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Old 03-22-2013, 07:22 PM
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Re: All around cal.

I think the 7mm STW with the new Nosler's 150 grain, 168 grain, or 175 grain Accubond Long Range is going to be an amazing all around caliber!

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I'm really looking forward to trying them in my twin Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs this year!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:15 PM
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Re: All around cal.

My rifle of choice for everything is a 300 wm with 165 grain nossler accubonds. Work very well on deer and elk. Going to try it out on pronghorn this fall. If I was to go after bear I may go to a 180 grain.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:37 PM
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I think i'm going a little nuts in my old age, going to lok at two ruger no.1s one in 338 win the other 300 win. What do you think. Rich
For what you are looking for, based on your initial post (deer and elk), I would say go with the 300 out of those two. I don't think you need the 338 for elk, unless you are looking to take them down WAY out there...and a 338 would destroy a deer-sized animal. Just my two cents!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:58 AM
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It's not so much what ya hit em with but where ya hit em. I shoot a 6.5 rem mag in a 1in8 twist that shoots the 140s real good, it works for me.
I shoot the same exact cartridge with a 1 in 8 twist barrel and 140 Berger VLD's. Push them around 3150 fps and have killed 13 animals to date with that rifle. From 80 yards to 655 yards. It is one mean killing machine
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:41 AM
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most outtfitters cringe when they hear 7mag(I know I am an Elk hunting guide)I say 30-06 limit your shots on Elk to 250 yards other wise they tend to get away.
Elk Guide... really?
I guided a few elk hunters, over 30 years time. Even outfitted a little, 9 years. The 7 mag is my favorite round of all; capable of really long range elk sniping, if you can shoot, and it won't kick yer pants off.
And don't tell the elk we shot with the old '06 at over 250 yards, some as far as 500 or so, that they should have just run off instead. I just hate it when elk go all zombie and rise from the dead all stinky and falling to pieces.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:11 PM
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Well i did it i came home with some thing i did'nt meed Ruger no. in a 338 win. Price was right and that dammed thing kept on saying take me, take me. Rich
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:33 PM
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Elk Guide... really?
I guided a few elk hunters, over 30 years time. Even outfitted a little, 9 years. The 7 mag is my favorite round of all; capable of really long range elk sniping, if you can shoot, and it won't kick yer pants off.
And don't tell the elk we shot with the old '06 at over 250 yards, some as far as 500 or so, that they should have just run off instead. I just hate it when elk go all zombie and rise from the dead all stinky and falling to pieces.
I would always prefer the hunters that shot an 06 or 280 any day because they hardly ever miss what they shoot at! Not to mention that a lot of elk meat has been put in the freezer at ranges well past 250
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