what cal for a elk Handgun????

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by jeff 300, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    i want to build a rear grip Handgun that i could take elk size game out to 750 with plenty of knock down power. Also how r yall using rifle scopes on these handguns when it comes to eye relief????? looking at using a new savage target action.
     
  2. tinkerer

    tinkerer Well-Known Member

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    Sure, you can build a "handgun" on the target action, with at least a 16.5" barrel and over 26" overall.

    My suggestion. Get your action, a 18" barrel in something like a 338 edge or 300 WSM with a brake, and a good scope, bases, etc. Lots of options.

    An easy startingpoint is the Choate Ultimate Varmint Stock, cutting off the shoulder stock. No bedding required. I think its made for the action.

    Thats a long shot for a rifle, much less a shorter instrument. Practice a lot.

    Ask for 358hammer over a specialtypistols.com.

    Larry
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  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Pass me that crack pipe.....I could use a good hit off it too..!!!!!
     
  4. tinkerer

    tinkerer Well-Known Member

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    ?

    Larry
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Crack pipe? Not sure what you are into or what you are insinuating but elk with a specialty handgun at 750 yards is easily doable...
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi8kwZw-h6A]338 Edge velocity testing - YouTube[/ame]
     
  7. bfr4570

    bfr4570 Well-Known Member

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    338 AX 18.5" it will thump them hard at 750 yds.

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  8. zuba

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    I think my 7wsm would be up to the task. I can run a 168 berger or smk around 2900. I am hoping to try out the 175smks and 180 bergers soon. A good muzzle brake makes shooting rifle scopes fun!!
     
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    I wouldn't feel too under gunned with my 338-375 Ruger at 750 yards. It's a little beyond what I would consider a practical elk range for my set up though. My 250gr MKs at 2650fps at the muzzle are only moving about 1500 fps at 750 yards. If you'd be comfortable using a 338 Win Mag at 750 yards, then I'd say the the 338-375 Ruger would work for you.

    For me, mid powered rifle scopes work the best. My favorite are the VX-3L line. I have a 3.5-10 and a 4.5-14x that I really like. A good muzzle brake will be a necessity.

    Andrew
     
  10. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Impossible!
    It can't be done:D
     
  11. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    i know right!! thats what they say about obama getting in the white house now look. i just hope this turns out better than that did.
     
  12. Ernie

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    I would use a big 7 (SAUM, WSM or Dakota) or a 338. For a 338, I might just do a 330 Dakota if I were to do it all over again.
    My current mtn rig is a center-grip 18" 284 Win using 162 A-Max's. If the elk is at 750 yards and is positioned right, conditions good, and I am rock steady-Get out the knife:D
     
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  14. bfr4570

    bfr4570 Well-Known Member

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    Ernie
    Look at that your doing something that cant be done:rolleyes: He would really freak out or crack out at a 1000yds.:D