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Snowrun 10-21-2012 05:27 PM

What is your favorite firearm and bullet combination for elk?
 
Mine is 300 Winchester Magnum with 180 grain Nosler Accubonds.
I get about 3015 FPS out of them from my Remington 700 Sendero.

I am curious to see what others have found to be great combinations.

Also if anyone needs a ballistics chart worked up for hunting season let me know. (I need the bullet type and muzzle velocity as well as the altitude you plan on using it)
:thumb::wrench:

Mendocino 10-21-2012 05:52 PM

340 Weatherby with 275g Swift A frame, 90g of R25 @2886 fps. This gun and load have killed many elk, caribou, and moose. Last year I decided to put a brake on it and glad I did:o. I took a raghorn last November in AZ at 743 yards with it.

Snowrun 10-21-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Mendocino (Post 220537)
340 Weatherby with 275g Swift A frame, 90g of R25 @2886 fps. This gun and load have killed many elk, caribou, and moose. Last year I decided to put a brake on it and glad I did:o. I took a raghorn last November in AZ at 743 yards with it.

340 Weatherby is an awesome cartridge. Have you seen the new 300 grain hunting bullet from Berger? I was telling Kevin about it for his .338 the other day. The thing has a G1 BC of .818 (g7 of .419) which is super impressive.

AHorseThief 10-24-2012 10:21 AM

I shoot a Ruger M77 in 7mm Rem Mag.

I've been using Sierra GameKing 175 gr bullets with 58 grains of RL22 powder.

In our group we've got 3 guys who shoot 7mm Mag and 1 gal who shoots a 270. They seem to get the job done.

wesintl 10-24-2012 11:26 AM

odd six 180gr nutin fancy. tried and true years before me.

Caribou Sandstorm 10-26-2012 06:54 PM

What Larger has....I think it is a Sig

4Mogger 10-27-2012 04:28 PM

Accuracy International modded, AAC suppressed, Remington 700 in 300 Blackout. 220 grain BTHP's. Just finished the build. One deer, no elk yet.
My gunsmith has taken many elk with his. I have enough brass now so I will be loading up some 200 grain subsonics from Lehigh Defense.

Snowrun 10-27-2012 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Mogger (Post 220923)
Accuracy International modded, AAC suppressed, Remington 700 in 300 Blackout. 220 grain BTHP's. Just finished the build. One deer, no elk yet.
My gunsmith has taken many elk with his. I have enough brass now so I will be loading up some 200 grain subsonics from Lehigh Defense.

That is a great setup. A 300 Blackout with a can in on my bucket list.
How uncomfortable is it to shoot without muffs? BTW if you up around Denver and want to do a shooting day give me a ping. (I am a member of a private club with a 1000 yard range)
:thumb:

4Mogger 10-29-2012 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Snowrun (Post 220928)
That is a great setup. A 300 Blackout with a can in on my bucket list.
How uncomfortable is it to shoot without muffs? BTW if you up around Denver and want to do a shooting day give me a ping. (I am a member of a private club with a 1000 yard range)
:thumb:

I was about 50 yards away across a corn field when my son shot his deer with it... I saw him walking toward me and assumed he had not gotten one until I saw the big smile on his face. I never heard the shot.
I would compare it to a pellet gun-- the bullet striking the target is louder then the report.
It takes some getting used to with the bullet drop. I put a nightforce on it with the new MOAR reticle and with a rangefinder it is pretty quick and easy to figure out and shoot confidently. Some expanding bullets would definitely help though as even a subsonic OTM bullet goes right through.

4Mogger 10-29-2012 02:30 PM

and thanks for the invite! I am also a member of a private range about a mile from my house but it tops out at about 800 yards. I have a 1700 yard range off my back porch though...:)
So if you are around Montrose, come over and shoot!


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