Non-Experienced Elk Hunters, Pick your Cartridge!

Non-Experienced Elk Hunters, Pick you Cartridge!

  • .22 hornet - 220 swift

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • .243 Win - 6.5X284

    Votes: 4 2.2%
  • 25-06 - 270 Win

    Votes: 9 4.8%
  • 7mm-08 - .308 Win

    Votes: 10 5.4%
  • 30-06

    Votes: 10 5.4%
  • 7mm Mag

    Votes: 56 30.1%
  • 300 Win - 300 RUM

    Votes: 78 41.9%
  • 8mm - 338 Win

    Votes: 6 3.2%
  • .340 Wby - 338 Lapua

    Votes: 10 5.4%
  • 375 H&H - 375 RUM & Larger

    Votes: 1 0.5%

  • Total voters
    186

Muddyboots

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Feb 7, 2013
Messages
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Location
Michigan
The .300WM just because it works under most hunting conditions that any newbie will run into. Or avg hunter like myself. I know loaded with 200 AB at 2950, it will thump the hell of it.
 

crkckr

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Joined
Feb 27, 2014
Messages
338
Location
In the woods outside of Warrenton, MO
The .300WM just because it works under most hunting conditions that any newbie will run into. Or avg hunter like myself. I know loaded with 200 AB at 2950, it will thump the hell of it.

There is nothing "wrong" with the 300WM, other than the belt being obsolete. It most certainly still works, very well in fact. The point is, the 300 RUM works just a tad better in every department. It shoots a bit faster, uses the same bullets, the cases last a bit longer and it's just as accurate. I certainly wouldn't sell my WM just to have a RUM! I only recommend the RUM to folks who don't yet have their rifle bought and paid for.
Cheers,
crkckr
 
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