900 yd elk?????

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Gator26, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Gator26

    Gator26 Well-Known Member

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    ok guy what is in your opinion the best caliber for taking elk at or beyond say 900 yds not counting wild cat round just wanting to know about reg calibers .300 win mag .300 rum and so on.....
     
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  2. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    At that range for elk, I would say you will need to step up to the 300 rum or 338 rum. Load them will some heavy stuff too.
     

  3. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    I assume you do not want to reload?

    In a factory load I would go with the .300 RUM.

    The .338 Lapua would also be good if you could obtain a suitable supply of factory ammo with a good long range hunting projectile.
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Factory chamberings:
    First choice- 338 Lapua
    Second Choice - 338 Rum
    Third Choice - 300 Rum


    AJ
     
  5. 340ORHNTR

    340ORHNTR Active Member

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    340 Weatherby
    30-378 Weatherby
     
  6. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    For a factory cartridge, 338 RUM.

    $$ no option then 338 Lapua.

    I wouldnt wish a 300 RUM on anybody.
     
  7. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mick,

    What's wrong with the 300 RUM?
     
  8. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Barrels cook EXTREMELY fast. Loads change weekly due to this fact.
     
  9. JEREMY logan

    JEREMY logan Guest

    300RUM ALL THE WAY!!!!!!gun)
     
  10. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    lol!! :)
     
  11. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    ...bingo...
     
  12. JEREMY logan

    JEREMY logan Guest

    MY LOADS NEVER CHANGED WEEKLY LOL:rolleyes:
     
  13. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    How much do you shoot and do you fire all of your shots over a chronograph? And do you borescope your barrel often?
     
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  14. 338 LEGEND

    338 LEGEND Well-Known Member

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    Go with an ultra mag, weatherby ammo is wayover priced.