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Old 09-02-2003, 01:11 PM
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What do you think is the best Elk round and why?
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:46 PM
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This has been askes earlier in the forum,and you will get this response " The best round for elk is the one you can shoot the best."

For the sake of argument,IMO is the 338 win mag,Flat shooting,Hitts hard,and IMO less recoil than some other magnums.

As for a close 2nd,the Ole 30-06,it is avalible every where the is a elk camp,and it just kills elk plain and simple,no bells or whistles.
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:42 PM
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If I had to pick one rifle to elk hunt with it would be a 338-win mag.
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Old 09-02-2003, 06:04 PM
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If leaving human frailties out of the equation and going for the " best round for elk" , then on balance I' d vote for the 338WinMag with bullets of Partition quality or better (Swifts, Barnes, FailSafes). Easy recoiling, fast, flat, and has a heavy (and wide) bullet with the ability to break both shoulders on an elk without shying away from the job. Ammo is readily available and and it is time proven --- a " no excuses" cartridge for " bigger than deer" sized game.

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Old 09-02-2003, 06:32 PM
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My 270 is my best elk round cause it gets the job done and I shoot it accuratley.
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Old 09-02-2003, 06:34 PM
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29" 2413 4 " Feather 125 grain snuffer should do the trick.

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Old 09-02-2003, 07:08 PM
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I shoot a .223 Remington better than any other cartridge. So by yer logic, that' s the best elk round for me? And does that relieve me of all responsibility to practice since I don' t have to practice to shoot that round well? Yall are too simple-minded. Elk are big critters with a particularly strong attachment to stayin' outta yer freezer. Minimum energy levels and penetration are merited. So is a ethical commitment to practicing to become proficient with such minimal cartridges or whatever you choose to tote.
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Old 09-02-2003, 11:49 PM
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I would have to say that with todays bullet technology' s I fill a .264 diameter 140 grain is a bare minimum, and a 7mm 160 grain a better choice. If your shots are no more than 300 yards. This is just my opinion. I have not hunted elk, but I have killed some very tough boars and their hide and gristle plate is legendary for stopping sub-par bullets.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:29 AM
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340 Wby. Mag. Good luck.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:40 PM
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Handloader,
A 338 on steroids -- nice choice!

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