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Unread 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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    Unread 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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    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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    Re: What's your elk rifle?

    For me .338 Lapua Magnum. Tack driver at distances from 1000 and in.
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    Unread 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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    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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    Re: What's your elk rifle?

    Look at all you tough guys with your cannons!
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