Trying to decide what caliber I want for a long range hunting rifle for anything from deer and antalope to elk out to 600 yards. Deciding between 260, 6.5 creedmoor and 6.5x284 norma
What would you say would be a good option for elk at that range?
Don't rule out the 7mm, great bullets and brass are available. I love my custom 7mm SAUM, shooting the 180 gr Hybrids. I have also had great results with the 162 gr A-max. In the right conditions, I have complete confidence on elk 1371out to 1000 yds with my load. If you are open to a long action, check out the .284/.375 Ruger Imp (7 LRM) pushing the 180 Hybrid, 180 VLD, or the up-coming 195 Hybrid. Good luck with your selection.
Thanks for the advice, I think that I am leaning toward the 6.5x284. But someone stated early that a 7mm-08 would be good for that range, I already have one in a savage model 111, do you guys think that that would have enough punch at 5-600 yrds to put an elk down? And will it stay accurate out to that range?