Why not on Elk? What is it with SO MANY folks on this forum, that when they talk about Elk its like it's all in Whispers! It can only be folks that have never actually shot Elk. Ooooooohhhhh...the majestic and magic Elk that walk on water, fly like unicorns and fart fairy dust. Elk are just a larger Deer, die the same as deer when shot and as far as I'm concerned ( as long as I don't come across the ones bullets bounce off of) drop faster than deer! I have shot em with .270, .308., .300 Weatherby, .338 Lapua, and they all dropped either DRT, or within 10 yards. I'd shoot one with a Core lokt if I didn't reload...as a matter of fact I'd shoot two or Three!Anyone notice Core-lokt's are very accurate? Every rifle I own seems to love Core-lokt's. Not that I would use them on Elk, but they shoot well.
Now Old Rooster...listen-up Son! The Old stuff is never better than the new stuff as long as you're Older than the new stuff you are with! Edit: Or did you mean Guns?I grew up in the south and had an uncle that gave me a 3030 bolt action rifle that did not work so I took it to a gunsmith(retired) and he took it apart and said it needs a good cleaning then bring it back to me.I cleaned it with Hoppe's for a week and still full of everything.I plugged the barrel and poured kerosene in the barrel and let it sit for a few days and it cleaned up nice.It cost me 50 cents to replace a part and 3030 with 150 gr core-lokts I killed most of my deer and hogs.I also had a 32 win special 94 winchester but only shot core-lokts in the 3030.
Sometimes the older stuff is as good as the new stuff!
Something I certainly never thought about before when I shoot any animal or a Bear. Never considered what kind of day they are having first! But I'm fairly certain right after I shot it...it's having a bad day for certain. So if I read this right....a mad bear...takes three or more bullets to kill it....a happy bear...I can assume takes One....what if the bear is just sad...should I shoot it twice? I think it's more to do with shot placement, might be just me though.....more so than the animal's attitude at the time! However...your Elk might have had a bad night too the night before....Well I have very limited experience with elk, but the ones I have shot have been very tough and I had to break the bones to get them to stop.
I think it's kind of like bears if you get them unsuspecting a 2:43 is fine but if they're all ****ed off and have bad teeth or are already shot it takes a lot of lead to put them down.
Has always your mileage may vary.
So was mine - Winchester 94 30/30 170 flat nose 4 pt in Adirondacks in 1967. DRT. First field dressing more like Freddie Kreuger work. Remember like yesterday since I left knife on rock so I wouldn't lose it. Snowed 12" that night. Wonder if still there on rock 54 years later? Red plaid hand me down Woolrich jacket, flannel lined jeans and uninsulated Timberline boots. Froze my feet off since they were ok with regular socks. Yes Sasquatch back then too.My first deer was with them out of a 300 SAUM