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Best 30-06 Load For Elk?

Old 01-29-2007, 05:00 PM
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The heaviest I've loaded the 30-06 was 180 grSierra spbt with IMR 4350 behind it. Ain't that heavy enough for elk?
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:09 AM
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I'm surprised that no one mentioned the 220 grain, maybe it's more of a moose round?
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:55 AM
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The 220 is too slow. The 180 grain is the perfect weight in a 30 caliber and is plenty heavy in a premium bullet. You could even drop down to 165 with an X bullet but you probably wouldn't need that extra 100fps of velocity and would trade it for a little more penetration from the 180gr.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:22 AM
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I am going to use a hornady 165 btsp on this years elk hunt.
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