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Unread 02-23-2012, 09:38 PM
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Re: Elk Caliber?

Guess I misssed that correction. Sorry about that. Those numbers are impressive although both of my 308win are 22 inch barrels and have several pounds of powder to use up I may try some to see what I can get my rifles to do in the future. One thing about the 308win it takes about twice as long to use up the powder versus the mag rifles I have. Thanks for the info.
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    Unread 02-28-2012, 06:15 PM
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    Re: Elk Caliber?

    leanin towards a 111 fcns savge in 300 win mag
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    Unread 02-28-2012, 08:17 PM
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    Nuttin wrong with that. Good selection of factory ammo. Not too terribily expensive either. Good out of the box accuracy,and rugged too. Should serve you quite well.
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    Unread 02-29-2012, 12:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by rryun View Post
    leanin towards a 111 fcns savge in 300 win mag
    If you want inexpensive, guaranteed sub MOA accuracy, & an adjustable trigger, put the Weatherby Vanguard S-2 on your list of rifles to consider.
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    Unread 03-04-2012, 12:17 PM
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    First, you need to ask yourself if you want to go elk hunting or elk shooting. If you are hunting a shot past 300 yds is rare. Hunting means stalking close enough for a clean kill. Second, a man (or woman) with a good 30-06 bolt gun who can shoot it accurately with a good premium bullet is far more successful than a person with a 300 mag. (or bigger) who can't handle the recoil and shoot it accurately. There are a lot of factors in shooting game at long distance. The ones that do, never mention the wounded ones they did not find. Ask the locals and guides who find the dead elk that didn't survive the winter from that long shot.

    Yes I do shoot a 300 win.mag but I shoot it a lot and can handle the recoil. I know too many who can't but still shoot one and would be better off with a 7mm mag. or 30-06 that they can handle the recoil and shoot accurately. Just a thought.
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    Unread 03-04-2012, 01:01 PM
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    Texas mike, Welcome to LRHUNTIG. You do notice the namesake? This forum has a lot of dedicated LRH's.The OP intent is to shoot farther as skills progress, have you ever taken game past 300. My son shot 4 big game animals when 15 closest was 350, farthest was 5 pt. bull at dusk @ 540 w/325 wsm, 7-6 0z so it kicks a bit.You just kinda slammed long range hunting in first post.We have lots of places in Montana where a shoot longer than 300 is common.The recoil issue, is a non issue, if like many here,you run a brake. Which on the larger calibers here I would take a guess the majority do. I shot a unbraked 340 WBY for over 10 yrs, how you grow up in shooting has alot to do with it.Shooting is shooting, you have to have the skill and equipment for the task. A friend of mine that is avid hunter, doesnt have formal shooting in his background, just had a rifle built, first test group at 500 yrds. was 1.25 " 7/300wsm
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    Unread 03-04-2012, 01:22 PM
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    Re: Elk Caliber?

    There are so many good choices for elk it can be a tough decision or a very easy one. With the OP specifying 800 yards, well that's a long poke for sure. But it could take many years of hunting to see one that far or that close.

    I'm very comfortable with my 7Rem Mags as elk rifles. I also have a 300 RUM, which, IMO, is completely unnecessary for an elk under 500-700 yards. Please spend a lot of trigger time and learn how the ammo you choose does in the wind at ranges b/w 400-800 yards.

    300WM is good choice.
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