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Poll: Elk Cartridge Preferences

Old 04-14-2006, 07:42 PM
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How many elk to a ton?
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:20 PM
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First hand experience with boththe rifle and the elk kill. No second hand stuff.
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What is your current favorite elk cartridge that you personally have actually used to take elk?

You post, i'll run the tally:

So Far:

5 - 270 Winchester
9 - 30-06 Springfield
1 - 270 Winchester Short Magnum
8 - 7mm Remington Magnum
1 - 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 300 Winchester Short Magnum
7 - 300 Winchester Magnum
1 - 300 Weatherby Magnum
3 - 300 Remington Ultra Magnum
2 - 30-378 WeatherbyMagnum
7 -338 Winchester Magnum
3 - 338 Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 340 Weatherby Magnum
1 - 358 Norma Magnum
2 - 375 Holland & Holland Magnum
1 - 416 Remington Magnum
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:19 AM
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Ok, Put me down for 1-.270
and 2-30/06
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Old 04-15-2006, 09:10 AM
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"....What is your current favorite elk cartridge...."
That means one, it is supposed to be your favorite (one) that you (personally)have taken elk with. (Requires you kill& recover it) ================================================== ==

What is your current favorite elk cartridge that you personally have actually used to take elk?

You post, i'll run the tally:

So Far:

5 - 270 Winchester
9 - 30-06 Springfield
1 - 270 Winchester Short Magnum
8 - 7mm Remington Magnum
1 - 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 300 Winchester Short Magnum
7 - 300 Winchester Magnum
1 - 300 Weatherby Magnum
3 - 300 Remington Ultra Magnum
2 - 30-378 WeatherbyMagnum
7 -338 Winchester Magnum
3 - 338 Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 340 Weatherby Magnum
1 - 358 Norma Magnum
2 - 375 Holland & Holland Magnum
1 - 416 Remington Magnum
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53

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[Smoke Poles:2]

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Old 04-15-2006, 10:08 AM
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Default RE: Poll: Elk Cartridge Preferences

I find that the best way to get used to the recoil of a new rifle is to hunt small game with it, I like shooting Rabbits, Hares and foxes with my 375H&H and now it feels like a 30/06 to me.
The secret to shooting a big game rifle well is practice practice practice and targets just don’t cut it IMO. So get out there and start dropping small game with your big guns and be a better hunter for it.

Say I found out that most of the red deer I have been shooting have been crossed with Wapiti (Elk) so if that’s the case then I have dropped quite a few ½ Elk with 6.5X55’s and a number of other calibres.
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:20 AM
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Put me down for the .270
I've killed more elk with the 30/06 but thats for the grizzlies that seem to be taking over the area.
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Old 04-15-2006, 01:51 PM
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What is your current favorite elk cartridge that you personally have actually used to take elk?

You post, i'll run the tally:

So Far:

6 - 270 Winchester
9 - 30-06 Springfield
1 - 270 Winchester Short Magnum
8 - 7mm Remington Magnum
1 - 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 300 Winchester Short Magnum
7 - 300 Winchester Magnum
1 - 300 Weatherby Magnum
3 - 300 Remington Ultra Magnum
2 - 30-378 WeatherbyMagnum
7 -338 Winchester Magnum
3 - 338 Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 340 Weatherby Magnum
1 - 358 Norma Magnum
2 - 375 Holland & Holland Magnum
1 - 416 Remington Magnum
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54

[Stick Flippers: 2]
[Smoke Poles:2]

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Old 04-21-2006, 06:27 PM
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ok i have yet to go elk hunting lack of drawing a permit but i bought a rem 700 bdl in 280 for the express purpose of killing an elk!!
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:18 AM
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I admire the spirit. One could even draw tags, go do the hunt and if one didn't get the elk, then it still wouldn't qualify. Sorry.

What is your current favorite elk cartridge that you personally have actually used to take elk?

You post, i'll run the tally:

So Far:

6 - 270 Winchester
9 - 30-06 Springfield
1 - 270 Winchester Short Magnum
8 - 7mm Remington Magnum
1 - 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 300 Winchester Short Magnum
7 - 300 Winchester Magnum
1 - 300 Weatherby Magnum
3 - 300 Remington Ultra Magnum
2 - 30-378 WeatherbyMagnum
7 -338 Winchester Magnum
3 - 338 Remington Ultra Magnum
1 - 340 Weatherby Magnum
1 - 358 Norma Magnum
2 - 375 Holland & Holland Magnum
1 - 416 Remington Magnum
---
54

[Stick Flippers: 2]
[Smoke Poles:2]

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Old 04-22-2006, 04:31 PM
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