a elk Handgun????

Ernie
Look at that your doing something that cant be done He would really freak out or crack out at a 1000yds.
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