Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Elk Hunting

Elk Hunting Techniques For Elk Hunting


Reply

second choice bullet? 260

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 06-21-2011, 10:15 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NW MT
Posts: 2,654
Re: second choice bullet? 260

My son and I both shot bulls w/243. I hunted ID W/257 weatheerby for elk. Not familiar with your are but think you have a good chance, hunted not to far on MT SIDE
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-01-2011, 07:34 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pocahontas, AR
Posts: 911
Re: second choice bullet? 260

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcdeford View Post
It is a little unorthodox but I used a 140 gr. out of my 6.5 creedmoor to take an elk at 370 last year. the bullet performed very impressively... took out the heart and lungs went through the opposite shoulder blade and stopped just inside the skin on the far side. The elk dropped in mid stride. i was getting 3 inch 5 shot groups at 500. it has a decent bc as well.
Which 140?
__________________
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-01-2011, 08:47 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 1,233
Re: second choice bullet? 260

airstream---With the negative things you are facing with the wolves and lack of a decent number of animals where you are going because of them IMHO I would not be compounding the problems by taking a .243 on that hunt. They are a great little caliber and the Sako I have is a tack driver and is death on antelope and deer! However, I move up to my 30-06 with Hornady Interbonds for elk. Don't get me wrong because a .243 will do the job with PERFECT bullet placement of the proper design, but how far is that big bull likely to go in that nasty terrain AFTER the shot with a tiny pill that caliber puts out!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-01-2011, 09:53 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 97
Re: second choice bullet? 260

Thank you but whos taking a .243?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-01-2011, 07:23 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 1,233
Re: second choice bullet? 260

Sorry about that! I didn't read the whole thread and got caught up in the last couple posts regarding the .243 and went back to see that you chose a 260. Personally I'd still go with more than that, but to each his own as long as the person knows what they and their choice are capable of in a given situation. Good luck on your hunt and get a wolf tag too!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 97
Re: second choice bullet? 260

Thank you, and good luck to you. so did they take wolks off the endangred list and if so , would I have to apply for a tag or just buy one?

our shot placement and shot selection will be choosen within our talent level and rifle capibilites.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-02-2011, 01:50 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 1,233
Re: second choice bullet? 260

As far as I know they will have OTC wolf tags again like they did previously. They set a maximum number that they want to kill and you have to notify them if you take one and if the number is met they close the season. I guarantee the 260 will do a number on one of them, LOL!!! Have a great hunt.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: second choice bullet? 260
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.5 Rem Mag bullet choice Blacktail Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 13 02-16-2012 10:14 AM
Bullet Choice for 300 wsm Blacktail Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 8 03-15-2011 12:49 PM
bullet choice for a 7 mm retiredcpo Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 17 10-20-2009 12:34 PM
Help with bullet choice for 7 mm STW Blacktail Reloading 26 10-14-2007 08:52 PM
7MM STW bullet choice ? Lonnie Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 11-19-2003 09:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC