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Old 05-24-2013, 10:39 PM
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Re: Elk Hunting for a new hunter

I have seen it many times. The gun kicks while sighting it in, but after they shoot at an animal and don't remember the recoil. Get her through this hunt with something she can handle then after positive results she'll have more guts for a larger caliber. I would keep the ranges under 200-250 with the 240. JMO.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:55 PM
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I am also a new elk hunter. This year will be my first elk hunt. I own several guns but the two calipers I thought of taking was 300 wsm or 300 rum can anyone give me some help on which gun and what grain bullet
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:09 AM
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Both will do the job. I'd find an accurate 165gr pill, practice, and go hunting.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:03 AM
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Re: Elk Hunting for a new hunter

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I am also a new elk hunter. This year will be my first elk hunt. I own several guns but the two calipers I thought of taking was 300 wsm or 300 rum can anyone give me some help on which gun and what grain bullet
Either one will work, it just depends on what your goals are distance-wise. If you are looking to be able to take down an elk at a longer range (500+ yards) I would look into 200+ grain bullets in the 300 RUM. Not saying that the WSM can't do it, but you will have more of an advantage at long range with the RUM.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:19 PM
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Thank you all for the input to my questions. I will certainitly put it to good use.
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