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Low Recoil Rounds Sutiable for Elk

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Unread 05-14-2012, 10:31 PM
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Re: Low Recoil Rounds Sutiable for Elk

TBP, "REQUIREMENT" what ever you get, make sure to put a LimbSaver buttpad on it. My .243 Rem 700 had the Rem version so I did not have to get one.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 05:34 AM
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Re: Low Recoil Rounds Sutiable for Elk

Elk caliber rifle (my braked .300 Win Mags and .338 Win Mag felt recoil are similar to that off .243 and .308 respectively)


effective muzzle brake (muscle, PK, DE, Holland's, etc ...)


recoil pad (limbsaver)


(Optional for extra measures)

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Unread 05-17-2012, 02:21 PM
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Re: Low Recoil Rounds Sutiable for Elk

In Sweden and Norway they shoot moose with the 6.5x55, same as 260 rem. It is the most used cartridge. A light bolt action 260 or 7-08 with a good bullet will work just fine on elk to 300 yards and is a dream to carry in the mountains.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 01:23 PM
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Re: Low Recoil Rounds Sutiable for Elk

I want to thank everyone for your replies and input, and after a lot of debate I'm leaning towards a rifle chambering 7mm-08. I'm also considering putting a muzzle brake on this rifle but that may be overkill.

Again, Thank you all!

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