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Old 07-31-2013, 06:52 PM
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300WSM/7WSM with a brake would recoil less than a 308 win. Plenty of horsepower and modest recoil.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:51 PM
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Neck injuries come in as many variations as rifles do calibers. I've got one fusion, one blown disc that needs fusing and arthritis in the rest. I'd go with a braked 30-06 in as straight a stock as I could find. An adjustable cheekpiece like Mcmillans A3-5 might be better. Rifle weight can be a friend recoil wise, but if he's lost upper body strength, lighter may me give him more control. Here about a month ago i took a .223 on on of our rock shoots and finished the day with headache from trying to get, and maintain a decent cheek weld from a variety of field positions. I have a 338 RUM kind of got started right before my neck went to hell. Dropping bullet weight to the 180's makes it much more shootable for practice, then switch if need be for a hunting load. I've got a Mcmillan, Lazzeroni thumbhole on the way for the reasons stated above. I'm hoping the thumbhole will help with grip. The standard Winchester Model 70 pre-64 stock has never suited me anyway. My 2 cents would be more emphasis on the whole package then talk calibers.
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Straight 284 or a 6.5x284. Or 280
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:15 PM
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Thanks guys! Keep em coming!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: Non mag Elk gun?

300 win, 210, 215 or 230 Berger. Sendero contour barrel with a JP tactical compensator brake. Should come in about 11 to 12 lbs field ready. I have lost count how many elk we have taken with one. Cows to large bulls, 100 yards to 1000. Beginners 12 yrs of age to 80 yr old men, also small framed women that don't shoot much. Never a recoil problem.


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Old 07-31-2013, 10:15 PM
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300 win, 210, 215 or 230 Berger. Sendero contour barrel with a JP tactical compensator brake. Should come in about 11 to 12 lbs field ready. I have lost count how many elk we have taken with one. Cows to large bulls, 100 yards to 1000. Beginners 12 yrs of age to 80 yr old men, also small framed women that don't shoot much. Never a recoil problem.


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Old 07-31-2013, 10:17 PM
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Re: Non mag Elk gun?

Smallest calibre I have shot or seen elk shot with was a .260 and a 6.5x55 both loaded with 130gr Accubonds. One of my mentors who has shot more elk then I ever will in my life uses his 7mm-08 almost exclusively now. Loads it with 140gr Barnes. He used to be and still some degree a magnum shooter. I shot a few bulls with my trusty BLR in .308 and my long time hunting partner for almost 20 years only used his 30-06.

If your are keeping shots under 300 you have lots of options.
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