- Jan 28, 2013
300 rum for a once in a lifetime
I voted for the 338 WM. When I'm asked, "what would a hunter in north America use a 338 for?", i have always replied by saying, "it's an elk gun!***ERROR- Switch "25-06" and "6.5X284" places, this is a mistake I can't edit - Sorry!***
This is for people that have successfully harvested an elk
(Another poll will be created for those that haven't yet.)
Pretend you get chosen to go on a once in a lifetime Montana elk hunt in a district with all types of terrain, thick lodgepole to wide open plains. Choose the cartridge you take. (if your ideal cartridge isn't listed, pick the closest one to it).
Feel free to explain.
That country looks a bit familiar. Man I do miss it in N.W. Montana
I voted 7mm because it's the closest to 2 current favorite Elk rifles. I've killed Elk with everything from a .257 Roy up to a .338. When I drew a very good limited entry Elk tag in 2017, I took my 264 Win Mag and killed my biggest Bull yet at 658 yards with a single shot.