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Old 10-29-2012, 04:14 PM
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I shot an AK47 a couple of weeks ago....me thinks a Russian made assault rifle would work.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FJBRADY View Post
I shot an AK47 a couple of weeks ago....me thinks a Russian made assault rifle would work.
Should we start calling you AKBRADY?
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:32 PM
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I'm a fan of the old standard .30-06 mine is a Browning A-bolt stainless stalker model. I have not started reloading yet but will this winter. Got all the ingredients just need to sit down and give it a go. But I like 180g bullets for Elk.

Originally Posted by FJBRADY View Post
I shot an AK47 a couple of weeks ago....me thinks a Russian made assault rifle would work.
If you want in the game I've got your hardware. Russian VEPR .308 I'd part with mine as I don't shoot it much.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:52 AM
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Browning A bolt 300WSM here, 180gr. Nosler Ballistic Silvertips with 69gr. H4831SC. I don't have a chronometer but figure ~2900fps as a guess. Shoots extremely accurately. Not that I had a chance this year to test that out on an actual elk though...

For antelope, 150gr. BST do nicely.

I also have a bedded thumbhole stocked M77 MkII .308 with trigger work and a 4.5x14 Burris BallisticPlex scope. Shoots dimes. Just a bit more drop than the 300. Less punishing (not nearly as light as it was with the fugly plastic stock). Lately it seems I've been letting other (new) hunters use it... something wrong with this picture.

I am having a lot of fun with a Savage .243 too, just need to work out loads for it. It likes Federal factory 100gr. and hates Remington. Quite a difference really. Too light for elk though. Dandy for deer and lopes.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:41 AM
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Standard Remington Express Core-Lokt 30-06 165 grain for me now. 19.99 a box and my standard. I have good consistency now in the range and field just from standardizing. Should have done that a long time ago..

For years I played around with different fancy bullets and for my first 10 years or so I used 180 grain. Then I realized long shots (over 300yrds) weren't for me. Too much inconsistency. I was tired of either missing elk or wounding them. Also, the comfortable shots I did take around 200 yards easily went right through the elk and it took multiple shots and a while to take them down. 165 grain bullets stay in the animal and they go down easier in my experience with the closer shots I have been taking.
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