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What's your favorite elk hammer?

Old 09-01-2008, 01:28 AM
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The two elk I got were with 180 grain accubond bullets out of my 300 win mag. one dropped right there, the other ran about 20 yards. Both shots were around 120 yards.

Neither were broadside shots, the first was facing away from me and was a shot to the back from uphill, between the shoulders. The second was facing stright on. Next time I hunt elk, I'd use the same gun and same bullet. Can't ask for much better results than what I got.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:40 AM
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For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management and know how to shoot competently.... "What is your favorite "elk hammer?"
By "elk hammer" I'm not talking about the "just get by" cartridges, as in "archery rifles" (poke a hole in them on a perfect broadside, bleed 'em out, and then hope you can find 'em/retrieve 'em), I mean cartridges with 200+ grain heavy bullets (a little downward adjustment allowed for Barnes).... high energy, deep penetrating, bone shattering, capable of handling unfavorable angles, slap'em down (without a CNS hit)cartridges. Also needs to be right at home with "plenty left over"at up to 300 yards.

[BTW, rifle needs to be capable of being packed in elk country and shot off hand.]
[Info on bullet type & velocitiesis preferred.]
[Info on rifle is optional.]

Remember, if ya ain't done it, it don't count.
You vote, I'll keep track.
================================================== ==

1 = 30-06
1 = 300 WinMag

1 = 30-378 Weatherby
1 = 338 WinMag
1 - 340 Weatherby
1 = 350 RemMag
1 = 375 H&H
1 = 375 Epstein
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:49 AM
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Custom 300ultra mag based on a 700 stainless action and mcmillan stock, driving a 180gr tsx at 3380fps.I have taken 9 elk with the 300ultramag.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:20 AM
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Default RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management and know how to shoot competently.... "What is your favorite "elk hammer?"
By "elk hammer" I'm not talking about the "just get by" cartridges, as in "archery rifles" (poke a hole in them on a perfect broadside, bleed 'em out, and then hope you can find 'em/retrieve 'em), I mean cartridges with 200+ grain heavy bullets (a little downward adjustment allowed for Barnes).... high energy, deep penetrating, bone shattering, capable of handling unfavorable angles, slap'em down (without a CNS hit)cartridges. Also needs to be right at home with "plenty left over"at up to 300 yards.

[BTW, rifle needs to be capable of being packed in elk country and shot off hand.]
[Info on bullet type & velocitiesis preferred.]
[Info on rifle is optional.]

Remember, if ya ain't done it, it don't count.
You vote, I'll keep track.
================================================== ==

1 = 30-06

1 = 300 WinMag
1 = 300 RUM
1 = 30-378 Weatherby
1 = 338 WinMag
1 - 340 Weatherby
1 = 350 RemMag
1 = 375 H&H
1 = 375 Epstein
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:45 PM
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this yr is will be a Methews DXT, hopeing for a good rut
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:20 PM
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Why do you guys need to shoot cannons when my 270 will do the same job maybe even better. Just kidding, I shoot a 300 Ultra Mag with 180 grain Interbonds traveling 3350 fps.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:14 PM
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Default RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management and know how to shoot competently.... "What is your favorite "elk hammer?"
By "elk hammer" I'm not talking about the "just get by" cartridges, as in "archery rifles" (poke a hole in them on a perfect broadside, bleed 'em out, and then hope you can find 'em/retrieve 'em), I mean cartridges with 200+ grain heavy bullets (a little downward adjustment allowed for Barnes).... high energy, deep penetrating, bone shattering, capable of handling unfavorable angles, slap'em down (without a CNS hit)cartridges. Also needs to be right at home with "plenty left over"at up to 300 yards.

[BTW, rifle needs to be capable of being packed in elk country and shot off hand.]
[Info on bullet type & velocitiesis preferred.]
[Info on rifle is optional.]

Remember, if ya ain't done it, it don't count.
You vote, I'll keep track.
================================================== ==

1 = 30-06

1 = 300 WinMag
2 = 300 RUM
1 = 30-378 Weatherby
1 = 338 WinMag
1= 340 Weatherby
1 = 350 RemMag
1 = 375 H&H
1 = 375 Epstein
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:42 PM
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correction......

2 - .340 weatherbys


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Old 09-01-2008, 10:44 PM
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Default RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management and know how to shoot competently.... "What is your favorite "elk hammer?"
By "elk hammer" I'm not talking about the "just get by" cartridges, as in "archery rifles" (poke a hole in them on a perfect broadside, bleed 'em out, and then hope you can find 'em/retrieve 'em), I mean cartridges with 200+ grain heavy bullets (a little downward adjustment allowed for Barnes).... high energy, deep penetrating, bone shattering, capable of handling unfavorable angles, slap'em down (without a CNS hit)cartridges. Also needs to be right at home with "plenty left over"at up to 300 yards.

[BTW, rifle needs to be capable of being packed in elk country and shot off hand.]
[Info on bullet type & velocitiesis preferred.]
[Info on rifle is optional.]

Remember, if ya ain't done it, it don't count.
You vote, I'll keep track.
================================================== ==

1 = 30-06

1 = 300 WinMag
2 = 300 RUM
1 = 30-378 Weatherby
1 = 338 WinMag
2= 340 Weatherby
1 = 350 RemMag
1 = 375 H&H
1 = 375 Epstein
---
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:30 AM
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ORIGINAL: EKM
I've toyed with the idea of taking the 50BMG just for chits and grins, but it would take an additional horse and at 30+ pounds you can't feasibly shoot it off hand.]
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