7mm-08 for elk

Leave me alone

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2020
Messages
41
Location
Nevada
My neice has her first Bull ELK tag in Nevada and shoots a 7mm-08. The only factory ammo they could find was the Hornady 150 ELD-X I offered to reload for them and would like feedback from shooters who have used the 7mm-08 for Elk. What Bullet and Powder............ Ive used the 708 in the past but used the 120 X
 

Canhunter35

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2017
Messages
2,874
I highly recommend the ELD M 162 at 2600 to 2750 fps. It will throttle an ELK out to 1100 yards

See my recent post about bullet performance on a mule deer buck at 840 yards
I had to look, it’s still over 1500fps at 1100yds, but I’ve shot deer at 1500fps and less...it can be kinda underwhelming but still effective through the ribs. It’s farther than I would be comfortable shooting an elk...maybe 800yds would be my max with the 162 at 2700fps
 

jebel

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
280
Location
Oregon
I took an elk with my 7-08 loaded with the 131gr Hammer Hunter over Varget. At 340 yards the shot was a little forward. It broke the near femur, through the chest, broke the far femur, and exited. Plenty of power for elk.
 

JMW67

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2012
Messages
1,129
Location
TEXAS
My neice has her first Bull ELK tag in Nevada and shoots a 7mm-08. The only factory ammo they could find was the Hornady 150 ELD-X I offered to reload for them and would like feedback from shooters who have used the 7mm-08 for Elk. What Bullet and Powder............ Ive used the 708 in the past but used the 120 X
what kind of range is she capable of making a good shot this would help me in making a suggestion
 

MAD10

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2010
Messages
229
Location
CO
I had to look, it’s still over 1500fps at 1100yds, but I’ve shot deer at 1500fps and less...it can be kinda underwhelming but still effective through the ribs. It’s farther than I would be comfortable shooting an elk...maybe 800yds would be my max with the 162 at 2700fps
Can Hunter 35 you make a valid point. I run around at 9-12,000 ft here in Colorado. So I get a bit more from a given cartridge...and I only use the ELDM. I would not dare use a lesser weight or a controlled expansion bullet at these sort of ranges....800 yards is a more realistic figure in that respect.
 

msmith57

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2015
Messages
71
Location
western Montana
My neice has her first Bull ELK tag in Nevada and shoots a 7mm-08. The only factory ammo they could find was the Hornady 150 ELD-X I offered to reload for them and would like feedback from shooters who have used the 7mm-08 for Elk. What Bullet and Powder............ Ive used the 708 in the past but used the 120 X
More than Enough, I've used 53gr BTHP @ 4300 fps on Elk one head shot stops them in their tracks .
 

wkdwdg66

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2013
Messages
53
Location
Kansas
My neice has her first Bull ELK tag in Nevada and shoots a 7mm-08. The only factory ammo they could find was the Hornady 150 ELD-X I offered to reload for them and
would like feedback from shooters who have used the 7mm-08 for Elk. What Bullet and Powder............ Ive used the 708 in the past but used the 120 X
That eld-x should work just fine.....maybe not past 500 yds
 

Trending threads

Top