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Old 06-17-2014, 03:22 PM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Weatherby Mark V
.338/378 wby: 250gr WBY factory load
Assassin brake by JE custom
Action bedding by JE custom
Nightforce NXS 3.5-15X50 MOAR
Near Mfg. Alphamount
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:41 PM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

I will soon have two, both 338's:

Currently have:
Ultralight Backpacking elk rifle:
- Stainless Win M70 short action chambered in 338-300 WSM
- PacNor 24" ultralight contour barrel
- Bell and Carlson Medalist stock glass bedded
- Teflon coat all metal
- VX3 4.5-14x50mm w/ Talley Rings
- 210 TTSX @ 2850 fps, 1/2 moa
- 7.2 lbs
- personal range limit of about 600-650 yards for elk with this rifle/load, which at my average 8500 ft. elk hunting elevation has the 210 TTSX at 1980+ fps and 1830+ ft*lbs.

Will have the following (~6weeks) as my "new" go-to LR Elk setup:
- Borden Timberline Magnum 338 RUM
- Hart 27" #4 contour plus CSR 3 port brake
- McMillan Game Scout Edge fill stock
- Jewel Trigger
- Cerakote all metal
- Optics: TBD, likely NF NXS 5.5-22x56 w/ Seekins Rings
- 250 Berger Hybrid - ~3000 fps ??
- 11# estimated weight fully outfitted
- personal range limit for elk: Gonna be fun practicing to figure this one out!
- 250 Berger carries 1650 fps and 1500 ft*lbs out to 1500 yards, so I would say that is the limit of the bullet/load. Rifle/Shooter TBD.
- Also would like to play around with the Barnes 265 and 285 LRX
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:39 PM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Primary rifle = Stiller Tac 338 with Stiller 20 moa rail, Brux straight 1.35" shank for 4" then taper to 0.75" at 28" fluted in 338 Lapua, 4 port CSR Muscle brake, Jewell HVR, bedded Manners T2 carbon fiber fill with 4 flush cups, March 2.5-25x52 with illuminated MTR 4 glass etched reticle, Nightforce Ultra Lite rings, shooting 300 OTM.

Backup and light carry rifle = Trued 700 Remington, 26" Lilja #3 contour fluted with Bansner brake in 300 RUM, Jewell HVR, bedded B & C Alaskan stock, Swarovski Z5 3.5-44 BT, Talley one piece mounts, shooting 230 hybrid.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:52 PM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

For me .338 Lapua Magnum. Tack driver at distances from 1000 and in.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:38 PM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Primary is a Remington 700 long range in 300 RUM shooting 230 gr berger hybrid targets and a vortex viper pst 4-16x50 ffp mrad.

Backup is a savage 111 in 30-06 with a 26in varmit shilen stainless match barrel, stockade stock, and a redfield revolution 4-12x40 accurange. shootng 200gr accubonds at 2700fps.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:12 PM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

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For me .338 Lapua Magnum. Tack driver at distances from 1000 and in.
Jesus. Reach right out and touch someone.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:28 AM
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Re: What's your elk rifle?

Look at all you tough guys with your cannons!
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