Help pic the bullet for my son's Elk Hunt.

Longtine88

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My son and I have a hunt in New Mexico for elk in a couple of weeks. I'll be hunting with a 300 win mag 215 hybrids and my son will be hunting with a 28 nosler. The question is this hunt with the 195 EOL's 3,030 fps confirmed 0.6 moa at 1000 yards or use 180 Hybrid @ 3,175fps confirmed 0.5 moa at 1000 yards. Basically comes down to bullet performance on game in a nut shell. I personally am leaning towards the 180's. Or I could go with a 7 SAUM and reduce the recoil down using the 180 Hybrid. I have a heck of a load going 2,950 fps with it.
 

zr600

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How old is your son? If he’s an adult or can ha for the recoil and shoot the gun good I would do the 195s.
 

Longtine88

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How old is your son? If he’s an adult or can ha for the recoil and shoot the gun good I would do the 195s.
He’s 18. This is actually his birthday present. Every year since he was 10 I take him hunting somewhere. One year it’s deer, next year it’s goats , this year it’s elk. He can handle the nosler pretty well. Heck that saum feels so good shooting I may end up hunting with it lol.
 

Will Gray

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Sierra 180g GameKings for me. Nice groups. The cold bore shot is the only one that matters for the LONG shots, under 200yds they are all good.
 

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195’s and don’t look back. The 28Nosler and the 195 seems like they were made for each other and are the perfect balance. I have killed many animals with them out past 1000 yards and they performed great.
 

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Last week I killed a big Utah bull with my 28 Nosler. I was using the 177g Hammer Hunter and at 350 yards and he pancaked in his tracks.
 

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