New hunter

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by PhaetonDriver, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. PhaetonDriver

    PhaetonDriver New Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    Well, I have hunted upland birds and ducks, just never hunted deer or elk. I hope to go elk hunting in NE Arizona next season. I have an old sporterized model 98 Mauser with 4X scope.
    I have been studying amo for this 30-06 rifle and think I have two probable rounds that should be good for Elk or maybe Mule's. I am down to either Winchester Power Max 180 gr. or the Hornady Superformance GMX 165 gr.

    Any pro's or con's to either of these and have I missed the mark and should look at something else entirely.

    I should add that if I am lucky enough to see an elk I will probably pass up any shots over about 200 to 250 yards due to lack of experience.
    Phaeton Driver
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    those should both work just fine. just remember with elk even if you know you made a good shot keep shooting it till its down and not moving