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Old 07-31-2013, 01:23 PM
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Non mag Elk gun?

I'm posing this for a friend how wants a Elk/Bear gun. Most likely 300 yrd max. Here's the problem, he has some neck issues so he's wanting to keep recoil to a min. I'm a overkill guy when it comes to guns so thought I'd through this out there for disscusion. Would like to keep this to people who actually have Elk hunted with the guns they are going to recomend.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:51 PM
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Re: Non mag Elk gun?

I do most of my hunting especially elk with my 300 win. A couple of my family members use 30-06 with good success. Just load it with a good bullet and shoot strait and I think it would work well for your friend. I have also seen a cow elk shot and killed with a 243 win but that is in my opinion a very gun to use. That is just my thoughts but I do think that over kill is underrated.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:38 PM
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Re: Non mag Elk gun?

If he has that problem and you're talking 300 yards max, I'd go with a 30-06 or .308 with whatever 180 grain bonded bullet the rifle he buys shoots best.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:26 PM
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Re: Non mag Elk gun?

338-06
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: Non mag Elk gun?

Like others are saying the 06 with a good bullet right load whack's them out to 700 yards with authority. It's what I use. Fairly light recoil pleasure to shoot.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:24 PM
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Re: Non mag Elk gun?

OK neck problems. Light recoil. Maximum 300-400 yds. First choice is a 7mm 08. Wide range of bullets with VERY light recoil. 160-168 grain bullets will do a great job. A friend has one. He uses 140 gr bullets and has been very impressed with how well it kills deer. I shot it spotlighting for jackrabbits. recoil seemed almost non-existant....
Next choice is probably a .308. Great versatility. Will do everything he needs it to. Easy to find ammo.
3rd choice is a 6.5 of some sort. 6.5X47, .260, 6.5X284... I have a 6.5X06. Light recoil and great accuracy. Load w/ a 130-140 grain bullet. Works very well. In my mind the 7mm 08 is the best of the best for a situation like this. Bruce
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