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Old 04-03-2013, 07:43 AM
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Re: New rifle for colorado elk 2013

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If you can't find .308s, which is a very common cartridge, I don't know what to tell you since you don't reload.
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OP you thinking is foreign to me? Lots of 308 out there, might be time for you to start reloading.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:50 AM
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Re: New rifle for colorado elk 2013

.308 ammo shouldn't be that hard to find right now. Cabelas even has them in stock...
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:46 AM
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There's plenty of excellent rifle choices out there and any excuse to buy a new one works for me. I certainly wouldn't base a decision on current ammo availability, perhaps a reloading setup would be in order instead of a new rifle????
Agreed.
You can start reloading for less than the price of a new rifle.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:50 AM
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Re: New rifle for colorado elk 2013

Regular .308 ammo is all sold out eveywhere around where I live. I did see that Cabelas has .308 bullets in stock. Never reloaded before.
First time attempting to post anything in a forum. Guess I was not asking my question very well.
Just wanted to know if it was worth getting a 30-06 because that ammo is in stock at my local gunstores. Or maybe to get a rifle that is not so similar to the .308. Perhaps a 300 win mag or 338.
Thought by posting on the Elk Hunting thread I might get some advice in that regard.
Reloading might be an option in the future but dont think I can learn that new skill to a good enough level to be in time for the fall.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:11 AM
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Need advice on a new caliber for DIY backcountry elk this fall. I have a sako .308 but ammo is too scarce for practicing. Any thoughts on which caliber would be a good alternative? And no I don't handload.
The 300 WM is a very good elk rifle and would be my choice today. As far as ammunition for either the 308 or the 300 good luck. If you like to shoot a lot then reloading would be a smart step to take. Components are getting harder to find but there is always a pound of powder here and a box of bullets there.

Anyway good luck!
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:14 AM
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The 300 WM is a very good elk rifle and would be my choice today. As far as ammunition for either the 308 or the 300 good luck. If you like to shoot a lot then reloading would be a smart step to take. Components are getting harder to find but there is always a pound of powder here and a box of bullets there.

Anyway good luck!
Good advice here. I agree.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:15 AM
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Re: New rifle for colorado elk 2013

If you are only doing it because of the ammo available, then no, it's not worth it. Spend $10 on shipping for the .308 ammo instead of $800 for a gun and scope. If you are looking at getting a different gun for another reason, then by all means, do it! Can never have too many!

If I were you and looking between the 30-06 and .300 WM, I would go with the 300. It will give you something that is different from the .308 you already have, whereas the 30-06 is going to be somewhat similar when it comes to velocity, bullet drop, etc.
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