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Old 06-17-2014, 01:48 AM
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What's your elk rifle?

Mine is a Ruger M77 Mark II in .300 RSAUM top with 30mm rings and a Vortex Viper 2.5-10x44mm scope with a fine duplex reticle. That covers what I do (Bob Marshall/Scape Goat back country hunts and dark, nasty timber). I'm covered from 10 to 500 yards.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:55 AM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight. 270 Win. 150 Gr Hornady IB's.

Weaver 3-12 Scope.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:32 AM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

I'm still at the "it's gonna be" phase.

But

I can say for sure, it's gonna be a Weatherby. It's gonna be tuned up by me. It's gonna shoot copper.

The probables are:
338/26 Nosler that started as a 338WM Alaskan
300/26 Nosler that started as a 30-06 Stainless Synthetic

Backup is a 300Wby Stainless Synthetic
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:39 AM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Custom 300 win on a Defiance action, 28" Broughton, JP Brake, McMillian Thumbhole stock, 5.5~22 NF NXS RP-R2 reticle. with a 30 MOA Near rail and NF UL rings. Sends 215 Bergers at 3035 fps and is sitting 22 and 0 for one shot big game kills in the last 12 months. Never tracked a one from 200 yard bulls to 1285 yard antelope.

But if I need to go past 1100 on elk it will be my DE LRKM in .338 Terminator +P. You just have to see the difference of a 300 gr Berger at 3200 fps to understand a good .338 over smaller calibers on long range elk.

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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Rem 700 in 300 RUM sitting in a B&C stock and topped with a Nikon Monarch 4-16. Nothing too exciting about it, but it shoots the 200gr Accubonds at 1/2 MOA. Thinking about jumping up to the 230gr Bergers once supplies start to show up on shelves again.
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Custom 338 RUM based on Montana Rifles 1999 action and a 26.5" #19 Krieger stainless barrel, Accurate Innovations stock in oil finished English black walnut (I like wood), medium Painkiller brake, 4.5 X 30 Bushnell Elite, 30 mm Burris Signature rings mounted on 20 MOA Nightforce bases. I use 210 TTSX at 3,200 fps out to 500 yards, 300 gr Bergers past that.
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Savage Model 12 in 300 WSM, HS Precision stock, Vortex PST 6-24 SFP scope, Mcgowan 26" barrel, Badger Ordnance brake. Shoots 210 VLD at 2885 FPS.
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