Favorite elk rifle

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  1. laker

    laker Well-Known Member

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    Lets see your guys favorite elk rifles and the specs on rifle and optics.
     
  2. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    laker, Below is an answer I gave previously! Not just my elk rifle....my “only” hunting rifle! memtb




    Remmy700 , I failed to give the rifle description! Winchester Model 70, 24” Douglas Match grade SS barrel (lightest recommended contour) “NO” muzzle brake, McMillan stock, Pachmyar Decelerator pad, 2 leaf folding rear sight, Leupold 3.5-10 CDS mounted in Leupold QD base/rings, chambered in .375 AI. Ready to hunt..... scoped, fully loaded, and slung, 9 pounds 1 ounce! Sub moa @ 300 yards from my backyard bench! Best 3 shot group @ 300...just under an inch! memtb

    You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong." -Bob Hagel
    “Available space.....is wasted case”! [​IMG] memtb
     
  3. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Good to see someone else, around here, follows Bob Hagel's writings.
     
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  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    mine is a Savage 110 Storm in 338 win mag with a March 2.5-25-42 scope. only mod is i shortened the barrel and added a side port single baffle brake. i will have it in Utah oct 5!
     
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  5. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700 Milspec, 300WM.
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  6. Bdubose

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    Remington 700 BDL in 300 RUM, Nightforce ATACR 5X25X56, Calvin Elite and Terminator Muzzle Brake. Shooting 210 Nosler ABLR. No pics handy.
     
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    Custom built 7mm with trued weatherby action with a 26" Lilja barrel with a VX-5 3x15x44 HD Leupold scope shooting 154 interbond bullet and Reloader 26 powder
     

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  9. 257WTBY

    257WTBY Well-Known Member

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    No pics at work but my elk rifle is weatherby accumark 340 WTBY mag with zeiss glass shooting 250 gr partitions I affectionately call it Thors Hammer
     
  10. arch408

    arch408 Well-Known Member

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    Why do you guys always open up buckets of worms!!? I wish that I had a favorite "only use this one", but I don't. I have a 26 Nosler, 7mm RM, 7STW, .30 Gibbs, .300 SAUM, .300 RUM, .338WM, .338 RUM, .35 Whelen, 30-06, and .308 Win, and others, but those are the ones I would use on elk. I also have a 6.5 RM that would work, but I prefer heavier bullets than I can use efficiently it's short magezine. Okay, where were we? Oh yeah, favorite! Well if I could only have one, it might be my .300 Rum. Recoil tolerable and has good ballistics. But, if I anticipate extensive hiking over harsh terrain, I'm taking my M700 Ti .300 SAUM. With its Leupold ultra light 3-9 scope with the Boone and Crocket reticle, it's a joy to carry. Total weight unloaded is about 6 1/2 pounds and has ballistics right on the heels of the .300 WM. My other rifles have their merits and if I anticipate minamil hiking, I would probably take my custom built 7STW. I built it myself using a new M700 action, Broughton fluted 27 1/2 barrel, and an H&S Precision stock. Although I have other brands of scopes I prefer mostly
    Leupolds. I prefer locked eye pieces. Although, I have been playing with the Sig "connect the dot scopes". I am going to try one a deer hunt in October. Above all, use a premium bullet especially in magnums. I have no doubt that I could cleanly kill an elk with my 6.5 RM, unfortunately, not all shots are broadside and I want a bullet that will penetrate and not disintegrate.
    You know what? Come to think about, I just might have some guns for sale!
     
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  11. Don A Parsons

    Don A Parsons Well-Known Member

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    This year's Moose and Elk rifle is a used 1980 Remington model 700 BDL 6.5 A-square with 4-16 Votex

    Normally I use my Remmy LR in 30/06 with Nikon 3-12x42 or my F Class / PRS Remmy 308 sporting a Sightron 6-24x50 optic,,, just enough Punch-Junk so long as I close the gap... Ha

    The 6.5 A-square I'm sure will flatten the tires in the 2 to 300 range...

    Cheers from the North
     
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  12. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Rem 700 LRP stainless, 300RUM 208 ELDM with a full case of Retumbo.
    Put the light weight factory stock back on, for mountain carry.
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  13. RAGGED EDGE

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    Stock 700 clip-fed .270 win. with Harrell's brake and Trigger-Tech Primary topped with a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x CDS in Talley LW mounts. Why the brake? I like to watch the hits.
     
  14. Eagleye242

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    Custom 8mm Rem Mag. 700 Remington action, trued and lapped, 26" Benchmark 1-9.5 twist, Triggertech trigger, McMillan classic stock with Limbsaver. Leupold 4.5-14x40 B&C. I shoot the 220 A-Frame at 3050, and it loves this bullet, often yielding half moa out to 500 meters (545 yards) It it a Thumper on elk, and that big A-Frame will reach the vitals from any sane angle, or through big bone. Dave.