Featured Len Backus and Robb Wiley discuss some of the best elk hunting calibers - Video

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Len Backus, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Robb Wiley of Non-Typical Outfitters and I got into a couple of good discussions recently on video. The setting is up in the mountain wilderness camp in between our shooting class sessions a couple weeks ago.

    The topic of this first one is "Good cartridges for killing elk". We talk about the effectiveness of various 30 caliber cartridges, my own personal use of several 7mm cartridges and a growing interest in various 6.5mm cartridges.

     
  2. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    Good discussion. Think I'll stay with my 300 Win Mag. Used it for 20 years.
     
  3. beretzs

    beretzs Well-Known Member

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    Cool discussion. Thanks for taking the time to talk it out.
     
  4. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, 340 Wbee, can not get any better. thk. u
     
  5. Bobby Blkout

    Bobby Blkout New Member

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    I have killed several elk over the years. My first was with a 7mm Rem Mag, but switched to a 338 Win Mag because of the distances (all my elk, with one exception, have been over 300 yards plus) I have had to shoot. I am older now and have had 2 surgeries on my right shoulder and have become a little recoil sensitive. I am thinking of changing to my 280 Remington or my new custom rifle in 7x57 Mauser and being a little more selective in my shots.
     
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    Thanks for the discussion, The older I get the less recoil I like, started with a 300win, then a 7mm and now a 6.5Creedmor.
     
  7. Bobby Blkout

    Bobby Blkout New Member

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    Have you had a chance to use your 6.5 on elk yet?
     
  8. Rick Richard

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    I have a custom 300 WM that is braked and I find it to be mild in recoil and pleasant to shoot. With that said, I am having a 6.5 SAUM being built that I hope will be my 'go to' rifle for deer and elk.
     
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    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    I had the good fortune to take my first bull with Rob at the Greys River camp some years ago. I told Rob I was shooting a 6.5x284 (single shot Cooper Phoenix bolt rifle). At the time I remember Rob had a look on his face like, "thats different". He knew I shot a lot and in casual long range competitions. Fortunately as he states in the above video, one well placed shot in the vitals is all it took. I'll always have one in my stable but for elk I too have become enamored with the 28 Nosler and I'm really liking this one! See you soon Rob. : )

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  10. jpope02

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    Cut through all the crap! 300 Weatherby! quit arguing.
     
  11. jpope02

    jpope02 Member

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    I'm still here.
     
  12. jpope02

    jpope02 Member

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    NOT A robot.
     
  13. jpope02

    jpope02 Member

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    wazz up.
     
  14. LDHunter

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    Thanks for this Len... I've had a couple of 7SAUM's built and am in the barrel break-in phase and am encouraged by this that they'll be adequate or possibly even good for long range elk.