Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by outdooraddict, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Ok I just had another log thrown on the fire I am going elk hunting next fall and Im looking for a rifle. I want something that will shoot good out of the box I probably wont shoot over 600 yds. I have been inquireing about the weatherby .300wby vanguard sub-moa and the 300rum ina sandero. But then I found the .325 in a savage that I understand are very good out of the box. I will probobly only use this for elk 3 or four times mostly for whitetail and muelys.
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Great elk rifle and great choice. Shaves some weight with that short action which is good in most elk country. Not a long ranger though, no good heavy bullet choices and not really enough velocity with the heavy stuff. An occasional elk hunt though shooting at average distances is a great choice. Great deer gun also. I shot some caribou with the 180 ballistic tips and was very happy with them. I'm thinking they would be a very good choice with the smaller case capacity. I know they do very well in the 8mm rem mag.

  3. CapDog

    CapDog Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    Have one in a M70 and it is one of my favorite rifles. Was very easy to get to shoot and my go to load is the 220gr Sierra over a max load of H4350. I've shot several deer with it and it does surprisingly little meat damage. Used it on a large bodied bull elk this year and on a hard 1/4'ing away shot at 200yds it broke 4 ribs on the near side, through the vitals and lodged up in the neck. Recoil is relatively mild and I don't find it a problem even in my light rifle.
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004

    Being an 8mm (.323) bullet selection is very limited for the
    reloader but it is a very good elk caliber.

    But for an all around deer and elk rifle I would go with the
    300 RUM so you can use 150gr up to 250gr bullets.

    Just my 2 cents