Pick your caliber, pick your speed (Another Elk hunting Thread)

Pick your caliber, pick your speed for elk

  • .264 @ 2,800 fps or less (130-140gr+)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • .264 @ over 2,800 fps (130-140gr+)

    Votes: 7 5.0%
  • .277 @ 2,800 fps or less (140-150gr+)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • .277 @ over 2,800 fps (140-150gr+)

    Votes: 7 5.0%
  • .284 @ 2,800 fps or less (160-175gr+)

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • .284 @ over 2,800 fps (160-175gr+)

    Votes: 30 21.4%
  • .308 @ 2,800 fps or less (165 - 200gr+)

    Votes: 3 2.1%
  • .308 @ over 2,800 fps (165 - 200gr+)

    Votes: 65 46.4%
  • .338 @ 2,800 fps or less (210- 300gr+)

    Votes: 9 6.4%
  • .338 @ over 2,800 fps (210- 300gr+)

    Votes: 18 12.9%

  • Total voters
    140

NEMTHunter

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Picked .308 Over 2800fps. One gun does 2850 with 215 berger and another does 3340 (3360 with 230SMK) with a 230 berger. with currant powder.

So I think that falls in the specs of .308 over 2800FPS..... ;)
 
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Picked .308 Over 2800fps. One gun does 2850 with 215 berger and another does 3340 (3360 with 230SMK) with a 230 berger. with currant powder.

So I think that falls in the specs of .308 over 2800FPS..... ;)

What kinda rail gun are you packing around?
 
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Link To build specs below. Its a 30-416 Rigby imp beyond what a normal 30-416 Rigby IMP is.

https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/new-build-for-elr-hunting-300-bsm-30-416-rigby.210485/
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trhall

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O.K. I'm borderline annoying at this point but,

What do use for elk hunting?

Similar to the elk cartridge thread except this one doesn't limit you to a particular cartridge.
Why no selection for .30 cal over 200gr? Something over 200 gr is the most popular for long range hunters I would think based on what I see on this site and others.
 

teesquare

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Why no selection for .30 cal over 200gr? Something over 200 gr is the most popular for long range hunters I would think based on what I see on this site and others.

Uh...there are 2 .308 options that offer the 200+ gr. bullet in the list. .308 = 30 caliber
 

trhall

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O.K. I'm borderline annoying at this point but,

What do use for elk hunting?

Similar to the elk cartridge thread except this one doesn't limit you to a particular cartridge.
215 gr .308 @ 3047, 300wm
 

Idaho Lefty

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The Regular .270 Win. pushes, a 140 grain Bullet,.. OVER,.. 2,800FPS !
The .270 Wby and .270 WSM's, OVER,.. 3,100 FPS easily ( Power equal, to some, 7mm Magnum, loads ) Get a Ballistic's Guy or, Reloading EXPERT with, a LOADING Book,.. to do your, Chart's !
This is STILL NOT, a "good representation", of Elk Cartridge's, "here",.. sorry !
 
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