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Old 09-07-2008, 05:39 PM
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My vote with proven personal success is my 7MM WSM
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:00 PM
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Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - Assorted BS Weapons, Military multi-ton equipment, etc.
1 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmWSM
1 - 7mmRemMag
3 - 30-06
2 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:08 PM
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300 win mag. Hard to beat. Lots of factory loads to choose from, probably more .308 bullets to choose from for the handloader than any other caliber. 30-06 is great also, just lacks the power and range of the 300, but under 250 yards works just as well.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:12 AM
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Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - Assorted BS Weapons, Military multi-ton equipment, etc.
1 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmWSM
1 - 7mmRemMag
3 - 30-06
3 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:39 AM
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.300 Win mag
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:48 AM
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270, 150 Nosler Partition, Model 70 Classic Sporter III....

My extended group predonimantly uses the 270 which is one of many reasons why I bought the 270..

But this post only counts for 1 vote..

We now load 14 grain TSX


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Old 09-08-2008, 10:56 AM
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Populist? How terribly liberal sounding. Does that mean Weatherby owners are elitists?
I'm an "elitist"? I thought I was a ski bum Jeez, Thanks LOL
Does a Vanguard count?

Vanguard 7mm.Rem.Mag./ Burris 3-9X40 Ball Plex/ 150 gr.Winchester Ballistic Silvertips. (I know they destroy meat. Nothing groups nearly as well out of my rifle.)
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:07 AM
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I would probably go with a .308 180-grain Winchester SuperX Ballistic Silver-Tip, or a a Barnes Triple-X bullet because my .308 is the rifle I'm familiar with, and it doesn't kick much..

I also might consider Nosler Partitions
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:31 PM
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Well, if I could go on an elk hunt tomorrow (or if someone wants to take me on an elk hunt = - ) it would be my go to Ruger M77 MKII Stainless Synthetic chambered in 7mm Rem Mag shooting a well constructed 154 grain HornadyInterbond.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:21 PM
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Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - Assorted BS Weapons, Military multi-ton equipment, etc.
2 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmWSM
3 - 7mmRemMag
1 - 308 Win
3 - 30-06
4 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
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