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Best Caliber for elk

Old 01-16-2010, 03:05 PM
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.340 Wby. Mag. Good luck.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jaywalker
Does anyone know what elk actually tasts like? Good?
elk stack is the best
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:24 PM
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I have hunted elk for 28-years, my go-to elk rifle is my 340-Weatherby.

Good luck hunting,

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jaywalker
Does anyone know what elk actually tasts like? Good?
Got 2 in the freezer. Best form of venison IMO. More like beef than deer or moose.


For an elk gun I would say 300 win mag or 300 WSM are all around winners. Most other popular mid sized calibers are more than adequate.
.340 Wby. Mag. Good luck.
I have read that is the perfect elk caliber.
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:08 PM
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I use the same recipe as Gamblinman


The 7mm RM will get him on the ground - I bring the .338 WM when I know there is bear to contend with.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:51 PM
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It's all about shot placement, not about caliber. Choose which gun you like, Use a good quality bullet and have fun. I've shot many elk that dropped with one shot from a 120g 25-06, I watched a bull take five 180g 30-06 bullets. Recent years I've been using a 270WSM shooting 140g TSX. And they have worked great.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:00 PM
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.340 Weatherby...is my ultimate elk cartridge choice

Ideal options include...
7mm Rem. Mag.
.30-06
.300 Win. Mag.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Painted Horse
It's all about shot placement, not about caliber. Choose which gun you like, Use a good quality bullet and have fun. I've shot many elk that dropped with one shot from a 120g 25-06, I watched a bull take five 180g 30-06 bullets. Recent years I've been using a 270WSM shooting 140g TSX. And they have worked great.
I agree, but, things don't always go as planned, and that extra energy from the larger caliber can make or break you're hunt.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:39 AM
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i have a Winchester mod 70 in 300wm that is waiting for a chance in Tn & Ky 1 day soon i hope,then i will post the report ,mike300wm
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:05 AM
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A gamo air rifle right through the eye at 10 feet
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