New elk rifle shows some promise

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Stormbringer, May 12, 2011.

  1. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2005
    I aquired a new elk rifle yesterday. I traded a Remington 597 LSHB 22 magnum straight up for a 1987 Remington 700 Classic in 338 Win Mag. The previous owner said the rifle was bedded, had an crisp X-Mark trigger installed and was ported. I took the rifle home, pulled it out of the stock (was super tight), cleaned up the action and some of the so-so home done bedding job. I also floated the barrel and mounted a Nikon 3-9 Prostaff I had laying around. I received in the deal some RCBS dies, 50 WW Brass, 42 225 Accubonds, 40 200 Accubonds, 3 200 Speer Spire Points and 6 215 grain GameKings. I loaded up 12 rounds with a meduim load of H4350 and went to the range.

    I was surprised and happy with the results. The rifle weighs nine pounds and with the Magnaport was a pussycat at the range. All shooting was of the bipod with rear bag. Last night I prepped all the brass and installed fresh primers. Time for some load work!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    886
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Thats awesome. I will be doing my very first elk hunt this year and i cannot wait. i will also be doing a whitetail hunt while im there in montana and im excited for that as well :)
     

  3. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,359
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Sweeet