Re: Elk Caliber?
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