I'm looking into building an elk rifle for reaching out and touching them 600-800 yd. Several ppl that I have talked to said to get a 338 to make sure they go down and not run as far. However, one guy I know says the 7 mag is all you need. I was looking into the new 7mm WSM, or just a regular 7 mag. Or maybe a 280, 338, 300win mag/wsm. Just curious what everyones thoughts are.
I will be putting on a 26-28" heavy barrel ( I really don't care about the weight). Putting it on an old winchester 30-06 action. I've asked before about making a target rifle, but think I'm going to make it a designated elk/big game hunting rifle. I will prolly put a break on it so recoil isnt an issue either.
I know this will get a whole bunch of diff responses, just wondering pro/con's of the diff caliber so I can choose what is right for me. Thanks for the help!