What's your elk rifle?

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by RHC, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. RHC

    RHC Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2014
    Mine is a Ruger M77 Mark II in .300 RSAUM top with 30mm rings and a Vortex Viper 2.5-10x44mm scope with a fine duplex reticle. That covers what I do (Bob Marshall/Scape Goat back country hunts and dark, nasty timber). I'm covered from 10 to 500 yards.
  2. kraigwy

    kraigwy Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Winchester Model 70 Featherweight. 270 Win. 150 Gr Hornady IB's.

    Weaver 3-12 Scope.

  3. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2012
    I'm still at the "it's gonna be" phase.


    I can say for sure, it's gonna be a Weatherby. It's gonna be tuned up by me. It's gonna shoot copper.

    The probables are:
    338/26 Nosler that started as a 338WM Alaskan
    300/26 Nosler that started as a 30-06 Stainless Synthetic

    Backup is a 300Wby Stainless Synthetic
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Custom 300 win on a Defiance action, 28" Broughton, JP Brake, McMillian Thumbhole stock, 5.5~22 NF NXS RP-R2 reticle. with a 30 MOA Near rail and NF UL rings. Sends 215 Bergers at 3035 fps and is sitting 22 and 0 for one shot big game kills in the last 12 months. Never tracked a one from 200 yard bulls to 1285 yard antelope.

    But if I need to go past 1100 on elk it will be my DE LRKM in .338 Terminator +P. You just have to see the difference of a 300 gr Berger at 3200 fps to understand a good .338 over smaller calibers on long range elk.

  5. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Rem 700 in 300 RUM sitting in a B&C stock and topped with a Nikon Monarch 4-16. Nothing too exciting about it, but it shoots the 200gr Accubonds at 1/2 MOA. Thinking about jumping up to the 230gr Bergers once supplies start to show up on shelves again.
  6. Engineering101

    Engineering101 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    Custom 338 RUM based on Montana Rifles 1999 action and a 26.5" #19 Krieger stainless barrel, Accurate Innovations stock in oil finished English black walnut (I like wood), medium Painkiller brake, 4.5 X 30 Bushnell Elite, 30 mm Burris Signature rings mounted on 20 MOA Nightforce bases. I use 210 TTSX at 3,200 fps out to 500 yards, 300 gr Bergers past that.
  7. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    Savage Model 12 in 300 WSM, HS Precision stock, Vortex PST 6-24 SFP scope, Mcgowan 26" barrel, Badger Ordnance brake. Shoots 210 VLD at 2885 FPS.
  8. matemike

    matemike Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2014
    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
  9. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2011
    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
  10. scf

    scf Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    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.
  11. PSYOPS

    PSYOPS Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    For me .338 Lapua Magnum. Tack driver at distances from 1000 and in.

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  12. cmorsch

    cmorsch Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    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.
  13. chuckyd313

    chuckyd313 Member

    Apr 25, 2014
    Jesus. Reach right out and touch someone.
  14. RHC

    RHC Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2014
    Look at all you tough guys with your cannons! :D