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Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by laker, Sep 8, 2019.
Lets see your guys favorite elk rifles and the specs on rifle and optics.
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”! memtb
Good to see someone else, around here, follows Bob Hagel's writings.
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!
Remington 700 Milspec, 300WM.
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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I love my Savage 35 Whelen with a McGowan barrel that I built last summer and got the elk that fall.
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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
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
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!
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
Rem 700 LRP stainless, 300RUM 208 ELDM with a full case of Retumbo.
Put the light weight factory stock back on, for mountain carry.
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.
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.